Printing & Computing

Printing and Scanning

Wireless Printing is available from (Tulane login credentials required).

Printing at Tulane is monitored through Pharos, a wastage control system. All medical students are allocated a printing credit that appears on your card at the beginning of each semester. If you are not allocated a print credit you will need to add money to your Splash Card using the vending machine located in the 24/7 Quiet Area of Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences. Visitors can purchase a print card ($1 fee) at the vending station in the Matas Library.

There are two black & white printers and one color printer available in the 24/7 Quiet Area of the Matas Library. The cost of printing will be deducted from your print credit or cash balance at a rate of 10 cents per page for black & white printing and 70 cents per page for color printing.

There are flatbed scanners available in the 24/7 Quiet Area and Mezzanine-level classroom of the Matas Library. A Bookeye KIC scanner is available upon request for bound items. The scanners are provided for use at no charge, and are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please be considerate of others and refrain from using the computers with scanners attached when other computers are free.

Note: Those searching databases may want to talk to the Reference lLbrarians in the Matas Library for ways to minimize the number of pages that will be printed. You may download your information to disk and print it somewhere else or email your information to yourself to print elsewhere.


Printing Allowance Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get it?
The allowance is automatically added to your Tulane account after you have completed registration for each semester.

How do I check to see if I have it?
If you've completed registration, you'll see the credit when you swipe your Splash Card at a VTS box or print station. Go to a VTS box or print station in either the Matas Library or the Student Computing Facility (first floor of the medical school) and swipe your Splash Card. You should see the remaining balance of your allocation displayed. Make sure you click the Exit button when you've finished.

What if I have a 10 page print job, but I only have 5 pages remaining from my allocation?
You'll have to add additional funds to your Tulane ID account to print that job. Your allocation will remain at 5 pages and the 10 page job will be deducted from the real money you add. The machine accepts $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills.

What if I don't use all my Fall semester allocation? Will my remaining balance be added to my Spring semester allocation?
Sorry. The allocations are by semester only. So your 250 pages for the Fall semester will only be good that semester. Your balance starts over at 250 pages in the spring, 100 pages in the summer.

If I have any questions, where do I go for help?
Ask a staff member in the computer labs or at the circulation desk of the Matas Library or email Tulane IT at

Desktop Computers & Networking

Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences has desktop computers available for use within the library study areas. All of the computers have a selection of productivity, medical, and public health specific applications installed. The library also has laptops available for checkout for in-library use only. Four desktop computers are available for short-term public use during normal business hours. Flatbed scanners are also located throughout the library.

Seventeen computers are located in the classroom on the mezzanine level of the library (M207). This room may be reserved for exams and presentations. Email for further information.

The 24/7 quiet study space has provides computing, printing, scanning, and VTS access to add funds to Splash Cards. This space also offers several private group study rooms, tables, and carrels with convenient electrical outlet access. Seven of the computers in this area host software provided by the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SAS, SPSS, STATA, ARC-GIS). There are three computers in the lobby area with statistical software as well. 

The Matas Library has Dell PC laptops available for checkout at the circulation desk. A valid Tulane ID is required.

Tulane WiFi

Eduroam is the wireless network SSID that allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to access wireless while visiting our campus. Conversely, Tulane employees and students have access to wireless when visiting participating institutions.

Eduroam requires users use their fully qualified names and passwords to login to Eduroam – for example "" instead of "riptide." This will remove the need for traveling Tulane users to reconfigure their Eduroam settings while at other campuses.

For more info and a link to other participating Eduroam institutions see the TIS Knowledge Base.

Click here to register for access to the "tulane" wireless network.