Printing to Public Printers on Middlebury Campus

This article explains how to set up Mobility Print on a personally-owned device so you can print to public printers on the Middlebury campus.  It also explains how you can send print jobs using a computer in a public lab.   You'll also find information about where you can print and how you can easily conserve resources. 

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Tips & Recommendations

  • 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 MiddBW or MiddColor print queues allows you to go to any public printer location to release your print job(s)! See the appropriate Mobility Print instructions below to set up the MiddBW & MiddColor queues for use on a personal device.
  • When requesting a printout, be sure to select MiddBW unless your document truly requires color ink as you will be charged more per page for jobs sent to MiddColor.
  • Mobility print does not support printing to plotters.  Poster print jobs must be submitted from a nearby public lab computer.  See Option 2, below.  Visit http://go/poster/ to learn about poster creation and printing.

Option 1 - Print from your own computer using Mobility Print

macOS (one time setup instructions)

IMPORTANT: Mobility Print is not intended for use on college-owned computers; see http://go/print?mac/ for printer installation instructions.

Add the MiddBW and MiddColor queues using the appropriate steps for your Mac:

  1. Be sure to connect to wireless with MiddleburyCollege, NOT MiddleburyGuest!
  2. Navigate to System Preferences (or System Settings on macOS Ventura & above) > Printers & Scanners.
  3. Click the + icon below the Printers pane (or click the Add Printer, Scanner, or Fax button on Ventura & above). The Add Printer dialog box appears, listing all discovered printers on the network.
  4. Click to select a printer. Its Name, Location, and Use will display.
  5. Confirm that Use is set to Secure AirPrint, then click Add to set up the desired printer.
  6. Print your document. When prompted to authenticate, do NOT accept any default login details. Enter your full Middlebury email address and password and choose “save to keychain” or "Remember this password in my keychain."
    (Repeat steps 1 – 5 above to add any other desired printers.)
  7. Proceed to any public printer and log in on the printer panel using your Middlebury ID number or username and password. (Note:  After 24 hours have elapsed your print job will be erased from the system.)
  8. Press Print to release some or all your print jobs.

Windows 10 and 11 (one time installation instructions)

IMPORTANT: Mobility Print is not intended for use on college-owned computers; see http://go/print?win/ for printer installation instructions.

Add the MiddBW and MiddColor queues using these steps:

  1. Be sure to connect to wireless with MiddleburyCollege, NOT MiddleburyGuest!
  2. 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.
  3. Choose the installation language. On the License Agreement screen, accept the agreement, then click Next.
  4. Select desired printer(s), then click Next.
    Note: You may want to uncheck the box beside the first printer on the list to deselect it.
  5. Enter your full Middlebury College email address 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.
  6. Click Finish. Print your document.
    (To add more printers later, run the downloaded Mobility Print Installer program again.)
  7. Proceed to any public printer and log in on the printer itself using your Middlebury ID number or your username and password. (After 24 hours have elapsed your print job will be erased from the system.)
  8. Press Print to release some or all your print jobs.

Troubleshooting Common Mobility Print Issues

  • Mobility Print is not intended for use on college-owned computers as these can already connect easily to networked printers and all features of the print driver would not be available. Refer to http://go/print?win/ or http://go/print?mac/ for printer installation instructions.
  • Check the wireless network. Mobility Print does not work on the MiddleburyGuest network; you must be connected to wireless using MiddleburyCollege.
  • "Hold for authentication" may appear in the print queue window when using Mobility Print on Macs.  Click the refresh button beside the job; a login prompt should appear where you can provide your correct Middlebury email address (username@middlebury.edu format) and password.  The print job should proceed as desired.
  • Certain printers have restricted access; you may see ones included in the printer list that you cannot use.
  • Mac users can often fix issues by removing/reinstalling printers from System Preferences (or System Settings on macOS Ventura & above) > Printers & Scanners.
  • Be sure you are using valid login credentials when prompted to authenticate; you need your full Middlebury email address and password. You can confirm your password is correct by using it to log in to a different service, such as Webmail (http://go/mail/).
  • Mobility print does not support printing to plotters due to the non-standard page sizes.
  • Use of private VPN software (other than Middlebury's Global Protect) will cause problems with Mobility Print setup and use.
  • Still need a hand? See Getting Help with Printer Issues (http://go/printerhelp/).

Option 2 - Print from a lab or public computer

  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 MiddBW or MiddColor 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 public printer.
  4. Proceed to any public printer and log in on the printer itself using your Middlebury ID number or username and password. (After 24 hours have elapsed your print job will be erased from the system.)
  5. Press Print to release some or all of your print jobs.

Where can I release my print jobs?

Conserving 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.
  • Print double-sided whenever possible. This is the default for the MiddBW queue.
  • 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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