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Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm
Fri-Sat 9am-5pm / Sun 1-5pm
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  • Copy Machines
  • Wireless Printing
  • Faxing
  • Notary
  • Test Proctoring
  • Voter Registration
  • The Library has one copy machine available for public use. Location:
    • A color/black and white copier is located upstairs in Adult Services
  • Copies are $0.15 for black and white copies, $0.50 for color copies.
  • Copy machines accept nickels, dimes, quarters and $1 bills
  • Copy machines are provided for the convenience of the user, and the Library assumes no responsibility of copy quality or personal mistakes
  • The Library will strive to maintain equipment in good working order, but cannot be held responsible for machine malfunction or breakdowns
  • All copy machines are self serve

Print wirelessly from all devices, including laptops, tablets and smartphones.

 

Enter Wireless Printing Portal

 Help Printing Download Printing Instructions

 

Method 1: Send as Email Attachment

Login to your email account and send/forward an email with the document to be printed as an attachment to the printers:

Only the attachment will be printed.  This will send your print job to the Print Station on the 2nd Floor.



Method 2: Upload to Web Portal
  1. Click the Wireless Printing Portal button (above) or go to https://www.printeron.net/bpl/mainlibrary
  2. To print, select either Black and White or Color and enter your email address.
  3. Select document:
    • If printing from a website that does not require a password: copy and paste the website's url into the text box.
    • If printing from a website that does require a password: save the document on your device, click Browse and locate file.
    • If printing a document from your computer: click Browse and locate file.
  4. Click the green Print button. This will send your print job to the Library's Print Station.


Print jobs must be retrieved before the Library closes on the day they are sent to the printer. Print jobs are not retained overnight.


When you arrive at the Self Service Print Station On the Library's 2nd Floor
  1. Click on the picture of the printer and enter your email address.
  2. Select the print job(s) you wish to print.
  3. Near the top of the window, the total cost of the print job(s) will display.
  4. Add money to coinbox, located next to the Print Station. Click Print. Click Pay from Vending Device.
  5. The job(s) will then be released to the printer.
  6. Cost: Black and White - 15¢ per page and Color - 50¢ per page
Faxing at the Library

The printer/copier upstairs at the Library also can send faxes. Staff at the Adult Services Desk can help with this. There is no cost or fee to send faxes out. The Library cannot receive faxes.

Faxing can take 10 – 15 minutes, so allow adequate time to use this service.

Faxing via the Internet

Here are a few options for free faxing:

FaxZero.com

Faxzero is free to the US and Canada. You can send five faxes per day with each fax being up to three pages. Faxzero places advertisements on the cover sheet in order to make this service free. You will need to have an email address to use this service. It does not receive faxes.

GotFreeFax.com

GotFreeFax allows you to send two faxes a day up to three pages each. The service does not place advertisements on your cover sheet. You will need to have an email address to use this service. It does not receive faxes.

MyFax.com/free

MyFax allows you to send two faxes per day up to nine pages each. The service places advertisements on the cover sheet. You will need an email address to use this service. It does not receive faxes.


There are services that both send and receive faxes. They charge a monthly subscription fee. Among these are:

The costs vary. If interested in one of these, look into them to determine if any fit your needs.

Area businesses that offer faxing services for a fee:
  • Kroger's on Main St., near Wesleyan University
  • Office Max near Empire St. & Veterans Parkway
  • Office Depot near PetCo
  • Kinkos/FedEx near GE Road and Veterans Parkway

The Bloomington Public Library no longer offers Notary Service. Below are other resources for Notary.

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The City of Bloomington provides free Notary Services in the City Clerk's office. Call 309-434-2240 to ensure the Notary is available.

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The Normal Public Library provides free Notary Services during most of their open hours:

  • Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 9 pm
  • Friday and Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday, 1 pm to 5 pm

Call 309-452-1757 to insure a Notary is available.

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UPS Store

  • 1701 East Empire St., near Schnuck's Grocery

Call 309-661-4664 to insure a Notary is available. A fee is charged for this service.

As a public service and as part of our effort to support the goal of lifelong learning, the Bloomington Public Library (BPL) provides supervision of student examinations, subject to the availability of authorized staff, according to the following conditions:

Scheduling your test

A minimum of 24-hour advanced notice is required for test proctoring; this service is not available on a walk-in basis. Pre-scheduling assures the availability of the test, the availability of library staff, and, in the case of tests accessible via the Internet, the availability of an Adult Computer workstation.

All tests to be proctored will be scheduled at the convenience of both the test taker and the Reference Desk staff. Test proctoring is offered during the following hours:

  • Monday through Thursday 9:30 am – 8:30 pm
  • Friday and Saturday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Pat Perkins, Adult Services department, coordinates testing schedules. She can be contacted by:

Testing times can be rescheduled. There is no charge to reschedule a test prior to the testing time.

Online tests

If the test is accessed via the Internet:

  • The test taker will log into an Adult Computer workstation.
  • Installation of any special software that may be needed to complete an examination is not allowed.
Testing fees

The fee for proctoring tests is $25 per testing session to be paid in cash, check (payable to Bloomington Public Library) or credit card at the time of the test.

General guidelines
  • Before taking the exam, the test taker must present a valid picture ID.
  • BPL cannot guarantee a quiet, private testing area.
  • BPL has the right to deny administration of testing due to staff limitations, library customer demands, etc.
  • Test takers are responsible for supplying all materials, including paper, pencils, calculators, and audio equipment such as headphones, as appropriate and acceptable for the test.
  • The test taker will be asked to leave personal material and belongings (including cell phone) with the reference librarian during the duration of the test.
  • Upon completion, tests can be mailed, faxed and/ or emailed to the school.
Voter Registration

You can register to vote at the Adult Services Desk, upstairs at the Library.

Bring two pieces of ID. Both must contain your name and at least one must have your address.

Note that if it's less than 30 days prior to an election, you'll need to go to the Election Commission to register.

Want to register to vote online?

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If you'd like to keep yourself or your child from appearing in these promotions, please make our photographer aware of your wishes.