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(The) Library Essentials Guide: Computers, Printing & Photocopying

How to connect to the Wi-Fi network in NCI

The WiFi network at NCI is called Eduroam.

To access Eduroam, you will need to authenticate/log in by using your college network username and password. Use the following format when you are authenticating Eduroam to your device:

Password: xxxxxxxx (your college network password)


Computers are available for students to use in the library. To log in to a computer in the library, use your NCI student email address (xyour student and password. WiFi and power sockets are also available in the library for laptop use at study desks.



Library Student Printers

The library is the main printing hub for NCI students. All printers provide printing, photocopying, and scanning services.

To use the printers, login to 'My Print Center' on a library pc or your own device with your student email and network password, upload your document and select your print options. Next, go to the corresponding printer (black and white or colour) and swipe your student card at the printer.

Printing Outside Library Hours

A printer is available in the Self-Service Hub located in Room 1.07 on the first floor of Mayor Square - use 'My Print Center' on your device to upload your documents and then swipe your student card on the printer. If you have any issues using this printer, please see the NCI Support Hub - you may need to log a ticket with IT.


  1. Go to one of the library printers/photocopiers
  2. Swipe your student ID card on the swipe unit attached to the photocopier
  3. On the touch screen, select 'Make Copies'
  4. Adjust photocopy settings if necessary
  5. Place your documentation on into the feeder or on the glass panel
  6. Press the green "Start" button to scan your document
  7. When finished, "Logout"

If you need assistance, please see a member of library staff at the reader services desk.


  1. Go to one of the library printers/photocopiers
  2. Swipe your student ID card on the swipe unit attached to the photocopier
  3. On the touch screen, select 'Scan and Send'
  4. Select the 'Send to Myself' option
  5. Place your documentation into the feeder or on the glass panel
  6. Press the green "Start" button to the right of the touch screen
  7. Then select the 'Start Sending' option on the pop up box
  8. When finished, "Logout"

You will receive an email with a PDF attachment in your college email inbox. Note: the scanning function may not be available on all printer/photocopiers. 

If you have issues with receiving your scanned documents, you will need to log a ticket with IT via the NCI Support Hub.

Use your student card to pay for printing. If you are a new student in NCI, you will begin your course with €5 credit on your student card.

Printing Costs:

  • Black & White: 8 cents per page
  • Colour: 50 cents per page

Top Up: 

Go to the Student Print site and top-up your print credit using a debit or credit card. To log in, use your college network username and password.

There could be a number of reasons as to why your document has not shown up at one of the student printers. Ensure you have done the following:

  1. Swipe your own student card at the student printer or if you are printing in a group, make sure whoever logged into their 'My Print Centre' account swipes their student card at the printer.
  2. If you are printing in colour, make sure you swipe your card at one of the 2 colour printers. If you print in black and white your document should show up on any of the 4 library printers.
  3. Check to see if you have sufficient funds. If not, you can top up online:
  4. If you are trying to print an article from one of the library databases, sometimes these resources have restricted copyright access so you will not be able to download these to print.

If you have checked all of the above and you are still having issues printing, please talk to a member of the library staff or go to the NCI Support Hub.

Need advice for your assignments or research?
The Library Academic Support Centre is here to help!
We offer in-person and online appointments, remote assistance via email and a drop-in service.
For more details about how we can help you, see here.

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Communications from the Library: Please note all communications from the library, concerning renewal of books, overdue books and reservations will be sent to your NCI student email account.