Public Computers and Printing

Public Computers and Printing

Printing, copying, scanning and limited computer access are available at all currently open DC Public Library locations:

Anacostia, Bellevue, Benning, Capitol View, Chevy Chase, Cleveland Park, Deanwood, Francis A. Gregory, Georgetown, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Mt. Pleasant, Northeast, Palisades, Petworth, Shaw, Shepherd Park, Southeast, Tenley-Friendship, West End and Woodridge libraries are currently open.

Customers can print in person, by using a computer at one of the open locations, or by using the remote printing option. Remote printing allows customers to send documents electronically for printing at the above libraries.


Remote Printing

All remote print jobs must be sent via email. Media storage devices, such as a USB stick containing documents, will not be accepted at any location. All emails and attachments will be deleted after 48 hours.

1. Customers must send their print jobs to the email of the desired pick-up location.
Anacostia: anacostialibrary@dc.gov
Bellevue: bellevuelibrary@dc.gov
Benning: benninglibrary@dc.gov
Deanwood: 
deanwoodlibrary@dc.gov
Capitol View: capitolviewlibrary@dc.gov
Chevy Chase: chevychaselibrary@dc.gov
Cleveland Park: clevelandparklibrary@dc.gov
Francis A. Gregory: francisgregorylibrary@dc.gov
Georgetown: georgetownlibrary@dc.gov
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library: adultservices.dcpl@dc.gov
Mt. Pleasant: mtpleasantlibrary@dc.gov
Northeast: northeastlibrary@dc.gov
Palisades: palisadeslibrary@dc.gov
Petworth: petworthlibrary@dc.gov
Shaw: wathashawlibrary@dc.gov
Shepard Park: shepherdparklibrary@dc.gov
Southeast: 
southeastlibrary@dc.gov
Tenley-Friendship: tenleylibrary@dc.gov
West End: westendlibrary@dc.gov
Woodridge: woodridgelibrary@dc.gov
 
  1. The subject line must contain only the word PRINT”. 
  2. Customers may print up to 20 pages per day, and there is no cost.
  3. Customers have 48 hours after sending their email to retrieve their print job.
  4. Print jobs can only be sent Monday through Friday.
  5. Print jobs sent on Thursday and Friday will be available until closing on Monday.
  6. For verification, please provide the email address of your print job to library staff when you are at your selected pick-up location.
  7. Staff will retrieve your print-job. 
  8. Documents will be printed as-is. All prints will be made on 8.5” x 11” paper, double-sided. Be sure to double check your prints before you send them. Staff will make no formatting changes or edits.

Copying and Scanning​ 

  • Customers can copy or scan 20 pages per day. 

  • Customers will fill out a coversheet at one of the open locations and library staff will complete the request.

  • Documents submitted for copying or scanning will be copied or scanned “as is.” Staff will make no enhancements, such as enlarging, changing the contrast, or other adjustments to a customer's documents. 

  • Customers will receive the coversheet back when staff complete the requested service. If scanning, a confirmation page will be delivered in addition to the coversheet. 

  • Both the customer and recipient will be emailed when scanning. `

  • Scans may route to the customer’s/recipient’s “Junk” folder depending on your email service provider. Please check that folder if the scan does not end up in your inbox.

With a library card or DC One Card, customers can print up to 20 pages, per library account, per day for free. Those pages can be in color or black and white.