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We recommend that you save your documents in your OneDrive or Google Drive cloud storage where they can be easily accessed by any networked computer on campus.
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*Choosing the [https://www.middlebury.edu/office/information-technology-services/services/printing/printer-locations#library_printers-black-white '''Library_Printers'''] or [https://www.middlebury.edu/office/information-technology-services/services/printing/printer-locations#non_library_printers-black-white '''Non_Library_Printers'''] print queues on our Papercut server allows you to go to [https://www.middlebury.edu/office/information-technology-services/services/printing/printer-locations#public-printer-copier-locations any participating print release station] to release your print job(s)!
*'''At Bread Loaf''', the Davison Library has a black & white printer/scanner/copier (BL0004) and the Apple Cellar has a black and white printer/scanner/copier (BL0005) and a color printer/scanner/copier (BL0006). Note that the Bread Loaf printers do not require you to use a print release station.
*For '''Institute''' student printing in '''Monterey''', please review the [https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/LIS/images/e/eb/Fall_2020_Middlebury_Institute_Covid-19_Printing.pdf Fall 2020 printing policy].
== Option 1 - Print from your own computer using Mobility Print ==
'''Mobility Print''' enables you to install print queues on your personally-owned computer through a '''one-time''' process, then print directly from your applications using File/Print thereafter. You’ll be able to print in a variety of ways -- specific pages, single- or double-sided, color or black and white -- all without the need to upload your files.
Visit [http://go.middlebury.edu/mobileprint '''http://go/mobileprint/'''] for instructions on how to set up printers on macOS and Windows computers.
A '''[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/LIS/images/5/58/Handout-How_to_Print_at_Middlebury_Fall_2020_rev_a.pdf printer-friendly handout]''' is also available, if you prefer.<br/> <br/> '''Important notes:'''
*Mobility Print is '''not''' intended for use on college-owned computers as these can already connect easily to networked printers. Refer to [http://go.middlebury.edu/print?win '''http://go/print?win/'''] or [http://go.middlebury.edu/print?mac '''http://go/print?mac/'''] for details.
*Printing to plotters is not supported by Mobility Print due to the non-standard page sizes.
*ITS does not currently support Mobility Print from iOS, Android, Chrome OS, or Linux.
== Option 2 - Print from a lab or public computer ==
<span style="color:red">IMPORTANT NOTE:&nbsp; Due to COVID-19 concerns, public computers labs will be '''offline '''for the fall semester and the number of public use computers will be greatly reduced.&nbsp; Guest printing is currently unavailable.</span>
#Log in to a college computer in the library or any of our public computer labs. Be sure to use your own Middlebury username and password - if someone else was using the computer before you and forgot to logout, log them out first!
#Access and open your document from the cloud, from your USB drive, or from wherever you stored it.
#Print your document. In most programs you can do this by choosing '''File''' -> '''Print''' or by pressing the appropriate shortcut keys.
#*Specify which pages you want to print, then choose [https://www.middlebury.edu/office/information-technology-services/services/printing/printer-locations#library_printers-black-white '''Library_Printers'''] or [https://www.middlebury.edu/office/information-technology-services/services/printing/printer-locations#non_library_printers-black-white '''Non_Library_Printers'''] from the drop-down list.<br/> (Note: For Windows users, queue names are followed by '''on papercut'''.)
#*Choosing another printer is possible but these two queues give you the greatest flexibility as you can release your print job from any associated release station. 
#Proceed to a [https://www.middlebury.edu/office/information-technology-services/services/printing/print-release-stations '''Print Release Station'''] associated with your printer selection. (After 24 hours have elapsed your print job will be erased from the system.)
#Log into the '''Print Release Station''' on or near the printer using your Middlebury username and password.
#Release your print job by selecting “'''Print'''”.
== Where can I release my print jobs? ==
*Locations for jobs sent to [https://www.middlebury.edu/office/information-technology-services/services/printing/printer-locations#library_printers-black-white '''Library_Printers''']
*Locations for jobs sent to [https://www.middlebury.edu/office/information-technology-services/services/printing/printer-locations#non_library_printers-black-white '''Non_Library_Printers''']
*View [https://www.middlebury.edu/office/information-technology-services/services/printing/printer-locations#public-printer-copier-locations '''Complete list'''] of Printer and Release Station Locations
== Please conserve resources! ==
You can reduce the environmental impact of printing your papers by following some simple recommendations:
*Use '''Print Preview''' (under the '''File''' menu) to see how your document looks before printing.
*Always print double-sided. This is the default on Middlebury College’s printers.
*Don’t print e-reserve or other web source material unless truly necessary. Instead of printing the entire document, take notes while reading it on the computer to help you remember important points.
*When printing a draft, print multiple pages on one sheet. This can be surprisingly readable at 2-4 pages per sheet. It becomes a tremendous paper-saving technique when combined with double-sided printing!
*Please print only one copy of your documents then use the copy machines to generate additional copies, if needed.
== Additional Resources ==
*[https://www.middlebury.edu/office/information-technology-services/services/printing/print-and-copy-costs Printing Cost & Quota Information]
*[https://www.middlebury.edu/office/information-technology-services/services/printing/papercut-managing-your-account Managing Your Account on Papercut]
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