Printing & Scanning

Public Printing

The IT department makes available a number of high-speed, high-capacity printers in its public computer center spaces. These include black-and-white and color laser printers.

  • Frost Library A-Level (B&W/Color)
  • Keefe Campus Center (B&W)
  • Keefe Science Library (B&W)
  • Morgan Music Library (B&W)
  • Valentine Dining Hall (B&W)
  • Seeley Mudd Building Center for Creative Technology (B&W/Color)

There are two methods available to print to public printers:

Direct Printing

From any public computer print your document. You’ll be prompted for your Amherst user name, as well as a job name. Retrieve your document from any public printer. This is the method to use if you need multiple copies of a document or need specific printer settings such as custom sizes or single-sided prints.

Mobile Printing

From any Internet-connected device (desktop, laptop, smartphone, tablet, etc.) email your document as an attachment from your Amherst email address to mprint@amherst.edu for black & white prints, or mprintcolor@amherst.edu for color prints. Note that this service only works from your Amherst email address. Print your document when ready by releasing it at the public printer of your choice.

Printing for Departments

Description

Purchase of Network Printers

IT Support Services purchases all printers for the College. Departments may request one network printer (to be a shared printer for department members' use) from IT Support Services. IT Support Services covers the cost of one centralized printer per department or shared office location, while departments are responsible for the purchase of consumables including toner and paper.