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Mobile Printing from Your IOS Device

Printing from your IOS Device

You must first create a SmartAlec account using the SmartAlec website. See instructions here (opens in new window).

For instructions, watch the video or follow the step-by-step instructions below. 


Step 1: Download the app and sign in.


1. Install the SmartAlec @ Your Library app from the App Store.

Download the IOS App

Download the IOS App

2. Open the app. If you already have a SmartAlec account, log in with your library card number or your email address. (If you haven't created a SmartAlec account yet, see instructions here.)

Sign in to SmartAlec

3. Exit the app. The app does not need to be open in order to upload your files for printing.


STEP 2: Upload your files


1. Open the item you want to print. Click the "Share" icon.

Open the item you want to print and click the Share icon.

2. On the next page click the black and white print icon at the bottom of the page.

Click the black and white print icon.

A Printer Options window will pop up. Use your thumb and forefinger to pinch and zoom the preview.  It will get larger and then open in a new window.   Note:  You must do this in order for the next step to appear!

Pinch and Zoom the Printer Options window

On the zoomed page click the Share icon.

Click the Share icon on the zoomed page

From the Share options choose the SmartAlec Printing icon.

Choose the SmartAlec Print icon

Your item will be uploaded.  When it is finished, a link to send will appear.  Click on "Send."  It will be sent to the SmartAlec print queue.

Send the print job to the SmartAlec Print Queue

Optional: Open the SmartAlec app to view a list of your active print jobs. (You can get your printouts without opening the app.)


STEP 3: Pick up Your Printouts Using No-Contact Pickup

During no-contact pickup hours, drive to your local branch.  Call the holds-pickup number and tell the staff member you have printouts.  Give your library card number to identify your printouts.Complete instructions for no-contact pickup.