Printing and copying services are provided at all five Santa Monica Public Library locations. The Main Library also offers WiFi printing services. Per page charges are as follows:
Copy machines accept bills, coins or Copy Cards for payment. Computer printers accept Copy Cards only. Your full-sized plastic Library Card can also serve as a Copy Card (keychain cards lack the magnetic strip required for vending services).
Copy Cards may be purchased at any of our five locations. The card costs $1.00 for the initial purchase (40¢ for the card and 60¢ worth of copies or printouts). Money can be added to Copy Cards or to library cards with magnetic strips at any of our Vendacard machines or photocopiers.
Color/B&W photocopierVendacard machine
Color/B&W photocopierBlack & White laser printer
Color/B&W photocopier/printerVendacard machine
Customer Service Desk Alcove
Black & White laser printerVendacard machine
Black & White laser printer
All Santa Monica Public Library locations are equipped with WiFi printing capabilities for users who wish to send black & white print jobs from a laptop or mobile device connected to the Library's wireless network. To use this service, you must first install an appropriate printer driver to your laptop - click here for instructions on downloading and installing the driver.
The Library's computer printers are configured to be shared by multiple users. When you send a document to a Library printer, you will be asked to identify your print job with a name and password (password is optional and case-senstitive). Once this is done, you may go to the designated printer and insert your Copy Card into the slot. The printer station will then display a list of patron print jobs. Select your job, input the password if required, and then collect your printout.
Print jobs that are not printed within 2 hours of submission are automatically deleted from the print queue.