WiFi, Printing & Photocopying

Stay connected and productive with our library’s high-speed WiFi, offering seamless internet access for all your digital needs. Additionally, we offer internet hotspots to borrow and printing and photocopying services.

Close up hands typing using laptop computer.
Two young adults work on laptops at the Bring Your Own Device Bar at the Eastside Branch

WiFi at WPL

To log on to the network with your wireless device, just follow these easy steps:

  1. Select network WPL WIFI in your WiFi settings
  2. Start your browser
  3. Read through and accept the Waterloo Public Library Acceptable Use Policy

Once you accept the conditions for accessing the Internet at WPL, you will be taken to our homepage.

To view our Internet & Computer Use policy, click here.

Looking for internet on the go?

Borrow a hotspot from the library and enjoy seamless internet access wherever your adventures take you.

Printing, Photocopying & Scanning

Printing, photocopying and scanning to email is available at all WPL locations. You can print from a WPL computer or wirelessly from your own device.

Government Documents

It is FREE to print any government-issued documents. Please see staff at any location for assistance.

A staff person helping a customer use a photocopier at the McCormick Branch
  • How much does printing & photocopying cost?

    Black and White Printing – $0.15 each 

    Colour Printing – $0.50 each 

    Government Documents 

    It is FREE to print any government-issued documents. Please see staff at any location for assistance. 

  • How do I print wirelessly?

    Easily print from your laptop or mobile device.

    1. Visit print.princh.com
    2. Enter the print code for your library location:
    • Main Library: 108987
    • McCormick Branch: 108991
    • John M. Harper Branch: 108992
    • Eastside Branch: 108988
    1. Upload your document(s).
    2. Select your settings (you can adjust the number of copies, colour settings and more by clicking on the gear icon)
    3. Once you are set to print, accept the Terms and Conditions and click ‘Continue’.
    4. Enter your email address when prompted and click ‘OK’
    5. When you are ready to print your document(s), click ‘Done’ and head to the print release station.
    6. At the print release station, select “Release Print Job” and when it prompts you for a library card number or email address, enter the email address you used above.
    7. Deposit money into the coin machine (or speak with staff to use debit) and then select your documents to print.
  • Do you have a fax machine?

    We do not have a fax machine at any of our locations. However, our photocopiers can scan documents to email. This is usually an acceptable alternative for submitting documents.  

Large format printer at the Eastside Branch printing a giant colouring sheet

Large Format Printing

We offer large format printing at our Eastside Branch. Create stunning posters, banners, signs and more.

Our printer is an HP DesignJet T1700 and we currently offer this service with paper that is 36″ wide.

Waterloo Public Library reserves the right to refuse any projects that violate our policies, are unsafe and/or are unlawful.

  • How do I print something from the large format printer?

    Customers can print directly from any computer in the Gamerspace at the Eastside Branch. Please watch the instructional video below on how to print to the large format printer. If you have any questions or need assistance, please speak to staff at the Eastside Branch.

    Watch Instruction Video
  • What file types are supported?

    The Large Format Printer supports most common file types, including JPEG, PNG, and PDF. However, due to differences in software, some files are easier than others to enlarge into a large format. If you are looking to resize a file, we strongly recommend using PNGs as they work well with most software available. If you would like to print a PDF, it must be saved as the size you would like it printed as we cannot resize that file type. 

  • What is the cost of large format printing?

    Pricing for the Large Format Printer is on a cost recovery basis for the consumable materials; you pay only for the paper and ink used. 

    Paper Cost – Coated paper, 36” (914 mm) wide plain white 24 lb (90 g/m2) – $1.00/foot. 

    Ink Cost – $1.00 per ml of ink used. 

    An average 8”x10” print is about $2.00 and a 36″x24″ full-colour poster-size print costs approximately $10-$20. 

  • Can I print multiple things at once?

    You can print multiple items but we do not accept bulk orders. Customers are limited to $50 worth of large format printing per day. 

  • Do I need to be concerned about copyright laws?

    It is the customer’s obligation and responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright, patent, trademark, or other use restrictions. Waterloo Public Library is not responsible for violation of intellectual property laws.

Looking for 3D printing?

Explore 3D printing services at our Eastside Branch, turning your innovative designs into tangible realities.