We've endeavored to make printing as easy as possible at the library.  You can print documents, images, webpages and more from our public computers and now you can also print from your personal devices!  All of the instructions you need to get started are on this page.  You can choose one of the links below to jump straight to specific instructions.

Copy/Print Cards

Printing Options

Sending a Print Job from a Library Computer

Paying for your Print Job

Sending a Print Job from Your Own Device


Copy/Print Cards

Printing from a computer at the Elmwood Park Public Library requires the use of a print card.  These magnetic cards store a cash balance and are available for purchase at the front desk for $1.00.  The cards come with a balance of $0.50 and more money can be added at any of the coin boxes in the library, or by staff at the front Circulation Desk.


Printing Options

The printing process differs depending on what program you are using but once you have told that program to print your document you will be asked to choose a printer.  You can choose to:

  • print in black and white
  • print in color
  • save your document into a .pdf file by printing to the CutePDF printer.

Black and white prints cost $0.10 per page, color prints cost $0.25 per page and saving to a .pdf file is free.


Sending a Print Job from a Library Computer

Once you have selected black and white or color a dialog box will appear asking you to supply your initials or some other way to later identify and retrieve your print job.

 Enter Name or Initials Screen2

After you have input your initials and clicked "OK" a confirmation will appear with the total pages and total price of the job.  Click OK to accept and the job will be sent to the Print Station where it will wait for you to pay and release your job to the actual printer.  To save yourself time, you may print multiple jobs to the Print Station using the same ID before you pay and release.

Paying for your Print Job

The Print Station is a touch screen, so simply tap the printer icon on the screen and insert your print card into the box to get started.

Tap the screen to start

Use the on-screen keyboard to re-enter the same initials or identifier you used at the computer you printed from to view your list of waiting print jobs.

 Use the Onscreen keyboard and the tap 'OK'

You will then see a list of your jobs, how many pages they are, and how much they will cost.  You can select multiple jobs or individual jobs, delete or preview.  When you've made your selection, tap the Print button in the upper left.

Select your Print Jobs

You will be presented with the total price for all print jobs and then simply tap 'Pay From Vending Device' to deduct the money from your card and release your jobs to the printer.

Pay from vending device.

Money will be deducted from your print card, your card will be ejected for you to take back and your job will be sent to the printer.

We recommend not closing your document/webpage or logging out until your print job has actually printed.  That way, if there are problems, we can easily try again.



Send a Print Job from Your Own Device for Curbside Pickup at the Library

We know many people rely on being able to come to the Library to print out forms, articles, recipes, pictures, and more. We are excited to announce that we will now offer wireless printing for pickup via our Curbside Holds Pickup Service!

EPPL cardholders can now send their print jobs through email or through the wireless printing link on our website.  Library staff will print your pages and contact you when they are ready for Curbside Pickup. (Please note the process may take 24-48 hours. Also, this does not include making copies or scanning, since we will not be exchanging physical items at this time.)

The best part is that the Library board has temporarily lifted printing fees for EPPL cardholders who use this service to print up to 20 pages per week for free! After 20 pages, the cost will be applied to your library card with the usual fees of $0.10 per page for black and white, and $0.25 per page for color.


To get started, you can either send your print jobs via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please make sure to include your name and library card number.


You can submit print jobs to us through our website from your own devices, such as a laptop, smartphone or tablet. Just click the printer icon in the top right corner of our website to be taken to our Print Delivery Hub.

Print icon


Once you've arrived at the Print Delivery Hub, follow these steps:

  • Select a printer for black & white or color printing.  You can also choose double-sided printing.
  • Input your email address and library card number, so that we can easily identify you and your print job.
  • Select and upload the file you'd like to print. For best results we highly recommend uploading a PDF of your document. We will print exactly what you send us, so to ensure accuracy and quality you should also always do a print preview on your end before you upload and submit to us.
  • When you're ready to submit your print job simply click the green printer icon in the lower right corner.

 Print Delivery Hub



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