PolarPrint is Bowdoin's public printing system and is powered by Pharos Systems. The use of PolarPrint requires the installation of Pharos software packages in order to print directly from a personal computer.
The use of PolarPrint printers from OS X now requires the installation of only one package. For more detailed instructions on the installation of the following packages, click here.
Download the PolarPrint software package found below.
Run through the installer, choosing which printers you'd like to install.
If you decide later on you'd like to install another printer, just run the installer again and choose the printer you would like to add.
Note: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and above includes a security measures that will currently prevent one from installing all Pharos packages by default. Click here for information on getting around this issue
Please note: Pharos does NOT support Fast User Switching. Fast User Switching must be disabled on the Accounts pane in System Preferences before any Pharos software is installed.
Download one or more of the installers below by clicking on the respecitve link. Run the downloaded package to install the printer(s) to your computer. For more detailed Windows installation instructions click here.
NEW: PoalrPrint now supports Windows 8! The Windows installers support Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and now Windows 8! Download the latest packages from below.
|Gibson Music Library*|
|Hatch Library Color|
|H & L Main Floor|
|H & L Basement*|
|H & L Basement Color*|
|Language Media Center*|
|VAC Art Library*|
|Public Computing Labs|
|Coles Tower West|
|Coles Tower West Color|
|Hatch Science 102|
|30 College Street|
|Other Public Spaces|
|Adams Hall 3rd Floor Common Area|
|Adams Hall Environmental Studies|
|Druckenmiller Atrium Color|
|VAC 3rd Floor|
*These printers are also photocopiers.
Green text indicates a color printer.
If you are looking for OS X 10.4 or 10.5 printer drivers, please contact ITSS at extension x5050.
Note: You will need to be on the Bowdoin College network (either wired or wireless) in order to download and update your printers.