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Mobile Printing

Durham County Library patrons can now print to any library printer from their mobile device or their internet-enabled computer through the PrinterOn service.

PrinterOn works with our current Envisionware printing system. Print jobs can be emailed, sent through a mobile app or as a web upload. There are mobile printing apps for most popular platforms: iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Nook, Kindle. The apps can be found in your device’s app store or from the PrinterOn website:

Each printer also has a unique email address assigned to it. Patrons are able to send print jobs from their smartphones or laptops by simply sending an email with an attachment to the email address at any of our locations. Patrons can submit documents from wherever they are – on the road, in their home office or in the library. Documents are not printed until the patron comes to the location and releases their print job. (Print jobs are held until the library closes for the day.) Printing costs are the same from either your mobile device or on a library computer. (Note: You may want to bring your file on a flash drive or have it accessible via the cloud just in case there is a problem with the mobile printing system.)

The service supports many file types. Formats include, but are not limited to:

Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Visio
Adobe PDF

Open Office

For detailed instructions, select one of the options below.

Send via Email

Send or forward an email with attachment(s) to the email address of the printer. (Email addresses are listed below.) Each type of available printing option has its own email address. Example: will send your document as a black and white, letter sized document to East Regional Library. will send your document as a color, legal sized document to East Regional Library.


  • An email with an attachment, will send two print jobs: One for the email and one for the attachment. You are able to delete the email message if you do not wish for it to be printed.
  • Duplex (or 2-sided printing) is not available using the mobile printing option.

Once your job has been sent, you will receive an email from PrinterOn PrintSpots giving you instructions for obtaining your print job. The email will include the location, the hours of operation, a description of the job type and the amount per page to print. Print jobs will only be held until the library closed on that business day.

To retrieve your print job, go to the location the same day you sent the print job and log into the Print Release Computer using your email address. Select your job, pay and print.

Bragtown Branch Library - 3200 Dearborn Drive





East Regional Library - 211 Lick Creek Lane





Main Library - 300 N. Roxboro Street





North Regional Library - 211 Milton Road





South Regional Library - 4504 Alston Avenue





Southwest Regional Library - 3605 Shannon Road





Stanford L. Warren Library - 1201 Fayetteville Street





Send via Mobile App

Find the app in your device’s app store (search for PrinterOn) or from the PrinterOn web site:

Once you have downloaded the PrinterOn app to your device you will need to find our printers. GPS based discovery offers a wide range of tools and options efficiently presented to both visualize and locate printers. Explore a location by dragging the map and use the “Search This Location” option to find printers in the vicinity. A Summary Printer List may be overlaid on the map to view additional printer information while exploring the map for more printers. Paged results allow users to view and expand the field of view on the map and explore a broader radius of printers. A location-based search bar allows the user to enter locations, city names and points of interest to navigate to the location and search for printers.

The PrinterOn Mobile App’s Print History and Background Print functionality provide an intuitive user interface to manage active and past print jobs. The Background Print functionality allows the user to submit multiple print jobs and receive notifications about the progress of each print job individually. The Print History catalog provides detailed information about your print jobs.

PrinterOn’s Mobile App is able to provide a large amount of information in an easy to understand format. The Details page will also provide quick access to features such as deleting saved printers and adding printer email address information to contacts.

After locating a printer, tap “Save” to save the printer information. The printer can be used later under the Saved Printers tab.

PrinterOn App Setup Screenshots

Printing a Document from the App

  1. Launch the app.
  2. Select your printer by scanning a QR code, selecting a saved printer or searching for a new printer.
  3. Confirm the printer you wish to submit to is shown in the Printer box on the app’s Home page.
  4. Tap Documents.
  5. Select your Storage provider, or tap “More” to Manage Storage Provider.
  6. Locate and tap on the desired document.
  7. You will now see a preview of the job when available.
  8. To select copies and page range where applicable, tap the option icon in the top right corner.
  9. Tap Print to submit your job.
  10. To retrieve your print job, go to the location the same day you sent the print job and log into the Print Release Computer using your email address. Select your job, pay and print.

PrinterOn App Printing Screenshots

Upload via Website

From any web browser go to the library’s website and the PrinterOn web page:

  1. Select the library location to which you wish to send your print job.
  2. Select the printer type (black and white letter, color legal, etc.).
  3. Type in your email address. (This email address will be needed to release your print job.)
  4. To send a document saved on your device, select the Browse button and search for your document.
  5. To print a page from a website, type or copy and paste the URL for the website you would like to print. NOTE: Printing from a secure website is not available. (For example if you make a purchase and would like to print the receipt page, you may have to download it as a .pdf or have it sent to you as an email that can then be printed using the email printing option.)
  6. To retrieve your print job, go to the location the same day you sent the print job and log into the Print Release Computer using your email address. Select your job, pay and print.

PrinterOn website upload page

If you have any questions about mobile printing, please contact your local DCoL location.