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Print, Copy and Scan

Printing, scanning and copying services are currently available at Corrimal, Dapto, Thirroul, Warrawong, and Wollongong.
Staff are not currently able to provide assistance due to social distancing requirements.

When you use these services, you must make sure you don't infringe any copyright laws, censorship laws or licencing agreements.

Printing

You can send an A4 print job from one of our library computers, or your home computer, laptop or mobile.

You'll need to visit a library and pay in cash to release and collect your print job.

Printing costs 20 cents per page for black and white, and 40 cents per page for colour. Our printers do not accept 50c coins.

Follow the printing instructions below to get started.

  1. Log in to a library computer
  2. Open the file or web page you want to print and select 'Print' (usually under 'File', depending on which program you're using)
  3. Select the printer for your library location
  4. Choose print options, ie colour or black and white, single or double-sided
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to print
  6. Go to the Self Service Station and enter your library card number and pin to release your print job
  7. Pay the fee and pick up your printing.

See our Computers and Internet Access page for more information about using library computers.

  1. Prepare your file or select the URL of a web page you want to print
  2. Select the link below for the library you want to collect your printing job from:
  3. Choose whether you want to print black and white (20 cents per page) or colour (40 cents per page), and single or double sided
  4. Enter your email address
  5. Browse to select the file you want to print, or enter the URL of a web page
  6. Click the arrow to continue
  7. To approve your print job, click the printer icon when it turns green
  8. When your document status says 'Your job has been processed', it's ready at the Self Service Station at the library you printed to
  9. Go to the library's Self Service Station and enter your email address to release your print job
  10. Pay the fee and pick up your printing.

Note that if you're in the library when you print, it may take several minutes before your job can be released and printed.

Processed print jobs will be held for printing for 3 days.

You need to install the free PrinterOn app before you can print from your mobile device to library printers. Alternatively, you can access PrinterOn via the Wollongong City Libraries app. Download it via Google Play for Android devices or App Store for iOS devices.

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Look for the icon above, and follow the links below to download PrinterOn:

You can also visit the PrinterOn website for more information and help.

Once you've installed PrinterOn, follow these steps:

  1. Open the app and choose the item you want to print
  2. Tap 'No Printer Selected' and enter 'Wollongong' in the search box to find all seven Wollongong City Library locations
  3. Select your preferred library and printing option from the list (eg 'Warrawong A4 Colour Single Sided)
  4. Enter your email address
  5. Wait until 'Job success' status is displayed
  6. At the library you printed to, go to the Self Service Station
  7. Enter your email address to retrieve your print job
  8. Pay the fee and pick up your print job.

Note that if you're in the library when you print, it may take several minutes before your job can be released and printed.

Processed print jobs will be held for printing for 3 days.

Copying

We have photocopiers in our libraries for you to copy A4 or A3 documents in colour or black and white.

Photocopying costs are shown below.

Paper sizeBlack and whiteColour
A4 (single sided)20 cents40 cents
A4 (double sided)40 cents80 cents
A3 (single sided)40 cents80 cents
A3 (double sided)80 cents$1.60

Our photocopiers do not accept 50¢ coins. Please note, the copier on the ground floor at Wollongong Library cannot give change.

Scanning

Scanners are available for use free of charge at all our libraries. They accept A4 single sheets, and files can be saved to USB or desktop on library PCs. You can also email scanned files to yourself.

You will need to log in to library computers to use our scanners.

Scanners are located at selected computers only, and locations vary at each library. Please see our staff if you need help locating scanners.

Wollongong Library also has devices that can scan microfilm, negatives and slides. To use this equipment, you will need to make a booking. See our staff at the service desk on Level 1 of the library to book.

USB drives

Forgot your USB drive? You can buy these at-cost from all of our libraries. Please see staff for details.