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Bear Print is Mercer University's pay-for-print system that allows you to use your own personal computer or a Mercer computer lab workstation to print documents to any pay-for-print printer on campus. Using Bear Print, you can print your document and pick it up at your convenience!

In this section:

Pricing

Printing charges are as follows:

  • Black and white prints (single-sided) - $0.10
  • Black and white prints (double-sided) - $0.20
  • Color prints (single-sided) - $0.35
  • Color prints (double-sided) - $0.70

Single-sided black and white prints from a public computer or without a Bear Card are $0.15 per page, cash only, and available only at select locations.

Getting Bear Print Software

In order to use Bear Print from your personal computer, you must download and install the Bear Print program.

To download and install the Bear Print software:

Windows

  1. Download the Bear Print software:
    32bit for Windows
    64bit for Windows
  2. Run the downloaded file (Student_BearPrint_for x32 or Student_BearPrint_for x64)
  3. Click Install.
  4. Click Finish.

Mac OS X

  1. Download the Bear Print software:
    Bear Print for Mac OS X 10.15
    Bear Print for Mac OS X 10.11-10.14
    Bear Print for Mac OS X 10.7-10.10
    Bear Print for Mac OS X 10.6
  2. Double click the BearPrintMac file located in your Downloads folder. If you are prompted to allow the software to run, click Open. Note: Some macs block apps not downloaded from the App Store. If this happens, follow these instructions to allow the Bear Print app to run.
  3. Enter your Mac user name and password.
  4. Click Quit at the Installation Complete! notification.

Printing Using Bear Print

In order to print using Bear Print from your personal computer, you must:

  • Have a valid Bear Card
  • Be connected to the Mercer network (either via wired or wireless connection)
  • Install Bear Print software on your computer

Windows

To print a document to a Bear Print printer from a Windows computer:

  1. In your document, select Print from the File menu.
  2. Select BearPrint_B&W_Simplex for black and white printing, or BearPrint_Color_Simplex for color printing.
  3. Set any other print settings and click Print.
  4. Enter your Mercer University ID number (MUID) or five-digit Visitor Card number. This number will be used to retrieve your print job at the release station.
  5. Visit any of pay-for-print locations to print your document. Your document will be available to print for 12 hours, after which it will be deleted.

Mac OS X

To print a document to a Bear Print printer from a Mac:

  1. In your document, select Print from the File menu.
  2. Select BearPrint_BW for black and white printing, or BearPrint_Color for color printing.
  3. Set any other print settings and click OK.
  4. Enter your Mercer University ID number (MUID) or five-digit Visitor Card number. This number will be used to retrieve your print job at the release station.
  5. Visit any of pay-for-print locations to print your document. Your document will be available to print for 12 hours, after which it will be deleted.

 

Printing Using Library and ARC Release Stations

Follow the instructions listed above to print using Bear Print. Next, visit any print release station located in Tarver Library, Swilley Library, or the Academic Resource Center and follow the steps below.

In order to print using from these release stations, you must:

  • Have a valid Bear Card. If your Bear Card expires before August 2022, you will need to visit the Auxiliary Services office to acquire an up to date card.
  • Have sufficient funds on your Bear Card. To load funds, visit a Bear Card kiosk or visit the Auxiliary Services website to make a deposit.

  1. To open your print queue, tap your Bear Card (or mobile app) on the Bear Card reader.
  2. Touch OK on the Account Information screen.
  3. Select the document(s) that you need printed from the list and select Print or select Print All.
  4. Once your documents have finished printing, select Log Out.

 

Bear Print Locations and Printer Availability

Atlanta Locations

Atlanta Administration and Conference Center (AACC)
Room 183

Color and Black/White

Day Hall Room 110 Color and Black/White

Nursing Break Room 118 (Nursing Students only)

Color and Black/White

Pharmacy Computer Lab (Pharmacy Students only) Color and Black/White

Physician Assistant Break Room - Davis 208 (PA Students only)

Color and Black/White

Swilley Library

Color and Black/White

Douglas County Locations
Computer Lab 104

Color and Black/White

Computer Lab 106

Color and Black/White

Library Color and Black/White

Student Lounge

Color and Black/White

Henry County Locations
Computer Lab 142

Color and Black/White

Computer Lab 143

Color and Black/White

Library Color and Black/White

Student Lounge

Color and Black/White

Macon Locations

Academic Resource Center (ARC)

Black/White only

Engineering Room 216A (Engineering Students only)

Color and Black/White

Engineering Room 216B (Engineering Students only)

Color and Black/White

Engineering Room 224 (Engineering Students only)

Black/White only

Lofts at Mercer Villiage Phase I and II Color and Black/White
Stetson Media Center Room 137 Color and Black/White

Tarver Library

Color and Black/White










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