Print, copy, scan

You have many printing options at Kennedy Library, including 14 laser-printers and access to specialty printing. See the links below to find out how you can print while at Kennedy Library, where to find copiers, where you can send a fax, or how to access a scanner.

Print from library/lab computers
  • Laser printing is available using PolyCard Campus Express account
  • Costs $0.10 per single-sided page and $0.20 per double-sided page (black-and-white)
  • Printing on library lab computers defaults to double-sided, black-and-white prints
  • Print defaults can be changed in the print dialog box to color or single-sided as needed
  • Print jobs can be picked up from any of the PolyCard printers in the immediate vicinity, including nearby labs or public computing areas on the same floor.


There are 14 PolyCard printers located in the Library (see our maps) and accessible from any public Library computer, including checkout laptops.

Floor 1 Floor 2 Floor 3 Floor 4 Floor 5
Number of Printers   5  5  2  1  1
Locations PolyConnect Lab (2) Reference Area (2) Room 111B Computer Lab 216A Computer Lab 216B Computer Lab 217
Computer Lab 217D
Grad Study Room
Near the elevators
Near the elevators Near the elevators

Printing basics

Pay by PolyCard

PolyCard printing requires that you have money in your Campus Express account, accessed by using your PolyCard. Plus Dollars are for dining only and cannot be used for printing. You can add value to your card by logging into your Cal Poly Portal using a debit or credit card. Instructions MoneyOnCard or visit the  PolyCard web page.


Ink One sided Two sided
Black and white $.10 $.20
Color $.20 $.40

PolyCard printing is operated by ITS

The PolyCard printing service is operated by ITS (not Kennedy Library), delivers non-profit printing services to students campus-wide.

ITS works with the campus fee committee to determine the “break-even” cost. Contact the ITS Service Desk at (805) 756-7000 for additional information.

Need to pay in cash?

You can print images (PDFs, jpegs) from your USB drive on the copiers located on the 1st floor. They accept coins.

You can use cash, credit or debit cards at Cal Poly Print & Copy, located in the 24-hour Room on the 1st floor.

  • Save your document to a USB drive or
  • Email the document to yourself
  • Open the document at Cal Poly Print & Copy
  • There is a $1.50 minimum for this service

Problems with your prints?

Printer ink faded? Paper jam? We know that your document may not always print out perfectly due to printer issues. You can fill out a request for a print refund here.

Print from your Mac laptop

Read ALL instructions before clicking on links. This will save you lots of time!

 Step 1. To Un-install (if you have ever downloaded a Pharos print driver to your Mac laptop)

– Skip to step 2 if you have never downloaded this driver to your laptop

a. Find the Uninstaller application found in your “Library” folder


b. Launch the Uninstaller application found in /Library/Application Support/Pharos/Utilities.


c. Select the components to be uninstalled (Pharos Popup), then click Continue.

d. A list of the selected items will be shown. Click Continue.

Be aware: You may need to enter an Administrator password for your laptop to uninstall the driver. This password is probably NOT your Cal Poly password.

Step 2. Download the New PolyCard Printer Driver and Pharos Pop Up

a. Go to (link available on campus only)

Find and select:  Library – All Printers OSX (see below)


b. Open the zipped file Popup Client 8.3.3 for Mac

c. Install the “Package”


d. Keep “clicking” and continue to install

Be aware: You may need to enter an Administrator password for your laptop to uninstall the driver. This password is probably NOT your Cal Poly password.

e. Library PolyCard printers should now appear in your list of printers found in your System Preferences, Print and Scan


6. If printer does not appear in your printer list, please refer to the Mac OS instructions provided by the PolyCard office or contact the ITS Service Desk at 805-756-7000

How to print

Step 1. Choose File → Print

The appearance of the File menu or the process to send a document to the printer may vary depending on the application you are printing from.


Step 2. Choose the printer

Select the “PolyCard Printers — Library” printer from the print dialog box and click “Print”.


Step 3. User/document name

After sending the job to print, a Pharos Popup dialog box will appear and ask for a username or ID. Enter your username or name your document and click “Print.” This name will be used in step 4 to help you identify your document in case other people have submitted documents for printing at the same time.


Step 4. Release the print job.

Proceed to a printing station and release the print job with your PolyCard. Instructions for this process are located at each individual print station.

Print from your PC laptop

Windows 7 instructions

NOTE: You really do have to read the instructions for this install. You may need to change the DNS suffix list … so pay attention and read the instructions before you download the driver.

Windows 8: You can download printer driver to a Windows 8 computer though some settings and screens may look different.

STEP 1: Remove previous driver if you installed this driver prior to July 2013

  1. From the Add Remove Programs function in Control Panel, navigate to the Pharos entry and choose Change/Remove
  2. Select “Run Uninstaller” and follow the prompts, remove all products
  3. Close any Endpoint popup windows

STEP 2: Adjust your network settings

  1. Go to the Control Panel
  2. Select “Network and Sharing Center”
  3. Select “Change Adapter Setting”
  4. Right click on “Wireless Network Connection,” select “Properties”
  5. Highlight “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” select “Properties”
  6. Click on “Advanced”
  7. In the DNS tab, click on “Append these DNS suffixes.” Add “” and “” and “” to this list and put in the order shown below.
  8. Click Ok, then Ok again, then close

STEP 3: Install Pharos Client

  1. Go to the Cal Poly/ITS Uniprint web site (link available on campus only)
  2. Click on the Windows Package link and select “Library – All Printers”UniprintWindows
  3. Run the executable, choose to Install. Follow the prompts and close any Endpoint popup windows.
  4. Print a test page to check functionality.
Default print settings / how to change them
Printing from Library computers defaults to double-sided, black-and-white prints.

Changing PC default settings

  1. After you click “Print” from within your document
  2. Click on “Printer Properties” in the Print window
  3. Adjust the “Duplex” options for 1 or 2 sided prints
  4. Select “Output Color” of either Black or Color

Changing MacOS default settings

To change to one-sided or two-sided

  1. In the Print window, pull down the “Copies & Pages” menu
  2. Select “Layout”
  3. Next to “Two Sided”
    • Select “Off” for one-sided printing
    • Select “Long Edge Binding” for two-sided portrait printing


To change to color or black

  1. In the Print window, pull down the “Copies & Pages” menu
  2. Select “Printer Features”
  3. Next to “Output Color”
    • Select “Color” or “Black”


If you need help, go to the Learning Commons desk or the Poly Connect lab for assistance.

Specialty printing, copies and fax

Kennedy Library is pleased to partner with Cal Poly Print & Copy located in the 24-Hour Room on the first floor.

Large-format, specialty printing

Cal Poly Print & Copy hosts a specialty-printing lab which can print letter-sized, one-color projects as well as full-color, oversized print projects.

Copy machines Locations

  • First floor in 24-Hour Room (Rm. 114)- 11″x 17″ copiers

Cal Poly Print & Copy also services and maintains copy machines throughout the library. These machines take cash only (no PolyCards).

Fax machine

In addition to printing services and copiers, Cal Poly Print & Copy also has a Fax Machine for campus use. Visit their walk-up window for more information.


There are five scanners available in the library.  These flatbed scanners can handle documents up to 11″x17″ and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Scanned documents can be saved as PDFs or JPGs and then saved to a USB drive or sent via email.

Scanner Locations

There are 4 scanners located on the 2nd floor near the computer labs and Learning Commons desk.

There is 1 addition scanner on the 3rd floor near the low bookshelves and Architecture (NA) book collection.

More options

Cal Poly Print & Copy can also scan documents up to 11″x17″.
» Visit the Cal Poly Print & Copy web site