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First Year Student Guide

Computing, Printing & Scanning

Computer Commons

The computer commons has both PC and Mac computers.photo of rows of chairs and computers

  • There are 20 PCs, which include the "green" section that does not require a Georgetown NetID login - but also does not have printing capabilities, and a "blue" section that does require a Georgetown NetID and has printing enabled.
  • The Macs all require a Georgetown NetID and have printing enabled.
  • All the computers in the Computer Commons gives direct access to library resources such as subscription databases and multimedia content.
Connecting to the Wi-Fi

Within the library, there are a few options for connecting to Wi-Fi:

  • The recommended Wi-Fi connection is "eduroam," which requires a Georgetown NetID and password, but gives you full access to resources from the library without any additional authentication.
How to Print

Printing is available from the "blue" PCs and all Macs in the Computer Commons. The steps to print include:

  • Select "print" from the software menu (location may differ depending on the software)
  • Choose either SecurePcBw (for black & white printing) or ScurePcClr (for color printing)
  • Use your ID Card to access any printer/photocopier within 24 hours to retrieve your print job
  • Speak with IT if you have any questions about setting up your ID card for printing in the Georgetown building

The library recommends using double-sided printing to save paper.

Photocopiers and Scanners
  • There are several photocopiers within the library where you can both photocopy and scan (these are the same devices used for printing).
  • On the ground and first floors there are "copy centers" that each have a photocopier.
  • The photocopiers also have the capability to scan to either a USB device or a georgetown.edu email address. (Note: the photocopiers can only send emails to georgetown.edu email addresses).