Computers, Printing & Technology

FVRLibraries has a variety of technologies for you to use, including internet computers, printer/copiers, Wi-Fi, Chromebooks, and microfilm readers.

Use library computers

  • Schedule a visit to guarantee a 30-minute time slot on a computer. If not all computers have been reserved, the remaining time slots are available first-come, first-served.
  • Available internet computers have a sign on the keyboard. Please do not use others at this time.
  • Log on to the internet computer with your library card or a guest pass.
  • Save your work to your personal USB drive or online storage.
  • For more information, see our Library Internet Use Policy.

Print, copy or scan

If you need assistance, please ask. We're here to help!

  • To print: Send your print job to the printer/copier from the internet computer. Attached to the printer/copier is a release station. Scan in your library card or use the provided stylus to enter your card number. This logs you into the printer and allows you to "release" your print jobs.
  • To make copies: Deposit money, or scan in your library card or use the provided stylus to enter your card number. The printer/copier should then be ready to use.
  • To scan: The printer/copier allows you to scan to your personal USB drive at no cost. Plug the drive into the USB port at the front of the copier to begin.

Printing and copying costs

Library card holders get a weekly $3.00 credit that allow them to print or copy 30 free 8½ x 11 black & white pages or six free 8½ x 11 color pages per week.

Cost for additional copies or color copies:

 Black & whiteColor
Letter (8½ x 11)$0.10$0.50
Ledger (11 x 17)$0.20$1.00
  • The Payment Kiosk accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash (coin and $1, $5 and $10 bills).
  • Credit/Debit Customers: Please note that a small authorization hold of $5 occurs after you swipe your card. This is a standard practice and the unused portion from your copies/prints will clear from your bank within 24 hours.
  • Even if you don't have a library card, if you are photocopying materials from the Reference collection you may also copy 10 free black & white 8½ x 11 copies per day—just ask a staff member for assistance. After that, you’ll be charged the prices listed above.

Request printouts

You may request up to 10 free pages of black & white printing, to be mailed to you or picked up at the library.

More available technology

Wi-Fi

Use free, unlimited Wi-Fi outside our buildings. (Note - The Wi-Fi signal outside Vancouver Community Library (downtown) is not strong.)

Chromebooks

Check out a Chromebook for two hours at all libraries except for Vancouver (downtown), Yacolt, and Yale Valley Community Libraries. Chromebooks may be used in the library parking lot or around the library exterior. Save your work to your personal USB drive or online storage.

Microfilm/microfiche readers

View 35mm or 16 mm microfilm or microfiche on our readers at Vancouver (downtown) or White Salmon Valley Community Libraries. Printing is available. Find out what microfilm is available at FVRL libraries.

Adaptive technology

Learn more about adaptive technology at FVRL on our Accessibility page.