This week I want to talk about four things we get asked a lot at the library: “Can I print/fax/copy/scan?”
The answer is yes to three and no to one. The service we do not offer is faxing. However, most things that need to be faxed can be scanned and then emailed, which can be done here.
We provide printing and photocopying for $.20 per sheet, but do not offer either in colour. Ideally, we would not charge anything for these services but anyone who has purchased a printer in the past knows ink is not cheap so we charge this amount to offset the price of operation.
After you’re done printing or copying, you just need to approach the circulation desk and tell whoever it is on staff how many copies you made. We only accept cash or cheque, though, so you can leave all your plastic (library card excluded) at home.
Scanning is very simple but we only have the one machine. One option that a lot of people do not consider is using their phone. We get a lot of people that print a document, sign it, scan it, and then email it. But you can use your smart phone and get an app that will turn photos into PDFs. Then just take a picture of any document you’d need and even email from that device.
And if any issues arise when doing any of these things, staff are more than happy to assist you. So if you or someone you know is in a jam to print, copy, or scan, feel free to send them to the library.
This week, I also want to highlight two upcoming programs at the library. The first one is Oct. 18 at 10:30am. A representative from the Bank of Montreal is coming to give a presentation on online banking and security. This is a great chance to learn from the experts how you can protect your identity and what to do if your account is compromised.
Another great program we have coming up on Oct. 21 at 10:30 a.m. This parenting workshop is with former educator Nancy Tracey who will lead a talk focusing on small children. There will be a draw for copies of her book, The First Five Years. You can drop in to attend but we encourage people to call and register.
The Thomas H. Raddall library is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sundays 12-4 p.m. and closed Mondays.
The Alean Freeman Library is open Wednesdays 5-8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
For more information about the library, you can find us on Facebook at South Shore Public Libraries, follow us on Twitter @ssplibraries or check our website at http://www.southshorepubliclibraries.ca. You can contact the Thomas H. Raddall branch by emailing us at email@example.com or by phone at 1-902-354-5270.