Northborough Free Library


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Northborough Free Library

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Computers, Photocopying, and WiFi

Computer appointments must be booked in advance.  Please register online or call the Reference Desk at (508) 393-5025 x5. Appointments are 45 minutes long. You may book one appointment per day, up to three appointments per week. You must remain properly masked and maintain social distancing at all times during your appointment. Patrons with certain medical exemptions should call the Adult Services desk or email adults@northboroughlibrary.org to make alternative arrangements. Please check in at the Adult Services Desk when you arrive for your appointment. Check our schedule for appointment availability and to register.

To ensure the safety of our staff and community, patrons are asked to limit their visits to a maximum of 45 minutes per day.

We strongly advise that you bring a USB to save your work.  You will not be able to save anything to the library's computers.

All library computers are connected to a coin-operated printer/photocopier located on the second floor. The printing and photocopying costs are 15 cents per side for black-and-white and 25 cents per side for color. You may also scan and print documents to or from a USB for the same fee listed above.

Free wireless internet access is available throughout the library building through the LibraryPublicHotspot network.

Policy for Public Use of Computers on the Internet


Wi-Fi HotSpots

You can borrow our mobile Wi-Fi hotspots. HotSpots are easy-to-use, mobile devices that offer internet access over a wireless local area network (WLAN). HotSpots typically use Wi-Fi technology. Stay connected whenever you are on the go!

Visit the catalog to see if any of our HotSpots are available.


Printing Services

Print from anywhere using PrinterOn!

You can email a print job to the Library's printer from anywhere and from any device (computer, tablet, or phone) with PrinterOn (see option 1 below). You can also upload your document using a web browser (option 2) or the PrinterOn app (option 3). You must come in person to release the print job for this service, so it is only available during our open hours.

If you need something printed while we are not open to the public, but the library is staffed, see the We can print that for you! section below for instructions on using curbside printing.

1. Send an email with the attached document to northborough-bw@printspots.com for black-and-white print jobs or northborough-color@printspots.com for color print jobs. To release your print job, enter your email address at the print release station at the Library.

2. Upload a document at this URL: http://www.printeron.net/nr/northborough and follow the onscreen instructions. To release your print job, enter your email address at the print release station at the Library.

3. Free mobile printing apps are available at www.printeron.com/apps for more information or search for and download PrinterOn on the iTunes App StoreGoogle Play, and BlackBerry App World.


We can print that for you!

The Adult Services staff can print and package your documents for your pickup from the library’s curbside pickup table. To request a print job, email adults@northboroughlibrary.org and attach any file(s) that you want printed. Please specify the following in your email:

·         Black and white or color copies

·         One sided or two sided printing

·         When you would like to pick up your print job

Documents will be printed on standard letter size paper. The fee for printing is $0.15/page for black and white copies, and $0.25/page for color copies. Pickup times are during curbside pickup hours. Please allow a minimum of one hour turnaround time for staff to complete your print job.

When you come to pick up your print job, an envelope with the printing fee written on it will be attached to the folder containing your documents. Please pay with cash in the payment envelope and place the envelope in the library book return drop-off box in the library parking lot. Please note that we cannot make change for your printing fee, exact change is appreciated.