Printing

Printing at the library is available from our patron computers which may be accessed with a valid library card.  (see computer information for more details).  Visitors using a guest pass can print to our Wi-fi hotspot.

 

You can also print from your laptop, smartphone or other wireless device by Wi-Fi printing to one of our Ricoh hotspots

CIRCULATION POLICIES

CIRCULATION POLICIES

The West Lafayette Public Library is a member of Evergreen Indiana, a consortium of over 100 public libraries throughout Indiana.

As a patron of an Evergreen Indiana member library you are able to:

  • Check out up to 100 items at any one time
  • Check out most items for three weeks
  • Check out "new books" for two weeks
  • Check out DVDs for one week

Fines for overdue materials are 25 cents per day per item

Checked out items may be renewed at the Library in person, by phone, or online

 

Wi- Fi & Guest Printing

You can print in black and white from your laptop, smartphone or other device at $.10 per page to the first floor Ricoh:  To print in color use the 2nd floor Ricoh hotspot below.

  1. Forwarding or emailing your print job to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    or
    uploading your file at www.printeron.net/ricoh/504578
  2. Your private print release code(s) will be emailed back to you
  3. Go to the Ricoh copier behind the first floor Information Desk and press the printer button. (look for the red arrow wifiArrow).
  4. Enter your private code, press "OK", then press "Find". 
  5. Put enough money to pay for the print job into the coin-op by the copier. ($.10 per page)
  6. Then press "Print" to print your document.

Note:  If your document sounds like it is printing but nothing comes out make sure you put enough money in to cover your print job.


 

You can print in color for $.25 per page or in black & white $.10 per page from your laptop, smartphone or other device to the second floor Ricoh:

  1. Forwarding or emailing your print job to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    or
    uploading your file at www.printeron.net/ricoh/504536
  2. IMPORTANT:  Select either Ricoh Black and White for $.10 prints or Ricoh Color for $.25 prints.Ricoh hotspot
  3. Your private print release code(s) will be emailed back to you
  4. Go to the Ricoh copier near the second floor Information Desk and press the printer button. (look for the red arrow wifiArrow).
  5. Enter your private code, press "OK", then press "Find". 
  6. Put enough money to pay for the print job into the coin-op by the copier. ($.10 per page)
  7. Then press "Print" to print your document.

Note:  If your document sounds like it is printing but nothing comes out make sure you put enough money in to cover your print job.

Wireless Access

Wireless access to the Internet is available to our patrons. The network’s name is WL-Library. It is an open network, and as such there is no security for your computer. You are responsible for the security of your own machine.

Interested in your safety? Read the tips below.

Information on Wi-Fi and Guest Printing

Top 10 Security Tips for Public Hotspots (from /www.jiwire.com)

  1. Make sure you're connected to a legitimate access point.
  2. Encrypt files before transferring or emailing them.
  3. Use a virtual private network (VPN).
  4. Use a personal firewall.
  5. Use anti-virus software.
  6. Update your operating system regularly.
  7. Be aware of people around you.
  8. Use Web-based email that employs secure http (https).
  9. Turn off file sharing.
  10. Password-protect your computer and important files.

Look for more information at: www.wi-fi.org (Discover and Learn menu, especially the Security section) - security.getnetwise.org/tips/wifi

Computers

 

The West Lafayette Public Library offers wireless internet service throughout its two story building.  Access to the internet is also available in the library through direct cable connections.  Please ask library reference staff if you need assistance with either of these free services.

In addition there are 13 public computers for adult use, 3 computers for young adults ages 12-17, and 9 computers in the children's area designated for children and their caregivers.

Computer use to the public computers is limited to a single use of no more than 90-minutes per day. A user's account must be in good standing in order to be eligible for computer use privileges.

Use of the Library's public wireless service is not restricted by time of use.

For further information concerning computer use, please refer to the West Lafayette Public Library's  Public Computer Use Policy.

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