Printer Setup macOS


NOTICE: This article contains instructions for adding a departmental/shared printer to your Mac computer only.


Adding a printer on an Apple device is a very easy process. To get started, go to your device’s Applications. There are a few ways to go about getting to this, and I’ll list them out below:

  • Go -> Applications
  • Launchpad
  • Shift key + Command key + A

In either your Applications Folder or your Launchpad, please look/search for the “Self Service” application. You can find screenshots of that below as well.

Applications Folder:



Note: The key command combination and the Go -> Applications lead you to the same window.


Once you’ve navigated to Self Service, open it up. The window will look like this:

From here, simply find the printer that you’re looking for and click on “Install”. The rest of the process is automatic and there is nothing more that you need to do. You will see a blue wheel where the “Install” button was, and once that is gone the printer has been added. To verify, please go to your System Preferences -> Printers.


If you don’t see your departmental/shared printer listed, or if you’re missing your school location, please contact Medill IT by emailing us at and we’ll get that added for you.



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