Copy, Scan, Fax, Print
The Watertown Free Public Library has a flatbed public photocopier available for use in the Adult Department. It costs $0.15 per page and accepts coins and dollar bills. It prints black and white documents on letter and legal sized paper and has the capability to print on both sides.
Scan and Fax
The Adult Department is home to a touchscreen scan station equipped with a flatbed scanner as well as a document feeder. The scanner allows books and documents to be scanned to a USB drive, email, Google Drive, smartphone (via QR code), or the printer (printing fees apply), and can even translate scanned documents for you.
Documents can be saved as PDF, JPG, or TIFF files. The scan station offers both black and white and color scanning, features an image editing interface for adjusting scans, and can scan items up to 11 inches by 17 inches.
Additionally, the scan station is also able to scan to FAX. Faxing is available to the US and Canada, costs 50 cents per page, and must be paid in cash at the payment tower next to the scan station.
The scan station offers 15-minute sessions, which can be extended if no one is waiting.
Each library department has its own color printer available. Patrons may print up to two black and white pages for free per day. Each page after that is $0.10 for black and white or $0.40 for color.
How to Print From Our Desktops
Use the print button to print the document or webpage like you normally would. A dialog box will indicate how many pages you are printing, and how much the charge will be. You may pay for print jobs from a print account, or pay as you go at the Print Release Station. Once you have sent all of your print jobs, stop by the Print Release Station near the printer, scan or type in your card number and select the jobs you’d like to print. If you have a print balance, the system will deduct the print cost and print your pages. Otherwise, you will be prompted to pay for the jobs you’ve indicated – payment may be made by cash, credit, or debit card.
Print jobs will remain in the Print Release Queue for 24 hours, and then be deleted.
How to Add Money to Your Print Account
At the Print Release Station, scan or type in your card number, and insert money. The system will add it to your print account.
How to Print From Other Devices
It is possible to print from laptops, tablets, phones, and even from home! Learn more about the requirements and instructions for wireless printing.