Need Help Setting Up Your Laptop for Library Printing?
Appointments with the Electronic Resources Librarian, Amy Dumouchel, for assistance setting up library printers on personal laptops are available.
Appointments will take roughly 10 minutes, and may be made between 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday.
To schedule an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For immediate assistance, please contact the University ITS "Help Desk" at 617-557-2000.
Some Things to Keep in Mind
- After setup, you must be logged in to Suffolk’s wireless network in order to print. To log in, first ensure that your wireless is on, that you are connected to the ‘Suffolk Student’ wireless network, and that you have logged in with your wireless ID and password via a web browser.
- If you do not know your wireless ID, please call the helpdesk at 617-557-2000. Library staff are unable to log you in.
- Sawyer Library recommends setting up at least two library printers in order to have a backup printer for times of high use.
- Sawyer Library Circulation Staff cannot modify or alter the settings on your personal laptop. If you need assistance, please contact Suffolk IT at 617-557-2000.
Library Printers #1 & #2
In order to better serve library patrons, the two older HP Lasrejet 3050 printers have been replaced by an additional high volume Laserjet 9050.
If you are not printing to a printer whose name is one of the following:
sawlibprin1, sawlibprin2, or sawlibprin3,
you will need to update your printer configurations.
The older, smaller printers with the following names have been disconnected:
- Library Printer #1
- Library Printer #2
- Library Printer #3
- Library Printer #4
- Library Printer #5
- Library Printer #6
Printing at the Sawyer Library
The laptops loaned out by the Sawyer Library, as well as those of Suffolk University students may print from the Sawyer Library's three printers through a wireless connection. Students with their own laptops may also use these printers, but it is necessary to first add them to the list of printers on your computer. This guide provides instructions to complete this task for each of the primary operating systems used by the Suffolk University Community.
This guide has been updated to reflect the fact that the library now owns three high volume HP Laserjet 9050 printers. At this point in time, the library no longer uses any of the smaller HP Laserjet 3050N printers. Users who installed printers #1 or #2 in the past will need to install another library printer.
This is a two part process:
- Go to the second tab of the guide, and click on the link that matches your operating system to download the print driver and follow the steps below to install it on your laptop.
Note: Not all operating systems require that you perform this task; for example Windows7 and Mac OS X 10.6 come with the driver preinstalled.
- Download the version of the driver that matches your laptop's operating system.
- Extract the files (for more information on this topic, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/129605)
- Follow the instructions and Run the program.
- Select the tab that matches the operating system of your own laptop and follow the instructions to connect your laptop to the library printers.
All I'm getting is Gibberish?!
Selecting an incorrect printer driver can lead your laptop to spit out tons of gibberish instead of your documents.
To make sure that everything is in working order, try to print a test page (I recommend a text or word document with the sole word 'test' typed onto it).
If you get your document, then all should be well; if you get gibberish, try selecting a different print driver.
If problems persist, refer to the box in the upper left corner, entitled Need In-Person Help?.