Ohio Wesleyan uses PCounter to manage students’ print quotas. Every student is given a quota of 800 pages each academic year and may purchase additional pages at 5 cents per page. OWU printers can’t quite be called “Public Access Printers” because some are in secure residential buildings, others are in classrooms, and even the ones in public places must be accessed with an OWU username and password. Guests of the University may see the Reference Librarians or the staff at the Library Circulation Desk for guest credentials. Click here for a campus map.

WebPrint - Wireless Printing

Our new wireless printing service is now available.  This service allows faculty, staff, and students to use their own device to print to campus printers.  Wireless printing is currently available in Beeghly Information Commons and Internet Cafe.  More printers will be added over the summer.

1.  To use the service, go to and log in with your OWU username and password.

2.  Upload the document you want to print and click Next.

3.  Then select a printer from the dropdown list and click Print.

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OWU Student Printer Locations
Building Location
Austin Manor 4th Floor
Beeghly Library Information Commons
Internet Cafe
Print Stations at Front Door
R. W. Corns Micro Lab Room 303
Schimmel Conrades Science Center 4 Student Stations in Hallways
Geology/Geography Lab Room 207
Math Lab Room 377
Hayes Hall Micro Lab on 1st Floor
Phillips Hall Room 09
Room 16
Room 209
Sanborn Hall Cave
Music Library
University Hall Modern Foreign Language Lab Room 213
Welch Hall Micro Lab 1st Floor

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Multi-Function Device (MFD) Locations for Faculty and Staff
Building Location/Department Device Name Fax Name
4 Williams Drive Wellness Center SV-WCKONMINC360-MFD Coming soon
Beeghly Library Admin Office BE-ADMKONMINC280-MFD BE-ADMKONMINC280-FAX
Public Services BE-ILKONMINC220-MFD Coming soon
Corns Information Services CO-ISKONMINC280-MFD CO-ISKONMINC280-FAX
Residential Life HW-RLKONMINC360-MFD Coming soon
Meek Aquatic Center Meek Admin Office MK-ATHKONMINC220-MFD MK-ATHKONMINC220-FAX
Mowry Alumni Center Alumni Development MAC-ALUMDEVKONMINC360-MFD MAC-ALUMDEVKONMINC360-FAX
Sanborn Music Secretary’s Office SA-MUKONMINC360-MFD SA-MUKONMINC360-FAX
Smith Public Safety SH-PSKONMINC220-MFD Coming soon
Sturges Secretary’s Office ST-ENKONMINC360-MFD Coming soon
University Hall Finances Office UN-FINKONMINC280-MFD UN-FINKONMINC280-FAX

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Questions and Answers

Q. When is the PCounter quota reset? Do students lose any unused pages?
A. In the summer between spring and fall semesters the quota is reset to $20 (400 pages). In winter between fall and spring semesters $20 (400 pages) is added to the remaining fall total.

Help! My print job in a computer lab isn’t printing. What should I do?
A. Check to make sure the Print Job Billing program is running: There should be a green pyramid in the system tray, down in the bottom right corner by the clock. If it’s not there, go to the Start menu and launch PCounter from the Startup folder. Once it’s running, it will prompt for username and password and then start printing any jobs already queued up.

If the green pyramid is already shown in the system tray, try right-clicking on it and choosing Preferences. This will display a list of servers. Make sure there is a check mark next to deneb. This will also kick-start any jobs in the print queue.

Q. Where can students print in color?
A. Print Services on the lower level of the north branch of SchimmelConrades Science Center (SCSC Room 184) offers color printing for 51¢ per page, with discounts for large quantities. Neither Information Services nor the Media Center in Beeghly Library offers this service to students. Students enrolled in Fine Arts or other classes will have alternative options specific to these classes.

Q. Where can students have documents scanned?
A. Print Services in the Science Center (first floor of the library wing) offers scanning services to students for 35¢ per page.

Q. I’d like to add a network printer, how do I do that?(Faculty and Staff only)
A. See this quick video for a walk-through.

Q. Is there a quicker way to install printers?
A. In Windows you can go to Start/Run and enter the full path and file name for the printer, for example:

It will install and open up the printer or FAX queue. Because it doesn’t ask if you want to set it as the default printer, you will have to go in and set it as the default if you want it to be the default.

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Installing a Printer

To install a printer on your Windows 7 PC

    1. Open Devices and Printers
    2. Click Add a printer
    3. For a local printer: Windows 7 automatically installs USB printers when you plug them in. If the you have a non-USB printer, click on Add a local printer. If the printer came with a disc insert it to install the drivers, or you may have to download the drivers from the manufacturer’s website.
    4. For a network printer:
      • Click on Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer
      • If the printer is in the list, double click to install
      • If it is not in the list click ‘The printer that I want isn’t listed’
      • Select ‘Find a printer in the directory’ and click Next
      • Double click the printer to install
      • Windows will install the printer
      • Click Next
      • To make this the default printer, click on Set as the default printer
      • Click Finish

To install a printer on your Windows XP PC

  1. Open Printers and Faxes.
  2. Click Add a printer.
  3. Click Next.
  4. For a local printer:
    Select Local Printer with the Automatically detect… check box selected and XP will detect and install the printer. If the printer came with a disc insert it to install the drivers, or you may have to download the drivers from the manufacturer’s website.
  5. For a network printer:
    • Select Network Printer and click Next
    • Select Find in Directory and click Next
    • Click Find Now
    • Double click the printer to be installed
    • XP will install the printer
    • Select Yes or No to make it the default printer
    • Click Next, then Finish

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Installing a Network Printer on a Mac
  1. Go to System Preferences
  2. Click the “Print & Fax” icon in the Hardware section
  3. Make sure the lock in the bottom left corner is open so changes can be made
  4. Click the “+” button in the bottom left corner of the list of printers
  5. An “Add Printer” window will open. At the top of the window click the IP tab.
  6. For “Protocol” select “Line Printer Daemon- LDP”
  7. For “Address” enter the IP address of the printer you’re trying to add. If you’re adding a campus printer (for faculty and staff) the IP address may be somewhere on the printer. If you can’t find the IP address for an OWU printer you can contact the Help Desk for assistance.
  8. Leave the “Queue” field blank.
  9. The “Name” field probably automatically took the IP address you entered. Change the name to something more descriptive.
  10. For “Location” just type something descriptive to help you remember which printer it is.
  11. Leave “Print Using” on the value that was automatically selected when you entered the IP.
  12. Click the Add button and the printer will be added to the list of available printers. You may now select it when printing from any application.

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