Public Printing (Guests) - Self Registration for PaperCut

Guests can register online in order to create a PaperCut account. Once your account is created, you will have the ability to print within the Parkland Library. Former Parkland students will be able to print using their ParklandOne credentials for approximately one year after the last day they attended classes. After that, former students will need to create a PaperCut guest account instead.

PaperCut Self Registration

Once your account is created, you need to add value before you can send and release your print jobs. Add Value Stations are available in the library and they accept cash, coins, and cards. 

The first step in the Guest Registration process is to visit the Parkland PaperCut website: and click the Guest Account Registration link.


Self Registration Form

The Register New User Account form opens. All fields are required.

A valid email address is required to not only verify your new account; but communicate with you about any jobs you have submitted. Your account will have a pc- prefix to prevent duplication with existing PaperCut accounts. If you enter testuser (as in the screenshot below) as your username, your complete username is pc-testuser. Finally, create a secure password and don't share it with anyone.


When the form is complete, Click the Register button.


This screen indicates you have successfully created your account. You'll receive an email asking to verify your account. Those instructions are at the end of this document.


Clicking Login opens the PaperCut Log in page with your username filled in.

First Login

Enter your password and Click Log in.



This is your PaperCut account summary page. It details information about your account. You can add credit to your account or print from a laptop. Log Out when you're finished.


Verify your email address

When your PaperCut is created, an email is sent to the address you provided. The message asks you to verify your address by clicking a link and log into your PaperCut account. This associates your email address with your PaperCut account and allows you to use Email to Print and receive status messages about those print jobs.

Clicking the verification link opens the PaperCut log in window and looks something like this:


Logging in with your new PaperCut username/password associates this email address with your account. Successful completion of this process opens this window.


This completes Guest Account Registration.

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