Printing to Public Printers

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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.

  • Choosing the Library_Printers or Non_Library_Printers print queues on our Papercut server allows you to go to 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 Fall 2020 printing policy.



Option 1 - Print from your own computer using Mobility Print


  • Your device must be connected to the Middlebury College network before proceeding!  Certain printers have restricted access; you may see ones included in the printer list that you cannot use.
  • Mobility Print is not intended for use on college-owned computers as these can already connect easily to networked printers. Refer to http://go/print?win/ or http://go/print?mac/ for details.
  • Mobility print does not support printing to plotters due to the non-standard page sizes.

A printer-friendly setup handout version is available, if you prefer.

macOS (one time setup instructions)

  1. Navigate to System Preferences > Printers & Scanners.
  2. Click the + icon below the Printers pane.  The Add dialog box appears, listing all discovered printers on the network. 
  3. Click to select a printer.  Its Name, Location, and Usewill display.
  4. Confirm that Use is set to Secure AirPrint, then click Add to set up the desired printer.
  5. Print your document.  When prompted, enter your Middlebury username and password.
    (Repeat steps 1 – 5 above to add any other desired printers.)

Windows 10 (one time installation instructions)

  1. Visit http://go/mobileprint/.  Click the link to download then run the Mobility Print Installer (pc-mobility-print-printer-setup-1.0.XXX.exe).  You may need to allow the app to make changes.
  2. Choose the installation language.  On the License Agreement screen, accept the agreement, then click Next.
  3. Select a printer; then click Next.
  4. Enter your Middlebury College username and password; then click Next.
    Important!  The credentials used to install individual printers will be charged for any print jobs submitted to it, regardless of who is logged on to the computer.
  5. Click Finish.  Print your document.
    (To add more printers, run the downloaded Mobility Print Installer program again.)


Option 2 - Print from a lab or public computer

IMPORTANT NOTE:  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.  Guest printing is currently unavailable.

  1. 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!
  2. Access and open your document from the cloud, from your USB drive, or from wherever you stored it.
  3. 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 Library_Printers or Non_Library_Printers from the drop-down list.
      (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.
  4. Proceed to a Print Release Station associated with your printer selection. (After 24 hours have elapsed your print job will be erased from the system.)
  5. Log into the Print Release Station on or near the printer using your Middlebury username and password.
  6. Release your print job by selecting “Print”.


Where can I release my print jobs?


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.



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