Indianapolis Public Library Launches Mobile Printing Service, Pickup Documents at the Library
From the Indianapolis Public Library:
Individuals now have the capability of using their Internet-connected smartphone or tablet (iOS, Android or Blackberry) from anywhere in the city to print documents directly to print stations at select Indianapolis Public Library locations. This new offering meets an increased demand for such service and furthers the Library’s goal to enhance connectivity for patrons.
There are two ways to connect with the Library’s remote printing service, via the Indy Library’s website or by downloading the free PrinterOn app available from Google Play or iTunes. Users then designate where the printing will occur among seven Library locations that include Central Library and the Garfield Park, Glendale, Lawrence, Pike, Warren and Wayne branches.
Following entry of the user’s email address to identify the print job, documents, photos or web pages can be selected for printing in black and white or color.
“With the increased functionality of smartphones and tablets, the ability to print from these devices is more crucial than ever,” said Jackie Nytes, Library CEO. “This service illustrates the Library’s relevance in the lives of patrons as we work to provide maximum access to available technology.”
Patrons have two hours after submission to pick up prints at their designated branch, where the process is completed by payment at the print station’s vending device. Black and white prints are 15 cents per page, color prints are 25 cents per page.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.