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Library Printing Services

Standard Printing/Copying
Standard printers and copiers are available for patron use at both Hickory Public Library locations. A Hickory Public Library card is not required for printing. 

Black & White
10 cents per 8.5x11 page

25 cents per 8.5x11 page

Wireless Printing

Hickory Public Library now offers wireless printing! With SmartAlec, you can upload documents from anywhere and print them at any print station at either library location. 

There are two ways to use our wireless printing service:

  1.   Download the SmartAlec app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
  2.   Use the online printing service from your computer by going to 

For step-by-step instructions on getting started with SmartAlec select the guide from the list below based on your device. 
-Android Guide SmartAlec\Android Guide.pdf
-iPhone Guide SmartAlec\iPhone Guide.pdf
-Website Guide (library card holder) SmartAlec\Website Guide (library card holder).pdf
-Website Guide (guest user) SmartAlec\Website Guide (guest user).pdf

Document Scanning 

Scanning stations are available for patron use at both library locations.  Scan books, documents, and photos into PDF, Word, or JPEG formats and save them to a flash drive or send them directly to your email account. Flash drives are not provided by the library. 

Specialty Printing

The Learning Lab at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library offers specialty printing services to the public for a fee. The lab’s specialty printers include one Fusion3 and two Creality Ender-3 S1 Pro 3D Printers that print 3D objects and one Canon Large Format Printer that prints large posters, banners, etc.  A current Hickory Public Library card is required for use of the Learning Lab.

For more information on these printers and how to submit a print request visit The Learning Lab’s webpage at