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 and print it yourself at a print release station. Please see the section How to Retrieve Your Print Job below 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 is currently offering two ways for customers to borrow a library laptop for their personal use. Please review the information below about on-site laptop use and placing a hold for a laptop to go. Wi-Fi hotspots are also currently being offered for customer use.

Eligibility

You need to have a valid library card to check out a laptop or Wi-Fi Hotspot and cannot use the online library number or a number beginning with PACREG.

Need Help?

If you’re using a laptop or hotspot and need help, you can call the library or chat. Additionally, a “Help” icon has been added to the desktop of the laptops for quick access to your local librarian. For more in-depth help, customers can set up a book-a-librarian session.

On-site Use

To borrow an on-site laptop, 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 on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not accepted at this time. Laptops will only work on library premises either outside 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.

Laptops to Go

Customers can place a hold on a laptop with a library card. Customers will then receive notification when the laptop is ready to pickup. As with other holds, the laptop will be available for in-building or contact-free pick up.

The laptop is checked out for one week.

Service Details

  • The laptop must be checked out to the same library card used to place the hold.
  • You can renew the laptop one time as long as there aren’t other customers with holds.
  • The laptop comes with a carrying case, cord, and instructions.
  • To access the internet, the laptop needs an active Wi-Fi connection. Software applications that don’t require the internet will work without a Wi-Fi connection. Wi-Fi Hotspots are also available for checkout at this time. See the Wi-Fi Hotspots section on this page for more information.
  • 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

Customers can place a hold on a hotspot with a library card. Customers will then receive notification when the hotspot is ready to pick up. As with other holds, the hotspot will be available for in-building or contact-free pick up.

The hotspot is checked out for one week.

Service Details

  • The hotspot must be checked out to the same library card used to place the hold.
  • You can renew the hotspot one time as long as there aren’t other customers with holds.
  • The hotspot comes in a case with a cord and instructions.
  • Hotspots use a mobile signal to connect to the internet. Mobile signals vary by location.

FAQs: Computers, Printing & Wifi

  • The name of the Wi-Fi network is sno-isle public and is available at all Sno-Isle locations. There is no password required for access.  Wi-Fi is available 24 hours a day at most locations. The following locations have Wi-Fi connectivity from 5:00 am - 11:00 pm: 
    • Brier Library 
    • Granite Falls Library 
    • Lake Stevens Library 
    • Lynnwood Library 
    • Mariner Library 
    • Sultan Library 
  • Visit computers & printing for instructions.

  • A combination of laptop computers and desktop computers are available for use now at most libraries. Please see locations for more information about current services and contact your community library to inquire about the availability of laptop computers and desktop computers at this time.

  • Customers receive a weekly printing/copying allowance of $7.00 on their library account. Printing and copying can be in black & white or color. Black & white prints/copies are charged at 10-cents per page and color prints/copies are charged at 50-cents per page.

    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.

    The weekly printing allowance cannot be converted to cash and unused amounts do not carry over from week to week. Each new week starts on Sunday.

  • Yes. To print without a library card, visit your community library to request a guest pass for computer use to print from a library computer. Remote printing is available only to library card holders.

FAQs: Copying, Scanning & Faxing

  • Copying is currently available at select locations. Please see your library's location page for more information.

  • Scanning is currently available at select locations. Please see your library's location page for more information.

  • Faxing is currently available at select locations. Please see your library's location page for more information.

  • Lynnwood, Marysville, Oak Harbor, and Snohomish currently have microfiche readers available for use. Please contact each library directly for more information about microfiche reader services.

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