Pharos Multi Function Printer - there are two multi function printers (MFP), one on the 2nd floor of the Hammer and one in the Library lobby, that use a smaller touch panel on the front of the printer itself to control printing. For details on using copying and scanning features at these printers, please see the Copying and Scanning page.
Pharos Touch Screen Printer:
If the touch screen is idle, press it lightly with your finger to initiate printing.
Use the on screen keyboard to type your Columbia UNI into the Login ID field, then press the blue Enter button.
Type your Pharos password in the Password field and press the Enter key on the keyboard.
NOTE: this password is not synched with your main UNI account/columbia.edu email, and would have been selected by you when first using Pharos. If you are not sure what your Pharos password is please contact the CUMC IT Service Desk at extension 5-Help, option 5, or come to the Service Desk on the 2nd floor of the Hammer building.
Your current print jobs will be listed. Touch the job you wish to print to highlight it, then select the Print button. You can also select the Print All button to print everything listed in your queue. Nothing is deducted from your quota until the job prints out.
Your job will print out. Select the Exit button in the upper right of the screen to log off of the Pharos screen.
Pharos MFP Touch Panel:
Go to either of the Pharos printers and press the Print Release printer icon in the upper right of the display panel's screen, which is located on the printer itself:
Type in your UNI by pressing the appropriate keys on the display panel’s keypad, then press OK.
Type in the password for your UNI and press OK. NOTE: this password is not synched with your main UNI account/columbia.edu email, and would have been selected by you when first using Pharos. If you are not sure what your Pharos password is please contact the CUMC IT Service Desk at extension 5-Help, option 5, or come to the Service Desk on the 2nd floor of the Hammer building.
The display menu will read Please wait as your print jobs are accessed. You will then see a list of your Pharos print jobs by file name:
If the document you wish to print is selected (a black dot will appear to its left), press the Print button.
To select a different document, press the circle to its left. A black dot will appear, indicating that it has been selected. Then press the Print button.
To print all of your jobs, press Print All.
Information including the number of pages for the selected print job, your total Pharos quota by dollar amount and your UNI are displayed on the right.
The word <empty> will display when all of your available print jobs have been printed. You will remain logged in on the printer for approximately 10 seconds after printing. Be sure to press the Home icon in the upper left corner of the panel, then press Sign Out to log out of Pharos immediately.
Your document(s) will print out into the tray on the left side of the printer.
Please see the links near the top left of this page for more information about Pharos and other CUMC related printing services.