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  • Click the Windows icon or press the Windows key on your keyboard to open the start menu, then type "control"
  • You should see Control Panel listed in the start menu. Launch it.
  • Click Devices and Printers
  • Near the top left of this window, click Add a printer
  • Underneath the progress bar, click The printer that I want isn't listed. It's not necessary to wait for the progress bar to complete.

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  • In the options listed, click Select a shared printer by name
  • You'll need to enter the printer location and name in the text field. It should be in the format \\servername\printername
    • For this example we'll use \\print-win-p01\lib208-mpc3004, which is the main printer in room 208.
      (If you're uncertain about the name or location of the printer you need, contact Library Systems support staff)


If you encounter any issues during this process, please contact Library Systems staff. (Non-library staff and faculty can contact the help desk.)