Computers / Print / Scan / Fax / Wifi

Computers

Public desktop computers are available in the library on a first come, first served basis. CLAMS cardholders may login free of charge to the public computers using their CLAMS library card number (below the barcode of the card). Sessions are guaranteed for an hour to start, then cardholders can renew their sessions for one-hour increments so long as there is no waiting list.

Local visitors without a CLAMS card may obtain a free Visitor’s Pass which will provide a one-time-use login. A Visitor’s Pass allows for one 20-minute session and is only valid for the day on which it was printed.

Computer Locations

Reference Area – Second Floor
Ten (10) computers for adults and visitors.

Young Adult Room – Second Floor
Four (4) computers reserved for users from age 12-18.

Children’s Room – Second Floor
Eight (8) computers for children and accompanying parent or guardian.

Study Room – First Floor
One (1) PC in our left-hand Study Room. We ask that any computer questions are directed to our Reference Librarian (second floor) rather than our Circulation Staff (first floor). Any print jobs are sent to the upstairs printer.

Patrons may sign up for a 2-hour block of time in the study room, which is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Accessible Technology Station Study Room – First Floor
One (1) Accessible PC in our right-hand Study Room. The Accessible Technology Station includes:

  • Large Print Keyboard
  • Trackball Mouse
  • Screen Magnifier
  • Microphone
  • Speech-to-Text Software
  • Screen Narration

Patrons may sign up for a 2-hour block of time in the study room, which is available on a first-come, first-served basis. If a patron requires the use of the Accessible Technology Station and require an advanced sign-up or a block of more than 2 hours, they are encouraged to speak to a staff member for accommodation.


Printing / Photocopying

Printing from the computer or photocopying documents is .20 cents a page for black and white, .40 cents a page for color. OBPL does not charge students for printing schoolwork.

Mobile Printing

All mobile print jobs will need to be released from a staff desk before they print. Your email address will be used to identify the print job. There are three ways to mobile print:

  1. From your laptop or home computer
  2. By installing an App on your smart phone or tablet
  3. Sending an email to the library printer.

Detailed instructions for each method are listed below and also available as a downloadable attachment.

MobilePrint Instructions (pdf)

How to print from a laptop or desktop computer at home or work:
  • Begin by visiting http://www.printeron.net/obpl/mainlibrary
  • Select the printer and enter your email address.
  • Browse your computer to find and select the file you wish to print.
  • Click the green print icon [or forward button, depending on how system is configured]. You will see the status of your print job and a reference number.
  • Go to any staff desk to pay and have print released.
How to print from tablet or smartphone app:
  • Visit your device’s store for apps, download, install and launch the PrinterOn App.
  • Click “No printer selected”.
  • Click “Search”. Search for Oak Bluffs Library
  • Find Oak Bluffs Library and click [PRINTER NAME*] and save.

*Printer name choices: (Black & White; 2-sided Black & White; Color; 2-sided Color)

To print:

  • Documents: when viewing the document, click in the upper right corner and upload the document to the PrinterOn App.
  • Photos from your phone: open the app, click on “photo” and select a photo to print.
  • Select the printer and click the print icon.
  • Enter an email address and click on the check mark (you will receive a notice that the job started, and shortly after another message stating “Job Success”).
  • Go to any staff desk to pay and have print released.
How to use email* to send something directly to library print system:
  • Email from any device directly to the library’s print system at
    obpl-mainlibrary-bw@printspots.com
  • obpl-mainlibrary-color@printspots.com
  • obpl-mainlibrary-bw-2-sided@printspots.com
  • obpl-mainlibrary-color-2-sided@printspots.com
  • Attachments will print separately from the email body. It will be sent as two different documents.

*Items emailed may take up to five minutes to register on the staff print release system. If you are printing an email with an attachment, the attachment will register as one print job and the body of the email as a second print job.


Faxing

Faxing is $1 per page, including cover sheet.


Scanning

Scanning at OBPL is free. The library’s scanner cannot email documents, but will save documents as a PDF or JPG file to a USB thumb drive (USB memory stick). Patrons are encouraged to bring their own USB memory device, but otherwise one can be supplied by the library for the purpose of uploading the document(s) to a PC.


Wi-Fi In-House

The library offers free Wi-Fi throughout the building and on library grounds.

Wi-Fi Hotspots

The library offers free Wi-Fi hotspots for 2-week checkout to patrons in good standing who have signed our Wifi Hotspot Lending Agreement. Unlimited data has been pre-paid by the library. Save your data and take one on your next trip!