Students can print to Law School printers using a system called Pharos. Pharos was implemented to reduce printing waste and improve print service.

What is Pharos?

Pharos is a print control and management solution. To print, simply install the Pharos printer on your laptop, print your documents to the Pharos printer, and your jobs are sent to the Pharos print queue. Once in the queue you can release your job to any Pharos-connected printer (see below for a list of supported printers).


You will need to install the Law Pharos client before you start printing. This is a one-time installation.

Mac users: please run Software Update after installing Pharos to install any HP driver updates.


Step 1. Send your document to the Pharos printer

  1. When you are ready to print, simply select "Law Print Queue" from your list of available printers and then "Print"
  2. Enter your NetID and a name for your document in the Pharos pop-up window
  3. Click "Print" to send your job to be printed

Step 2. Tap & Print

  1. Go to any of our available printers and tap your NYU ID card
  2. Select the desired file(s) to print
  3. Touch the print button to print your document

1. Where are available printers?

Vanderbilt Hall

Furman Hall

Law Library Main Reading Room

Wachtel Lounge

Law Library Main Lab

Sexton Lounge (2nd Floor)

Lenley Room (Library Sub-basement)

Third Floor Lounge (coming soon)

Kushner Lounge (Room 110)

First Floor Alcove



Cyber Cafe

East 1st Lab

Room 309 Lab

West 2nd Lab

2. I printed a job, but something went wrong. What now?

Simply resubmit your print job and release it at another printer. If you require further assistance you can call Helpdesk at (212) 998-6111.

3. What about double-sided printing?

When you install the print client, it will set all your print jobs to duplex by default. You can override this setting on any print job in your printer settings. The specific instructions will vary depending on your operating system and application you are printing from.


  • In Word, Print > "Print One Sided"
  • In Acrobat, Print > Properties > Finishing > Uncheck “Print on both sides”
  • In Apple Preview, Print > Down arrow next to Printer > Uncheck “Two-Sided”

4. How do I uninstall "ITS Print Service"?

If you have previously installed the University’s “ITS Print Service,” you should uninstall it using the following directions:

  • Windows 7: Click on the Start Menu (blue orb in the bottom left hand corner) and click on computer. Click “Uninstall or change a program” towards the top of the window. In this screen scroll down to “Pharos” and press uninstall.
  • Windows 8: Swipe to the top right to bring up the “chimes” sidebar and click settings. From there click “Control Panel” and then under Programs, click “Uninstall a program.” In this screen scroll down to “Pharos” and press uninstall.
  • Mac OS: Navigate to the Apple in the top left hand corner and click on “System Preferences.” Under Hardware click on “Print & Scan,” click ITS_Print_Service, and click the minus sign.

5. I tapped my NYUCard at a print station but there are no jobs listed. What happened?

Two possible things: 1) A document remains in your print queue for 24 hours after which it will be deleted and require you to resend it to the queue. 2) If the NetID you entered in the pop-up window does not match the NetID associated with your NYUCard, you will not see the document in the print queue. You will have to send your document to the Pharos printer again using the same exact NetID as printed on your NYUCard.

6. It says I have a balance, am I being charged?

You will not be charged for any printing done on the Law School printers. Law students still printing to the "ITS Print Service" will be charged once they reach their quota of 500 sheets for the semester.

7. Why Pharos?

The Law School’s Sustainability Committee, composed of students and administrators, pointed out that our public printers were responsible for an environmentally unsound level* of paper and toner cartridge use. We took that seriously. Pharos, which has been successfully used by the rest of NYU for several years, helps us reduce paper and toner waste. At the same time it provides students with convenient printing options and improves the reliability of our printers by reducing and controlling printing loads.

*In the 2011-12 academic year, we printed 33 million sheets of paper, which translates into more than 4 million cubic inches of pulpwood, 4.5 million gallons of water, 3.6 million kWh of electricity, 101,000 pounds of pollutants, and finally, 1,840 trees. We hope you share our commitment to public service, which includes being good stewards of the environment, and are mindful of the impact of excessive use of our printing resources.