Hey Students: Tired of Waiting for an InfoCommons Computer Just to Print?

You should try wireless printing! Thanks to NU Information Services, you can download a software client to your personal computer that enables remote printing on-campus and off-campus. To get the software, log into your myNEU account while on your personal computer and follow these steps: 1. Click on the ‘Self-Service’ tab. Under the ‘Study and Course Resources,’ find  the ‘Software Downloads’ link. 2. Choose ‘Virtual Print Client for Free Print Allowance System’ for your computer (Windows or Mac). 3. Follow the installation instructions. When you print your file, select the “HP BW” printer (for jobs with 30 pages or less) or “Canon High Volume” for jobs with more than 30 pages. 4. The print job will stay in queue for 36 hours, and it can be printed at one of the InfoCommons printing stations in that 36-hour period. If you have Windows, there’s the option for a 32bit client and 64bit client. Most computers will use a 32bit, but if you’re not sure which one you need, or if you have any other questions, call the Help Desk at 617-373-4357.

Let's Talk about Printing

We welcome all library guests to use our space, services, and resources here at Snell Library; however, just as a reminder, printing from Snell Library computers is available to students, faculty, and staff of Northeastern University. If you are an alumnus, a Northeastern parent, or a user of government publications and would like to print, you can visit the Circulation Desk on Level One or the Research Assistance Desk on Level Two to request printouts. If you do not fall into one of the above categories, we recommend emailing your files to yourself or saving them to a flash drive (available for sale in the NU Bookstore) in order to print them from another location. If you have any questions, please contact Lesley Milner at

Status Update: Printing in Snell

The new printing system is up and running in Snell Library!  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, the University has rolled out a new print management system that includes Snell Library and the Infocommons. On the public computers located on all four floors of Snell Library (five including the Archives on the lower level), you may log in to the computer using your myNEU username and password and print your work.  You may also print from the secure wireless network (connect to NUwave, not NUwave-guest). Your printout will be released from the printers inside or just outside the Infocommons, depending on which one you selected, with a swipe of your Husky card. There are eight (8) computers on the first floor that currently aren’t printing, even if you log in…those have signs on them so you are warned!  And they should be fixed by tomorrow, 10/14. If you experience any printing problems, such as your Husky card is not working, ask at the Help Desk in the Infocommons. By the way, your 400-page quota was reset in the process of changing over to the new system, a nice lagniappe!

Print station changes in October!

YOUR PRAYERS SHALL BE ANSWERED!!! No more waiting 5-20 minutes because printing in the InfoCommons is backlogged. No more waiting on a huge Instant Print line for 1 page. No more unnecessary cover sheets that waste paper. WIRELESS PRINTING! More specs to come, but get pumped for this. Printing will never be the same again. Coming soon to a library near you!

Green Print

I read about Green Print in Popular Science. It is software that you can download (Buy) and it will help you save on those annoying print outs that have only one useless line of text. Here is the URL: Here is the URL for the flash demo: This could be one of those things that can make a big difference in student’s lives, conserving page prints within the 400 page limit.