Printing to SCS Public Printers

SCS Computing provides support for all public printers across SCS, along with infrastructure that allows printing from Linux, Windows, and Mac hosts. SCS Computing Facilities now uses a centralized print service, where you print to one queue and then release the print job at the printer. This configuration applies to all of the new public printers except for those in Newell Simon Hall and Smith Hall, which use a different print queue.

Getting help

If you have difficulty with a printer, you can call SCS Computing's Operations team at x8-2608. We can provide 24x7 help with many printer problems, such as being out of toner, routine paper jams, etc. More severe printer problems will need to be handled during normal business hours. You can also send mail to to report printing problems.

How to

Although your Andrew password is used to register your CMU ID card to the printers, an SCS account is required to print to SCS printers.

  1. Register your CMU photo ID on the SCS printer network (will only have to do this once)
    • Tap ID on printer:

    • Enter Andrew ID username and Andrew password on screen:

  2. Connect your computer to the SCS print server using the following queues:
    • Windows: \\\SCS-Public
    • Supported Mac using Self-Service: SCS-Public
    • Unsupported or Personal Mac: lpd://
    • Supported Linux: lpr -P scs_public
    Detailed instructions to add the SCS print server:
  3. Print

If you have questions about your SCS account status contact the SCS Help Desk (x8-4231) or send email to