Computers, Copies, Faxing, Tech Help & More!

Computer Workstations

The library has 9 computer workstations with Internet access and Microsoft Office that patrons and guests are welcome to use. Users must follow our Internet Use Policy and please note that the computers shut down 15 minutes before the library closes.

  • Computer access comes in 30 minute increments with a limit of 3 hours per day for library card holders, depending on demand. One hour per day limit for guest users.
  • Computers offer internet access and Microsoft Office 2016 including Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Patrons may bring in their own USB Flash drives and headphones
  • Dedicated computers are also available for use in searching for library materials
Wi-Fi

You are also welcome to bring in your own device and connect to our high speed wi-fi.  The library has a variety of work tables where you can plug in your device, including USB outlets.

Printing -- NOW Available Mobile Printing too!

We offer black & white laser printing for .10 a copy or .15 for double-sided and color laser printing for .25 a copy or .40 for double-sided.

Print from our Computer or Mobile Printing Now Available

With our new MobilePrint Service™, you can use your personal computer or mobile device to print to the library’s printers from anywhere. Simply submit documents for printing and come to the library to release and pick up your documents.

How to print from a laptop or desktop computer at home or work:

  • Select the printer and enter your email address.
  • Begin by visiting https://www.printeron.net/glad/gladlibrary .
  • Select the printer and enter your email address.
  • Browse your computer to find and select the file you wish to print.
  • Click the green print icon. You will see the status of your print job and a reference number.
  • At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job”.
  • Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job.

Your print job will be printed!

How to print from tablet or smartphone app:  printer on app for mobile printing

  • Visit your device’s ‘store’ for apps, install and launch the PrinterOn
  • Click “No printer selected”.
  • Click “Search”. Search for Grand Ledge.
  • Choose the printer you would like to use – either BW (Black & White) or Color and if you would like Duplex (Double-sided). Click and Save each printer.
  • To print:
    • Documents: when viewing the document, click in the upper right corner and upload the document to the PrinterOn App.
    • Photos from your phone: open the app, click on “photo” and select a photo to print.
    • Select the printer and click the print icon.
    • Enter an email address and click on the check mark (you will receive a notice that the job started, and shortly after another message stating “Job Success”).
    • At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job”.
    • Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job.

    Your print job will be printed!

How to use email to send something directly to library print system:

  • Email from any device directly to the library’s print system.
  • At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job”.
  • Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job.
  • Your print jobs will appear as follows:
    • Email without any attachment – 1 job
    • Email with any attachments – 1 job for the email + a job for each attachment

Choose the printer you want to print to by sending to its email address:

Black and White: glad-gladlibrary-bw-letter@printspots.com
Double-Sided Black and White: glad-gladlibrary-bw-letter-duplex@printspots.com
Color: glad-gladlibrary-color-letter@printspots.com
Double-Sided Color: glad-gladlibrary-color-letter-duplex@printspots.com

Faxing & Photocopies

Faxing is available for $2 for every 4 pages.  Our copier makes black and white copies at .10 a page.  Staff will be happy to help you.

Scanning

Utilizing our KIC Click Mini staff can assist patrons with scanning documents or photos to a USB drive, or sending them to our public computers via e-mail.

Chromebooks

We have 3 Google Chromebooks available for a 4-hour in-library check-out to any patron with a library card, and an account in good standing. For more information on our Chromebooks click here.

Computer Access Bundles (CABs)


Available for 14-day checkout for patrons 18 years and older – with a GLADL Library Card!

CABs help patrons that need computer access beyond the hours of the Library and do not have bandwidth at home or for patrons that have home computers but do not have laptops for times they need a mobile computer for presentations, attending a study group, working with local organizations, or making home visits.

Each bundle includes:

  • HP ProBook 430 Laptop (Windows 10 with Microsoft Office 2010)
  • Coolpad Surf Hotspot (T-Mobile Internet Access)
Wi-Fi Hotspots

We have 10 Wi-Fi hotspots available to check out to any patron with a library card, and an account in good standing. They have a 14-day checkout period.

Tax Forms & Information

Every January to April the library provides tax forms and booklets.  Tax assistance is also available from VITA.

Tech Help

Staff can assist you in getting started on the computer and finding what you need on the Internet.  To request a Tech Help appointment, please call the library at 517-627-7014.

Try out these free resources to learn more as you go:

GCFLearnFree Brought to you by the Goodwill Community Foundation. Free tutorials on a wide range of technology related subjects and more. GCFLearnFree.org offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, all completely free.

Techboomers Techboomers.com is a free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users with basic computer skills about websites that can help improve their quality of life.

Typing Web Self-paced typing exercises that allow you to develop your skills at your pace. Create a log in account to track your progress.