Printing Options

Print at Library

  1. Login into a Library computer using your Library card or guest pass number and pin (if using email, browser or mobile device printing options you can skip this step).
  2. Find document or web page you want to print, select color option if you would like to print in color, and select either BlackandWhite_Printer on tbssrv if printing in black and white, or Color_Printer on tbssrv if you’re printing in color.
  3. A Print Job Notification will pop-up on your screen indicating the Document Name, Printer, Pages, and Cost. Select OK option before going to print release station.
  4. Locate print release station. If you cannot locate one, ask staff at your location.
  5. You will see a screen with two options: Card Number/Webprint User or Cash Copies. Select Card Number/Webprint User.
  6. Type in your Library card or guest pass number.
  7. Select which print jobs you would like to print, or you can select the Print All option.
  8. Put money in coin and/or dollar bill slot.
  9. Select Print.
  10. If not all money is used, you will be provided your change once print jobs are complete.
  11. Log off print release station.

Print using email

  1. For black and white copies, send or forward an email to seattlepl-bw@printspots.com
  2. For color copies, send or forward an email to seattlepl-color@printspots.com
  3. Your order will be sent to the printer using the email’s subject line as the name of the print job; email attachments you wish to print will be sent to the printer as a separate document
  4. You’ll get a confirmation email when we’ve received your print order; pick up your print job at any of our print release stations by entering your email user name (the part before the @ symbol) in the Card Number/Webprint User field

Print using a browser (or Wi-Fi printing)

  1. Go to www.spl.org/wifiprinting
  2. Under Printer, choose Black and White or Color
  3. Under User Info, enter your Library card number or Guest Name
    (Use your Guest Name to identify yourself when you pick up your print job. You can use your email user name--the part before the @ symbol—or any name you will remember)
  4. Under Select Document, browse to upload and print a document from your device, or you can copy and paste the address of a web page you wish to print
  5. Click the gray arrow to continue
  6. Under Printing Options, choose the page orientation (As Saved will print the document in its current format) and number of copies.
  7. Indicate which pages you wish to print, if not the whole document
  8. Click the gray arrow to continue
  9. Review your print job and cost, then click the printer icon to send it to the printer. You will then see a confirmation page with a job reference number
  10. Pick up your print job at any of our print release stations by entering your Library card number or Guest Name in the Card Number/Webprint User field

Print using a mobile device

  1. You can print by email from your mobile device, or download the free PrinterOn app
  2. Click No Printer Selected to search for a printer
  3. From the Printers screen, search for Seattle Public Library and select Black and White or Color printer; you can add the printer to your favorites for future use
  4. Choose which type of document you want to print: a document from your device or the cloud, a photo from your gallery, or a web page
  5. Open Print Options and choose the number of copies, the pages to print, orientation and paper size, then click OK
  6. Click Print to enter your Library card number or Guest Name (You can use your email user name—the part before the @ symbol—or any name you will remember), then click OK to process your request
  7. Pick up your print job at any of our print release stations by entering your Library card number or Guest Name in the Card Number/Webprint User field

Photocopying

Multifunction machines for photocopying are available.

  1. Locate print release station. If you cannot locate one, ask staff at your location.
  2. You will see a screen with two options: Card Number/Webprint User or Cash Copies. Select Cash Copies.
  3. Put money in coin and/or dollar bill slot.
  4. Put paper you wish to copy, with the side you want to copy face down, on glass.
  5. On the multifunction machine, press copy.
  6. On the right-hand side of the multifunction machine there are two large buttons.
    • The blue button at the top is for color copies
    • The black and white button is for black and white copies

Printing and Photocopy Fees

8½” x 11” or 8½” x 14” Single-sided Black and White $0.15
8½” x 11” or 8½” x 14” Double-sided Black and White $0.30
8½” x 11” or 8½” x 14” Single-sided Color $0.50
8½” x 11” or 8½” x 14” Double-sided Color $1
11”x17” Single-sided Black and White $0.30
11”x17” Double-sided Black and White $0.60
11”x17” Single-sided Color $1
11”x17” Double-sided Color $2

Scanning

Multifunction machines for photocopying are available for public use.

  1. Locate print release station. If you cannot locate one, ask staff at your location.
  2. On the multifunction machines select Scan to USB on the bottom right corner of the screen
  3. Select USB Mem. Scan (middle tab).
  4. If you want to name your file, select File Name, and use keypad.
  5. On the right-hand side of the multifunction machine there are two large buttons.
    • The blue button at the top is for color scans
    • The black and white button is for black and white scans

Scanning Workstations

We have two scanning workstations with 8½” x 14” scanners that have film/negative scanning capability on Level 5 Mixing Chamber at the Central Library. You can use them for online faxing and scanning for up to 30 minutes per session.

BookScan Stations

We have two BookScan stations available for public use on Levels 9 and 10 at the Central Library. Features include scanning to a USB flash drive, translation services (60 languages) and scanning text to audio.

If you have a question or need help, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636.