Mobile Printing How-To Guide
PrinterOn allows you to print from your PC or laptop as long as you have access to the Internet. Print files directly from your computer and send to any of three Abilene Public Library branches. Once finished, stop by the selected service desk, pay for your jobs, and pickup your prints.
Video Tutorial on Mobile Printing
Written Steps for Mobile Printing from a Laptop or PC
STEP 1: Access the “PrinterOn” website by entering one of three URL’s listed below. The URL selected will be the location your will pickup your print jobs from. Next, select the printer you’d like to use (black & white copies are $0.15 and color copies are $0.45). Then enter your email address and use “Select Document” to enter a URL of the page you want to print out online, or use the “Browse” button to locate the file on your PC. When finished, click the Go button, which looks like a “Press Play” button.
- Main Library Printing Option (NOT FUNCTIONING)
- Mockingbird Branch Library Printing Option
- South Branch Library Printing Option
STEP 2: Either use the default page orientation selection or use the pull-down menu to select “Portrait” or “Landscape” options. Click the green printer button when done to submit your print job.
STEP 3: Your print job will begin processing. Once finished, you’ll receive a confirmation that “Your request has been processed.” Visit the pickup library to pay and print for your jobs, providing your email address for staff to locate your jobs.
PrinterOn allows you to print from your compatible mobile devices (smartphones and tablets). Download the free app and get started with printing to your Abilene Public Library directly from your device. Once finished, stop by the selected service desk, pay for your jobs, and pickup your prints.
For the time being, please only use Mobile Printing for our South Branch & Mockingbird Branch locations. This tool is currently not functional at your Main Library.
Video Tutorial on Mobile Printing
Written Steps on Mobile Printing from a Smartphone or Tablet:
STEP 1: Visit your app store and download the “PrinterOn” app. Locate the app on your device and open it.
STEP 2: Search for an available printer in your area. Please Note: Not only will you see matches for your Abilene Public Library, you’ll find local businesses setup on this service too.
STEP 3: Choose the “Search” feature to locate available printers by ZIP code. Please Note: You may use the “Location” option to also search for available printers based on your devices current location.
STEP 4: Enter the ZIP code or search by the name of the library branch; however, it will be faster to search by ZIP.
STEP 5: Choose the printer you wish to print to, noting the option to print in color or black & white. Black & White copies are $0.15 per page while Color copies are $0.45.
STEP 6: Make a selection for the type of item you’d like to print. Once selected, follow the prompts to locate the item on your device, email, camera roll/gallery, or web, that you’d like to print.
STEP 7: As an example, the selection for “Photos” was made to locate a photo/image on your phone to print.
STEP 8: Choose the “Settings” option in the upper right corner to select the number of copies to print, paper size, and orientation. Once satisfied, click the green “Print” button.
STEP 9: Enter your email address to submit your print job. This will also be used to identify your print job once you’ve sent it to the library.
STEP 10: You’ll receive a confirmation that your print job has been submitted. To verify the status of your print job, choose the “Print History” option.
STEP 11: In the “Print History” section you’ll see all of your print jobs. Your job will show processing while being sent to the printer. Once it reads “Success” you can then stop by your library to pick up your print job.
STEP 12: By selecting the individual print job, you can view the details of the print and verify the location you sent it to.