Computers & Printing

Computers & Printing

Remote Printing

Remote printing can be submitted from home, on a checked-out library laptop or on another web-connected device through our Remote Printing Portal. After submitting a print job, you may choose to have the library print it for you for contact-free pickup or come into any open library to print it yourself at a print release station. Please see the section How to Retrieve Your Print Job for detailed instructions for each option.

Customers receive a weekly print allowance of $7.00. Print jobs that exceed a customer's remaining weekly allowance cannot be printed using the contact-free method, but funds may be added at in-building print stations in order to facilitate larger print jobs.

Printing can be in black & white or color. Black & white prints are charged at 10-cents per page and color prints are charged at 50-cents per page.

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Laptop & Wi-Fi Hotspot Checkout

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Sno-Isle Libraries offers multiple ways to borrow a library laptop or Wi-Fi hotspots for personal use.

Eligibility

A valid library card is required to check out a laptop or Wi-Fi Hotspot. Online library cards beginning with PACREG are not eligible for checking out laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots.

Need Help?

If you are using a laptop or Wi-Fi hotspot and need help, you can call the library or chat. Additionally, for laptops, a Help icon is on the desktop for quick access to assistance.

Laptops to Go

You can place a hold on a laptop to go with your library card. You will receive a notification when the laptop is ready for pickup. Laptops to Go check out for 21 days. As with other holds, laptops are be available for in-building or contact-free pickup.

Service Details

  • Laptop must be checked out to the same library card used to place the hold.
  • You may renew the laptop one time as long as there are no holds.
  • Laptop comes with a carrying case, cord and instructions.
  • To access the internet, the laptop needs a Wi-Fi connection. Applications that do not require the internet will work without a Wi-Fi connection. Wi-Fi Hotspots are available for checkout individually or bundled with a laptop in the To Go Kit.
  • Printing is available using the $7 weekly printing allowance and is added to the print queue. You can release your print job in the library or by calling the contact-free services number at your local library and telling staff you have a print job waiting.

Wi-Fi Hotspots

You can place a hold on a Wi-Fi hotspot with you library card. You will receive a notification when the Wi-Fi hotspot is ready for pickup. Wi-Fi hotspots check out for 21 days. As with other holds, Wi-Fi hotspots are be available for in-building or contact-free pickup.

Service Details

  • Wi-Fi hotspots must be checked out to the same library card used to place the hold.
  • You may renew the Wi-Fi hotspot one time as long as there are no holds.
  • Wi-Fi hotspot comes in a case with a cord and instructions.
  • Wi-Fi hotspots use a mobile signal to connect to the internet. Mobile signals vary by location.

Laptop & Wi-Fi Hotspot to Go Kit

If you are looking to check out both a laptop a Wi-Fi Hotspot, check out the Laptop and Wi-Fi Hotspot to Go Kit. You can place a hold on a To Go Kit with a library card. You will receive notification when the To Go Kit is ready to pick up. To Go Kits check out for 21 days. As with other holds, To Go Kits are be available for in-building or contact-free pickup.

Service Details

  • To Go Kit must be checked out to the same library card used to place the hold.
  • You may renew the To Go Kit one time as long as there are no holds.
  • To Go Kit comes in a case with a cord and instructions for both devices.
  • Wi-Fi hotspot uses a mobile signal to connect to the internet. Mobile signals vary by location.
  • Printing is available using the $7 weekly printing allowance and is added to the print queue. You can release your print job in the library or by calling the contact-free services number at your local library and telling staff you have a print job waiting.

Laptops for On-site Use

To borrow a laptop on-site, please speak to a staff member in the library or call the contact-free services number when you arrive. If a laptop is available, it will be checked out for you using your library card number. If you are using contact-free services, the laptop will be placed outside for a socially distanced pickup.

Each laptop can be checked out for up to two hours and cannot be placed on hold. Laptops for on-site use will only work on library premises either inside of the library or in the library parking lot.

Service Details

  • Log on to the laptop using your library card number and PIN/password.
  • You can extend your time with the laptop as long as another laptop is available for someone else to use.
  • Printing is available using the $7 weekly printing allowance and is added to the print queue. You can release your print job in the library or by calling the contact-free services number at your local library and telling staff you have a print job waiting.
  • We have established a cleaning procedure, approved by the Snohomish County Health District, for in-between customer use.

FAQs: Computers, Printing & Wifi

  • Copying is available at all locations.
  • Scanning is available at all locations.

  • Faxing is currently available at the following community libraries:

    Pricing

    Credit Card
    Sending to the US, Canada & Caribbean Sending to other international destinations
    $1.75 for the first page $3.95 for the first page
    $1.00 for each additional page $3.45 for each additional page
    Cash (prepaid fax card)
    Sending to the US, Canada & Caribbean Sending to other international destinations
    $1.75 for 1 page $3.75 for 1 page
    $2.75 for 2 pages $6.75 for 2 pages
    $3.75 for 3 pages $10.75 for 3 pages
    $4.75 for 4 pages  
    $5.75 for 5 pages  
    $6.75 for 6 pages  
    $10.75 for up to 18 pages  

    If paying by credit or debit card there is a recommended maximum of 20 pages per fax. If paying by cash (prepaid fax card), there is a maximum of 18 pages per pax to the US, Canada, & Caribean and 3 pages to other international destinations.

    For additional information or questions, please contact Darrington Library, Freeland Library, Lynnwood Library, Marysville Library, or Snohomish Library directly.

  • All public desktop computers and laptops are all equipped with the following software:

    Browsers

    • Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Edge

    MS Office

    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Publisher
    • OneNote

    Image manipulation

    • GIMP
    • IrfanView
    • Paint.net
    • Inkscape
    • Snip & Sketch
    • Snipping Tool

    Other

    • MyPC
    • Papercut
    • Adobe Reader
    • Notepad++
    • GMetrix SMSe
    • Google Earth
    • VLC Media Player

    Additional Accessories available on Windows 10 computers:

    • Calculator
    • Computer (external file storage access)
    • Windows Media Player
    • Magnifier
    • Narrator
    • On-Screen Keyboard
    • Windows Media Player
  • Lynnwood Library, Marysville Library, Oak Harbor Library, and Snohomish Library have microform (microfilm and microfiche) readers available for use. Please contact each library directly for more information about microform reader services.

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