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Print, copy & scan

Printing, copying and scanning is available for a small fee at the library. Print from your own device or one of the library's public computers.

Print & copy prices
Black & white, 1-sided
(any size)
Black & white, 2-sided
(any size)
Colour, 1-sided
(any size)
Colour, 2-sided
(any size)
Fax (local calls)$1 + tax, per page
Fax (long-distance calls)$2 + tax, per page

Need help? Staff are available to help troubleshoot on every floor.

Printing is available from all public computer. Send your print job from the computer, and then pick up and pay at the second and third floor staff desks. The pay station accepts coins, credit cards, and debit cards.  

Any size (8.5x11", 8.5x14", 11x14"):

Black & white

  • 1-sided: 25¢
  • 2-sided: 50¢


  • 1-sided: 50¢
  • 2-sided: $1


Need help with printing?

You can wirelessly print from your own device by sending your print jobs to the Library’s print system. All wireless print jobs are sent to the second and third floor print stations.

Black and white printing is 25¢ per page for 1-sided / 50¢ per page for 2-sided
Colour printing is 50¢ per page for 1-sided / $1 per page for 2-sided

Emails and email attachments

Forward your email to an email address below for the format option that matches your document:

    8.5x11’’ — Letter size
    8.5x14’’ — Legal size
    11x14’’ — Tabloid size


    Documents and web page content

    For documents and web pages, you can upload your document directly into the form on this website to be added to the library's print queue: www.printeron.net/nvcl/main

    Upload documents to print

    To release your print job

    1. Log in to one of the print stations with your email address
    2. Select your print job
    3. Pay with coins, debit or credit card


    Need help with wireless printing?

    Photocopying is available at the second and third floor staff desks. The pay station accepts coins, credit cards and debit cards.

    Any size (8.5x11’’, 8.5x14’’, 11x14’’)

    Black & white

    1-sided: 25¢
    2-sided: 50¢


    1-sided: 50¢
    2-sided: $1

    Need help photocopying?

    You can scan directly to your email from the library’s photocopiers, or scan to a USB stick from the flatbed scanner. If you are scanning photos we recommend using the flatbed scanner for better controls and quality.

    Scan at the photocopiers if…

    • You have an email address that can receive the file(s);
    • You have a multi-page document with less than 25 pages;
    • You are only scanning 1 or 2 jobs (the photocopiers are in high demand!);
    • You are scanning double-sided ID.

    The photocopiers are located on the second and third floors.

    Need help with scanning at the photocopiers?

    Scan using the Epson flatbed scanner if...

    • You don’t have an email address;
    • Your scan is larger than 25 pages;
    • You are scanning a large number of jobs;
    • Your scans require manual input and can’t go through a document feeder.

    The flatbed scanner is located on the third floor and is available for 1-hour bookings. You will need to log in with a library card or guest pass. If you need a USB stick they are available for sale at the Welcome Desk for $10.

    Need help with the flatbed scanner?

    The microform scanner is available for viewing the newspaper archives. It is located on the third floor, is free to use, and can be booked for up to one hour at a time. The microform scanner allows you to save your screen captures to USB, print to library printers or email the files. They can be saved in .jpg or .pdf format.

    The library’s microform collection offers North Shore newspapers on microfilm and microfiche dating back to 1905. Please ask for assistance in accessing the microform cabinet.

    Available newspaper archives

    • The Express (North Shore) — 1905-1912
    • North Shore Press — 1913-1951
    • North Shore Times — 1926
    • North Shore Review — 1952-1957
    • North Vancouver District News — 1954-1957
    • The Citizen (North Shore) — 1958-1980
    • North Shore Shopper — 1970-1975
    • North Shore News — 1976-present
    Need help with microform scanning?

    Visit the Welcome Desk to send a fax. Customers should have a City Library card. Registration is free.

    We fax 1-sided pages, only. You can convert all 2-sided pages at the copy stations on the second or third floor. You must fill out and sign the library’s fax cover page. You will not be charged for the transmission of this page.

    You must be present during your fax transmission until the OK/Fail confirmation page is printed out.

    We accept payment by cash or credit/debit cards.

    Faxing costs

    • Local calls: $1 + tax per page
    • Long–distance calls: $2 + tax per page

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