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PRINTING SERVICES

  • Printing from public PCs is $.20 per page.
  • Color copying and color printing are available at all locations. The charge is $.50 per page.
  • Easily print from your own Smartphone, tablet/laptop, or public PCs.
  • Use ePRINTIt or SmartALEC.
    • View more details below.
ePRINTit
SmartALEC
      • Website
      • Login to your SmartAlec account from your device.
      • Users log in to SmartAlec and upload documents from anywhere, not just at the library.
      • Print today, or items will be ready for you to print when you visit the library!
      • Upload documents from your computer using the "Choose File" button then browse to your file. 
        • Note: Only pdf, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, csv, txt, html, rtf, jpg, png, and bmp files are supported.
    • FIRST TIME USERS

      • On the SmartALEC welcome screen, click First Time User.
      • Enter a valid email or phone.
        • If email or phone number is entered incorrectly, the message, "You must enter email address or phone number" will display.
      • Enter your library card and pin, otherwise, the system will generate one for you to use.
      • Click Submit.
      • Check your email for a confirmation message.
        • The ID and Pin will be sent to you either via email or text.
      • Make note of the ID and Pin. You can log in with this ID and Pin.
      • If incorrect information is entered, the message, "invalid login attempt" will display.
      • After a successful login, the account info screen will display. 

      REGISTERED USERS

      • On the SmartALEC welcome screen, enter library card and pin.
      • After a successful login, the Account Info screen will display.
      • From the Account Info screen, click Browse.
      • Navigate to and double-click the desired document.
      • Return to the Account Info screen.
      • Click Upload.
      • "File uploaded successfully" confirmation message will display.
      • The file is added to the list.
      • Click Preview to review document.
      • Click Delete to remove the document from the list.
      • Got to a Print Release Station to release and print the document.

      Here's a handy how-to guide with the above information.

    •  Click/tap on appropriate app store image.

       


CHECKOUT DEVICES, FAX, AND OTHER SERVICES

CheckOut Devices
    • Check out criteria

      • Adult with a CPPL card in good standing.
        • Exceptions: Temp Users and Out-of-Parish LSW users are excluded.
      • Parents may not use their child’s card for checkout purposes
      • Possess a VALID Louisiana Driver’s License or State ID.
        • Address on ID - current Calcasieu Parish address.
      • Account balance is $0.00.
      • Read and sign the Check Out agreement form.
      • $25.00 fee will be incurred if item is returned in book drop.
      • Full cost of the item will be charged if lost or not returned.$1120 for a laptop, $620 for an iPad, and $220 for a hotspot.
      • $10.00 per day late fee.
      • Keep the inventory list with the device. Staff will need to review when the device is returned.
    • Apple iPad Air

      • This is an adult check out only device.
      • The check-out period is 7 days.
      • This iPad cannot be renewed, but can be placed on hold. 
      • Do not place iPad in book drop or $25 charge will occur.
      • Find in the library catalog.
      • Laptop kiosk available within the Library.
        • Central Library
          • Dispensed from Laptops Anytime Kiosk.
          • Equipment for use by adult patrons inside library only.
          • 2-hour loan for use in the library and can be renewed one time with staff assistance.  
          • Find in the library catalog.

        • Iowa Library
          • Dispensed from Laptops Anytime Kiosk.
          • Equipment for use by adult patrons inside library only.
          • 2-hour loan for use in the library and can be renewed one time with staff assistance.  
          • Find in the library catalog.
             
        • Laptops available for checkout outside the library.
          • Laptop checks out for 7 days.
          • Can be removed from the building.
          • Adult check out only -- holds may be placed on the laptop, but it can't be renewed after the seven-day checkout.
          • Do not place laptop in book drop or $25 charge will occur.
          • Find in the library catalog.
      • T-Mobile Test Drive Hotspot

        • Checkout 1 per card for 7 days.
        • No renewals, but can place holds. 
        • Service is only available in T-Mobile coverage areas.

        T-Mobile T9 Franklin WiFi Hotspot - aka lucky day hotspots

        • First come, first served hotspots.
        • No waiting lists - not eligible for holds. 
        • Checkout 1 per card for 7 days; no renewals and no holds.
        • Service is only available in T-Mobile coverage areas.
          • View if currently available at your favorite location.
      • USB charger dispensed from Laptopsanytime

        • Kiosk located at Iowa Library.
        • Equipment for use by adult patrons inside library only.
        • 2-hour loan for use in the library and can be renewed one time with staff assistance.  
        • Find it in the library catalog.
    Public Computers
        • All library branches have PCs available for use either by library cardholders, or via a visitor's pass.
        • If not a parish resident, ask staff for more details on using the Internet.
        • Sessions are either 1 hour or 2 hours, with a daily limit of 2 sessions.
        • Users must agree to the Electronic Use Policy to access the PCs.

        Included software

        • Windows operating system, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher), Flash, Java, Adobe Reader, and various internet browsers. 
        • USB flash drive; most flash drives work with the libraries public PCs.
        • Central Library sells flash drives for $5.
        • No burning to CD. 
    Fax and Scanning Services
        • This FREE service is available at all locations.
        • Limited to outgoing fax services only.
        • We do not receive incoming faxes. 
        • Available at the Central Library, Sulphur Regional Library, Moss Bluff Library, and SWLA Genealogical & Historical Library.
        • These are coin-operated, and the document feeder can scan two-sided documents. 
    Charging Stations, Saving Files, and WiFi
        • Charge your smartphone, tablet or other electronic device.
        • Most flash drives work with the libraries public PCs.
        • Central Library sells flash drives for $5.
        • Burning to a CD is disabled. 
        • Available at all locations. 
        • Access the WiFi network between 8 am and 10 pm daily.
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