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Printing & Scanning


A Pharos Print Station is located on each floor of the library. The first floor station is located near our reference collection and the second floor station is in the Reading Room on the far left wall.

Two additional printers are located in our Microfilm Room (2nd floor) and in the Reading Room attached to the Mac Music Authoring Workstations (1st floor). Both of these printers also require a Princeton NetID to print and they are generally reserved only for patrons using these specialized workstations.

pharos print station

If you would like more information and to see the answer to some of our most frequently asked printing related questions please see our Printing Help page. Included are detailed instructions on how to print from a laptop, print quota information, and where to purchase a thumb drive on campus.

Guest Printing

A Princeton NetID is required to print from all Pharos stations in the library. Guest users will need to purchase printing privileges from the Access Office in Firestone Library. As of October 2009, all libraries on campus are no longer supporting free guest printing. For more information on the University Library print policy please visit the following link:


An Epson Expression 10000XL Professional Graphic Arts Scanner is located in the Scanning / Microform Room on the 2nd floor of the library. This workstation provides users with equipment for high quality, large volume scanning projects, offering 2400 x 4800 dpi resolution and captures smooth color gradations with 48-bit color processing. Large format scanning is supported for media up to 12.2" x 17.2" and supports fast batch scanning.

This workstation also provides user access to image manipulation software, including Adobe Photoshop and Acrobat.

Scanned images may be saved to your H-Drive (authorized Princeton users only), removable media (thumb drives), or via e-mail attachments. Please note that files saved to this computer may be deleted at any timeā€”the library is not responsible for lost data saved on public computers.

A iVina A3 large format book edge scanner that is specifically designed for scanning books / scores is also available on the 2nd floor of the library in the "study room" across from the oversize score collection. This high-powered scanner has a maximum optical resolution of 600dpi and has the unique capability to eliminate shadowy areas near the center margins of books that normally appear on traditional photocopiers or scanners. Users may scan images up to 11" x 17", in color, and scanned images can be saved to USB removable media (such as a thumb drive), directly to GoogleDocs, or sent through email. Users can not print scanned images from this workstation at this time.

book scanner

If this is your first time using Mendel's scanning equipment, or if you would just like more information, I encourage you to read through our Scanning Procedures and Tips located on our FAQ & Usage Instructions page for log-on instructions and a basic and advanced user guide.