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Computers
Wi-Fi
Printing/Copying/Scanning
Mobile Printing

Computers

  • 12 internet computers available on the 2nd floor for adults/teens (ages 13+), 3 hour time limit per day, valid Milwaukee County Library card needed to use
  • 2 internet computers, “Express Computers”, available on the 1st floor by the main service desk, 30 minute time limit per day, no library card is needed to use these computers
  • 8 internet computers available on the 1st floor in the Children’s Department for children/caregivers with children, 3 hour time limit per day, valid Milwaukee County Library card needed to use
  • 2 catalog computers in the Children’s Department, 2 by the 1st floor main service desk, 2 on the 2nd floor North side of the building and 2 on the 2nd floor South side of the building (for looking up materials the library owns/placing holds/paying for fines/applying for a new library card, etc.)
    • Please note that ALL of the computers in the building turn off 10 minutes before close

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is available throughout the building – listed as Oak Creek Library – no password needed.

Printing/Copying/Scanning

8.5 x 11-inch paper is available for printing/copying. Per page it is .15¢ for black and white copies and .30¢ for color copies. Double-sided copying is available. There are copiers on both the 1st and 2nd floor which can handle printing, copying and scanning.

Scanning is available for free – you can scan to a flash drive (library will not supply a flash drive) or scan to your email.

The library does NOT offer faxing services at this time. However, there is a free website in which you can fax:  www.gotfreefax.com  You can only send 2 free faxes per day with a 3 page maximum. The Oak Creek Community Center, 8580 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek, WI, has faxing available for the public at cost.

Mobile Printing

With our new MobilePrint Service, you can use your personal computer, tablet, or mobile device to print to the library’s printers from anywhere. Simply submit documents for printing using the steps below and come to the Library to release and pick up your document using your email address from either of the library’s Print Release Stations.

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

  • Begin by visiting: Oak Creek Mobile Printing Link
  • Select the printer and enter your email address.
  • Browse your computer to find and select the file you wish to print (or copy and past the URL of a web page you want printed).
  • 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 (either the 1st or 2nd floor near the Service Desks), select “Release a Print Job”.
  • Leave the Library card number box empty. Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job (it should be highlighted in blue).
  • Click “Print from Vending Device” and insert money into the coin tower.
  • Your print job will now be printed!

How to print from a tablet or smartphone using the PrinterOn app:

  • Visit your device’s “store” for apps; search for PrinterOn.
  • Install and launch the PrinterOn app.
  • Click “No printer selected”.
  • Click “Search”; search for: Oak Creek Public Library
  • Find Oak Creek Public Library and choose the printer (either black & white or color) and save.
  • To select an item to print:
    • Documents: when viewing the document, click on 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 (either the 1st or 2nd floor near the Service Desks), select “Release a Print Job”.
  • Leave the Library card number box empty. Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job (it should be highlighted in blue).
  • Click “Print from Vending Device” and insert money into the coin tower.
  • Your print job will now be printed!

How to use email to send something directly to the Library print system:

  • Email from any device directly to the Library’s print system at either:
    • ocpl-main-bw@printspots.com (for black & white)
    • ocpl-main-color@printspots.com (for color)
  • At the Print Release Station in the Library (either the 1st or 2nd floor near the Service Desks), select “Release a Print Job”.
  • Leave the Library card number box empty. Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job (it should be highlighted in blue).
  • Click “Print from Vending Device” and insert money into the coin tower.
  • Your print job will now be printed!