Wireless Printing

WIRELESS PRINTING SERVICE

You can print remotely from your laptop via Metuchen Public library's wireless networK, MCPL, during library operating hours.

$.20 per page for Black and White Printing
$.50 per page for Color Printing

WIRELESS PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS

Smartphone/Tablet Users:

  1. Connect to SmartAlec Wi-Fi network (ask for password at circulation desk)*
  2. Download “Smart Alec” app from App Store
  3. Open the SmartAlec app, enter “08840” for Card Number, skip the Password field and Sign In
  4. Choose “Accept” for terms and conditions
  5. Once your print document is ready to print, choose the “Share” share-icon  icon on top right of the screen, choose the “Print” icon
  6. Choose “SmartAlec Printer” as the printer option
  7. It will show the options of number of pages or copies
  8. Choose “Print” on top right of the screen
  9. Your print document will be sent to our Print Release Station located at the Main Service Desk
  10. Please go to Library’s Print Release Station located at the Main Service Desk and have your payment ready
  11. Once the payment is made, the print job of your document will be released

Laptop Users:

First time User:

  1. Connect to SmartAlec Wi-Fi network (ask for password at circulation desk)*
  2. Click HERE to choose A. for Windows 2000/XP/7 Users, or B. for Mac OSX Users
  3. Click "Yes" to download and install the Wireless Printing application
  4. A small window will appear on the bottom right corner of your desktop
  5. Click “Start Print Session
  6. Click “Log In”, enter “08840” for both Library Card Number and PIN, and choose “Metuchen WiFi Printer” for “Where would like to print?”, then click “OK”.
  7. The bottom right corner window will display “Currently Connected” which means it is ready to print a document.
  8. When a document is ready to print, change printer status to “Wireless Printer” and click “Print”. 
  9. At this point, any print job you submit to the "Wireless Printer" can be retrieved at the Print Release Station located at the Main Service Desk.
  10. A Pop-up box will notify you that your documents have been moved to the Print Release Station.
  11. Please go to Library’s Print Release Station located at the Main Service Desk and have your payment ready.
  12. Once the payment is made, the print job of your document will be released.
  13. When you are finished printing, please click “Terminate Print Session” on the bottom right corner of your desktop screen.

Returning User:
1. Go to Start --> Programs --> Wireless Print System --> Wireless Print System
2. A small window will appear on the bottom right corner of your desktop.
3. Click on “Start Print Session”.
4. Click “Log In”, enter “08840” for both your Library Card Number and PIN and choose “Metuchen WiFi Printer” when it asks you “Where would you like to print?”.
5. When your document is ready to print, remember to change the printer status to “Wireless Printer”, and click “Print”.
6. At this point, any print job you submit from your device can be retrieved at the Print Release Station.
7. A Pop-up box will notify you that your document has been moved to the Print Release Station.
8. Please stop by Library’s Print Release Station located at the Main Service Desk and have your payment ready.
9. Once the payment is made, the print job of your document will be released.
10. When you are finished printing, please click “Terminate Print Session” on the
bottom right corner of your desktop screen.

Uninstalling Print Module from your laptop:

If you no longer need the Library Wireless Printing service, you may uninstall the print module from your laptop, follow these steps:

Windows Users: Go to Start → ProgramsWireless Library Print SystemUninstall Wireless Library Print System. This action will completely remove the print module from your wireless device.

Mac Users: To uninstall, simply drag “Print Control” to the Trash

 

Thank you for using our Wireless Printing Service