Public Print, Copy, Fax and Scanning Services

The High Plains Library District is committed to making sure taxpayer funds are used as effectively and efficiently as possible. As part of a pilot project in 2013 HPLD tested the threshold for offering limited free printing. This pilot project was implemented after a cost analysis revealed the cost and resources required to support the payment systems were higher than offering a limited number of prints at no charge. Coin op, credit card and other payment systems cost money to purchase, install, upgrade, support and maintain. For example, High Plains obtained a bid for a replacement money handling system. The initial purchase cost of the system was equivalent to printing at our current volume for 10 years! Based on the cost analysis and 18 month pilot of limited free printing HPLD is adjusting its threshold for printing and copying services to maximize resources and ensure tax dollars are being used as efficiently as possible. These services will continue to be monitored and adjustments will be made as needed to ensure the effective application of available resources.

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The following services and fees will be effective June 1, 2015.

Printing Services

Patrons will be allotted 200 FREE printing credits per month.

  • 8 1/2 x 11 paper
  • B&W = 1 credit; Color = 5 credits
  • $.25 for prints beyond the available credits
  • 2 sided = 2 pages of printing (portrait style, flip on long side)

Please visit a local print/copy store for large or complex printing jobs, including (but not limited to):

  • Sizes other than 8 1/2 x 11
  • Heavier stock paper
  • Specialty paper
  • Jobs exceeding monthly credit limit
  • Tri-fold brochures

Instructions on how to view your print credit balance are available here.

We hope our patrons find this service convenient and request everyone please print responsibly. Thank you!

Copy Services

Copy services are available to all patrons.

  • 10 FREE B&W copies per day (2 sided = 2 copies).
  • $.25 for copies over the daily limit. Please pay for additional copies at the service desk.
  • Color is available through "scan-to-email".
  • For large or complex copying jobs please visit one of the local copy vendors.

Mobile Device Print Service

Have a laptop, Ipad, Iphone or other device you want to print from? Use our Quick Print stations!

What you need to use the Quick Print service:

  • A library card
  • Available print credits (for an understanding of print credits review the print section of this page)

Where are the Quick Print stations?

  • Quick Print Stations are located in the library central print area.

How do I use the Quick Print service? There are several options to print using this station.

  • Save the content to a flash drive and then print from the flash drive at the station

  • Email the content to yourself or store in an internet accessible area, then access the files from the Quick Print Station for printing

  • IMPORTANT NOTICE – when you are done printing select the “I’M DONE” icon. This icon will ensure all your data is completely removed from the workstation before someone else uses the service.

Scan to Email

Did you know you can scan items and send them via email at no cost? It's a great, eco friendly, free service compared to standard copying!

To scan to email:

  1. Load the original(s) face-up in the document feeder, or place a single original face-down on the document glass.
  2. Press the Services Home button on the Control Panel.
  3. Select Email on the Touch Screen.
  4. Add a new recipient’s email address.
  5. Press Add
  6. Select any other required options from the Email, Advanced Settings, Layout Adjustment, Email Options or Job Assembly tabs.
  7. Press the Start button on the Control Panel.

Fax Services

Faxing is available to the public at no charge.

Faxing out is allowed. There is no faxing to the library.

For large fax needs please visit a local print shop.

View confirmation information for scan to fax users.