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» Requirements:Windows users must be running Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, including 64-bit computers. Windows 8 OK, but not tested in all environments.

Select your library from the following list (sorry, not all libraries offer printing):

How do I install the driver?
After downloading the driver, click on "Run" or "Open" to install the file. A new printer will appear in your printers listing.

How does it work?
When printing a document at the library, select the new printer from the list of installed printers. Your printout will be routed to the library’s printstation where you can pay and print the document.

Note: The printer you install uses a color driver. You will want to set black and white printing as the default since you will be charged color prices if you leave it set to color.

Setting Printing Preferences to Black and White

  • Click on Start, click on Settings, then click on Printers and Faxes
  • Right-click on the printer named yourlibrary Public Library and select Printing Preferences
  • Click on Paper tab
  • Under Output select Black
  • Click OK.

How will this affect my computer?
The install program will download an install package to the c:\documents and settings\<your login>\Local Settings\Pharos\temp folder on your computer and then install a printer in your Printers folder along with the appropriate driver and an uninstall program. Your Start menu will have a listing for Pharos with sublistings for Pharos Notify and Uninstall Pharos.

An updater is included in the installation. The updater will check with the library’s server and update components as needed.

How do I remove the printer?
To uninstall the printer click on Start, click on Programs and select Pharos > Uninstall Pharos. Your PC will prompt you to restart, but you may cancel this prompt if you wish.

Can I print at other Hennepin County libraries?
Yes. You may print by installing the printer for the library you are visiting. If you do install more than one library printer and want to delete only one, do not use Uninstall. Just delete the printer in your Printers and Faxes folder.