All Fordham faculty, staff, and students have access to Pharos Remote Print, which accepts print requests sent from your Fordham email address to a special University email account, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition students can request from the print center website, remoteprint.fordham.edu. Login to this site with your AccessIT ID and password, and upload your documents. Print drivers previously used for on-campus printers are no longer needed.
Swipe your ID at any Pharos print release station to select and print the documents you have emailed or uploaded. Before swiping, you may need to add money to your Pharos print account. For information on pricing and how to do this, visit the Library webpage. This service is currently not available to Fordham Law students.
Pharos printing services are available to University community members and guests on all campuses. Pharos release stations and printers are located in libraries, computer labs and departmental teaching labs. Documents can be sent to the Pharos print data base when they are completed or can be sent to the data base as an email attachment. In either case community members log in and print their documents from any public Pharos release station. Some library release stations are not only printers but multi-function devices that will allow the individual to print, copy, scan and fax
Community members and guests are charged a fee of five cents a black and white page (color pages are more expensive) to cover the direct costs of paper, ink and equipment. University community members can pay for Pharos print services by creating an account in the Pharos data base. In addition, University guests can create temporary accounts that are available for up to six months
Pharos users can prepare print jobs at library or lab desktops and when complete release the print jobs to the Pharos data base. The completed job can then be printed at the Pharos print station after the user logs in and selects the job for print. Pharos users can also prepare print jobs on their own computers or mobile devices and email the attached document to the Pharos Remote Print service. Remote Print moves the attachment to the Pharos data base and community members and guests can then log in and print the job at a Pharos release station.
Some Rose Hill resident halls have Pharos printers for student use. Both the Law school and Gabelli schools have print centers (labs). Check with your individual department or school for more information about local Pharos printers. Library and lab personnel can assist Pharos users in the library and open labs; Resident Technology Consultants (RTCs) will help students with Pharos in the resident halls.
University Pharos print service locations include:
Rose Hill: Walsh Lower level (EIC) and first floor copy and reference rooms
Lincoln Center: Quinn (140W) 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors
Westchester: Lower level
Open Computer labs:
Rose Hill: Keating lower level lounge area and McGinley Commuter Lounge (main level rear)
Lincoln Center: Lowenstein 3rd floor west
Westchester: Rooms WC 217 and WC 220
Pharos devices are also located in some departmental classroom labs (Closed labs).
Resident Halls at Rose Hill:
O’Hare, Tierney, Queens and Martyrs Court ---for use with One Card access to the building
Faculty Technology Centers
In addition to the above locations faculty may use Pharos print at the Faculty Technology Center at each campus:
Rose Hill – Keating lower level
Lincoln Center – Lowenstein 3rd floor west near computer labs
Westchester – 2nd floor near computer labs
Pharos Print Guide
Creating and Adding Money to the Pharos Data Base
Students, faculty and staff can create accounts in the Pharos data base and pay for print services by depositing money in their account in the Pharos data base. Money can be deposited using AVS devices (vending machines) located in libraries and labs or using Pay Pal through the Remote Print pages in the University portal. Temporary guest accounts can also be opened and all deposits can be made either by using vending machines (AVS machines) located in libraries and some labs or the Pharos web portal using credit cards.
Pay Pal is our web portal credit card vendor. The easiest way to make Pharos deposits or open a guest account through the University Pharos web page and deposit money from your credit card directly to your Pharos account. Deposits from your credit card to Pay Pal and then to your Pharos account may take longer to process and deposit.
Detail instructions for account set up, deposits and using Pharos are available at libraries and most open lab locations.
Printing from Libraries and Labs
Library and lab desktops offer a print to Pharos option in the print command which appears in MS Windows/Office or other print applications. The print job will be sent to the Pharos data base and held until the sender logs in to a Pharos work station, selects the job and prints or deletes the job (note: jobs not printed during the data are deleted from the data base each evening). Library or lab personnel will provide users with detail print instructions. New users should check library personnel prior to running their first Pharos print.
Printing Using Remote Options
Pharos also supports print jobs sent to the data base from devices not directly connected to the Pharos. After completing a document users can save the document locally and then email the document as an attachment the pharos remote print email address.
Guidelines for Pharos Print
- Your print request must come from your Fordham email address or a guest Pharos account
- Email your document as an attachment (not to exceed 50MB in size).
- You may include more than one attachment in an email.
- Only the following document formats can be sent to the Pharos data base for printing: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point, PDF, Images, Text (CSV, RTF, & TXT), and Visio.
- Documents that include logos, signatures, and pictures will print on separate pages. These items should be deleted at the print release station.
- Black and white is the default print setting for print requests sent via email. Color or double-sided printing can be requested when using the remote print website, but not all printer stations can accommodate these requests. Check your printer station in advance.
- Files may take a few minutes before they appear in the print data base after being uploaded or emailed. Jobs will be available to print for up to 10 hours.
If you have any problems while printing, ask library staff or a lab attendant for assistance.