Printing at Bryn Mawr College (BMC)

Before you start, you may need access to the following:

  • a laptop/desktop with internet access
  • a College account
  • an activated OneCard

Table of Contents:


Printing Overview: How it all works

Printer Types

Two categories of printers are available on campus — see the table below for what they are, who can use them, and where they’re located.

Printer Type Who can use them Where they’re located
Public Lab printers BMC Community
and visitors
Canaday, Carpenter, and Collier libraries
Computer labs
Departmental printers Faculty, Staff,
and student workers
Office spaces


Multi-Printer Queues

To use the printers above, you’ll need to add one of the print queues below to send documents over the network to a group of printers.

Print Queue Where they print to Color?
LabPrint all public lab printers black & white only
LabPrintColor all public lab printers color
Canon-Secure all Canon printers black & white only
CanonColor-Secure all Canon printers color
Faculty/Staff: when to use Canon-Secure (Click me!)
  • Ensures you’re the only person to access your print jobs, as you must release them manually.
  • Provides easy printing access across campus without having to install individual Departmental printers.
Printing in Color vs. Black & White (Click me!)

Double-check your print queue and the printer you’re releasing from!

  • color document sent to a Black & White queue will release in Black & White.
  • color document released at a Black & White printer will release in Black & White.


Direct Printer Queues

To print directly to a specific printer, a print queue is needed to send the job over the network.

Print Queue Canon or HP? Example:
BuildingRoom/Floor-Canon Canon Park-293-Canon
BuildingRoom/Floor-Printer HP Park-348-Printer


Releasing Your Print Job

Multi-Printer Queues: Where do I go?
For the these queues, jobs aren’t released immediately. Instead, you must go to any printer that you’d like to release from and follow the instructions below.
Multi-Printer Queues (Canons): (Click me!)
Haverford students:
To release your print job, tap “Login” and enter your College email and password.
  1. Swipe/tap your OneCard to login
  2. Tap Secure Print Scan
  3. Press Print
  4. Select the job(s) you wish to release
    To print all jobs in your queue, press Select all
  5. Press Print+Delete
  6. When finished, press Main Menu
  7. Press Log Out
Direct Printer Queues (Canons, HPs): (Click me!)

Your document(s) will immediately release upon sending them to the print queue.


Adding a Print Queue

Option 1: from a personal computer

Windows ()
  1. Press thekey on your keyboard
  2. Click theicon
  3. Click Devices
  4. On the left-hand pane, click Printers & scanners
  5. Click Add a printer or scanner
  6. Click The printer that I want isn’t listed
    it may take some time to appear

  7. Choose Select a shared printer by name
  8. Enter the address for the print queue you want to add
    Multi-Printer Queue: Public Labs (Click me!)
    BMC Community / visitors)
    • Black & White:
    • Color:
    Multi-Printer Queue: All Canons (Click me!)
    Faculty / Staff)
    • Black & White:
    • Color:
    Direct Printer Queue (Click me!)
    Faculty / Staff / student workers)
    • Canon:
    • HP:

    ¹Unsure? Ask a member of the department.

  9. Click Next
  10. If prompted, click Install Driver
  11. Click Next and then Finish
  12. If you are prompted to authenticate to print, enter your College username and password
macOS ()
  1. Click on theicon in the upper-left of your desktop
  2. Select System Preferences
  3. Click Printers & Scanners

    For steps 4-10, see the video below!

  4. Click the + in the bottom-left
  5. Select Add Printer or Scanner…
  6. Ctrl+click on the toolbar
  7. Select Customize Toolbar…
  8. Drag the Advanced icon to add it to the toolbar
  9. Click Done
  10. Click the Advanced icon on the toolbar

  11. Enter the following information
    • Type: LPD/LPR Host or Printer
      if this doesn’t work, try Windows printer via spoolss
    • URL:
      lpd:// or smb://  will auto-fill; leave this as-is

      Direct Printer Queue (Click me!)
      Faculty / Staff / student workers)
      • HP:¹

      ¹Unsure? Ask a member of the department.

    • Name: We recommend using the Queue Name, which is the last bit of the URL after the “/”.
    • Use: Generic PostScript
      if this doesn’t work, try Generic PCL Printer
  12. Click Add
  13. If prompted, check Duplexer and click OK
  14. Print a test page. If prompted to enter a username and password, delete any auto-filled info and enter your College username and password.

Option 2: from a College computer
(office, loaner, public, lab, etc.)

Windows ()
  1. Press thekey on your keyboard
  2. Click theicon
  3. Click Devices
  4. On the left-hand pane, click Printers & scanners
  5. Click Add a printer or scanner
  6. Click The printer that I want isn’t listed
    it may take some time to appear
  7. Select Find a printer in the directory…
  8. Click Next
  9. Find the print queue you’d like to add
    • Option 1: enter the print queue in the Name field, click Find Now
    • Option 2: leave all fields blank, click Find Now, scroll through the Search results
  10. Double-click the print queue name
  11. If prompted to install drivers, click Install
macOS ()
  1. Using Finder, navigate to your Applications folder
  2. Open Software Center
  3. On the left-hand pane, click Printers
  4. Select the print queue you’d like to add
  5. Click Install
  6. Wait some time for Software Center to finish installing the print queue


Scan & Copy (Canons)

Scan to Network Drive (Click me!)
For easy access to your scan(s), you may
want to map your Network Drive.
  1. Swipe/tap your OneCard to login
  2. Tap Secure Print Scan
  3. Press Scan
  4. Choose a destination
  5. Adjust your scan settings as necessary

    • Double-sided documents: select duplex
    • Receipts: change Same Originals to a mixed setting
  6. Press Start
  7. If prompted, select a paper size and press Start
  8. Follow the on-screen prompts and press Next
  9. To continue scanning, press Scan — otherwise, press Main Menu
  10. Press Log Out
Scan to USB (Click me!)
  1. Swipe/tap your OneCard to login
  2. Insert your USB into the printer
  3. Tap Scan and Store
  4. Select Memory Media
  5. Select your USB, typically labelled Memory Media (A:)
  6. Navigate to the desired destination of your document(s)
  7. Press Scan
  8. Adjust your scan settings as necessary
  9. Press Start
  10. For additional scans, place them on the scanbed and press Start again
  11. When you are finished scanning, press Start Storing
  12. Press the green Eject button in the bottom-right corner
  13. If prompted, press Remove
  14. Press Log Out

Want to learn more? Register with Canon e-learning using the Serial Number of your printer.


Student Workers: Departmental Printer Permissions

The following applies to: student workers, lab assistants, interns, etc.

Faculty and staff can grant access to a specific departmental printer for student workers that they supervise. This can be done in two ways:

  • If you use Group Manager, you can provide and revoke access.
  • If you don’t use Group Manager, email the Help Desk.
    • permissions must be requested in writing
    • the request must come from the relevant supervisor
    • contact the Help Desk to revoke permissions



If you have any additional questions or problems, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Help Desk!

Phone: 610-526-7440
Location: Canaday Library 1st Floor