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Print from Your Own Device (PYOD)

This guide provides the link to the website allowing you to print from your own device, as well as provides you with step-by-step instructions for doing so.

PYOD Quick Directions

To print from your own device:

  1. Go to:

  2. Enter your k number and password

  3. Click "Choose file" to select the document you want to print

  4. Click the green "Next>>" button, then wait for the print options to appear

  5. Click on "SELECT PRINTER BELOW" and select BH_152B_5002 for the library, or another printer if you know what is closest to you. 

  6. Click Print

  • At the Cedar Rapids campus library: select BH_152B_5002 

Print from Your Own Device Link


Q: My document isn't printing. What should I do?

A: There could be a few different reasons:

  1. Make sure that the file you're printing is closed. Print From Your Own Device will not print open documents.
  2. Make sure it's a file type that PYOD accepts: Microsoft Office (.docx, .xlxs, .pptx, etc.), PDF, JPG, GIF, PNG, TIF, BMP & TXT.
  3. Make sure the file name of the document doesn't have any punctuation marks, and isn't too long.
  4. Webpages can be printed by selecting "Web Print" from the top menu and entering the address in the "Web Address to Print" search bar. However pages or documents from website requiring a login (e.g. Google Drive or Talon) cannot be printed. You must download or export the document and save it to your computer first.
  5. Make sure you select the printer from the drop down list under "1_SELECT_PRINTER_BELOW"
Q: Am I charged for printing from the PYOD system?

A: Your printing & copying account will be charged 5 cents per page, just as when printing from a college computer.

Cedar Rapids Campus Library

Benton Hall

6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA


If you need disability-related accommodations in order to use the Library, our website, or our resources, please contact the library at or 319-398-5697.