Public Computer Use and Available Services


The library has installed a new printer/copier machine with new print management software that queues print jobs under an authenticated user, while offering a variety of other services as well. For services that require payment, patrons may use coins/bills or credit/debit card. Step-by-step instructions for each service are posted at each public computer and at the payment kiosk.


Public Computer Use and Access

The system requires user authentication for public computer access and print job retrieval:

  • Sharon cardholders will use their library card number to log in to a computer. SPL cardholders who do not have their card - and do not know their library card number - will be given a Guest Pass at the Reference Desk.
  • Non-Sharon cardholders may request a Guest Pass at the Reference Desk.

User authentication offers privacy and protection of your information on a public computer. Properly logging out of your session immediately restarts the computer and erases any confidential documents and/or login credentials inadvertently left on the computer. It also ensures that your print jobs are retrievable only by you.


Other Available Services:

  • Printing
  • Photocopying
  • Card Shot (a feature that easily photocopies both sides of driver's licenses, business cards, etc.)
  • Scanning to Email
  • Wireless Printing
  • Faxing is no longer available as of 10-30-23.

Charge per Service:

  • Public Computer Access:
    • Available at no charge 
  • Printing, Photocopying, Card Shot, and Wireless Printing:
    • Black & White: $0.20 per page/side
    • Color: $0.30 per page/side
  • Scanning to Email:
    • Available at no charge

Please Note:

  • Debit/credit cards will incur a $10.00 hold per print/photocopy session. The time for the hold(s) to be lifted varies by bank; contact your bank first to learn more.
  • For bills, the payment kiosk only accepts bills up to a $5.00 increment. Patrons are asked to come prepared with the proper change beforehand; Sharon Public Library cannot make change upon request.