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This is what our copy machines and coin boxes look like!

Copy, Scan, and Fax at the Library

Scanning, faxing, and copying can all be done at the same machine! These machines are available at all locations.

The Basics:

Our machines are designed to print only 8.5" x 11" paper. All of them accept cash or credit/debit and are self-service. 

PLEASE NOTE: The library cannot provide change or break bills! However, the coin boxes will provide change if you do not use the full balance inserted. You must use coins, $1 bills, or $5 bills.

Other Features:
• Single or duplex printing
• Scan to PDF, USB, or email
• Print PDFs, JPGs, or TIFFs from USB

Library Lover Tip: If you don't need a hard copy of a document, consider going green and copying it to USB or email instead of to paper.

Special Book Scanning Station: The Genealogy Room at Merrillville Branch and the book scanning station at Dyer-Schererville Branch provide a different type of scanning service. These scanners do not have print capabilities; they are designed for patrons who wish to make digital copies of books or documents. Scanning to PDF on these machines is free. Learn More

Cost:

Scan: $0.05/side

Fax: $1.00/page

Color Copy: $0.25/page

B&W Copy: $0.10/page

Upcoming Events
Tue, Oct 27, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books... more
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books and songs to foster pre-literacy skills.

Tue, Oct 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dyer-Schererville Library - Zoom
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "Small Great Things." Books for this Zoom discussion can be picked up during curbside hours at... more
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "Small Great Things." Books for this Zoom discussion can be picked up during curbside hours at Dyer-Schererville a month prior to the event.

Wed, Oct 28, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children from birth through 23 months and a caregiver are invited to tune in weekly for a 10 to 15-minute lapsit program that fosters... more
Children from birth through 23 months and a caregiver are invited to tune in weekly for a 10 to 15-minute lapsit program that fosters child development and pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Oct 29, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in mid to upper elementary school grades are invited to tune in weekly to learn about a book and hear the first chapter. All... more
Children in mid to upper elementary school grades are invited to tune in weekly to learn about a book and hear the first chapter. All books are available on Hoopla or Overdrive.

Thu, Oct 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join a ranger in Crystal Cove State Park in California, and learn about tidal pools as she explores one live! You must have an email... more
Join a ranger in Crystal Cove State Park in California, and learn about tidal pools as she explores one live! You must have an email address to register. 

Thu, Oct 29, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Face masks are required. Social distancing will be maintained.

Fri, Oct 30, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer... more
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer picture book, read in its entirety.

Sat, Oct 31, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books... more
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books and songs to foster pre-literacy skills.

Sat, Oct 31, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library - Zoom
This Halloween, join us on Zoom in full costume for our contest. Must have email and video capability. We will have prizes, so come in... more
This Halloween, join us on Zoom in full costume for our contest. Must have email and video capability. We will have prizes, so come in your best! *All costumes must be family appropriate.

Sun, Nov 01, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Join Miss Melissa for a special storytime, craft, and exploration of the Dia de Los Muertos holiday!

Mon, Nov 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Celebrate 100 years of women voting with Seneca Falls Historical Park and Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument! You'll need... more
Celebrate 100 years of women voting with Seneca Falls Historical Park and Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument! You'll need an email address to register.

Tue, Nov 03, 6:00am - 6:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
We are the polling location for Precinct 6 in Lake Station. If you need to confirm your polling place, please call the Lake County Board... more
We are the polling location for Precinct 6 in Lake Station. If you need to confirm your polling place, please call the Lake County Board of Elections at 219-755-3795 .

Canceled
Tue, Nov 03, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Dyer-Schererville
Teens, come hang out with your friends and play board games! Bring your favorite game or play one we already have!

Canceled
Tue, Nov 03, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Dyer-Schererville
Meet with your friends, eat snacks and help plan future teen programs at Dyer-Schererville!

Wed, Nov 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Important changes are coming to Medicare in 2021. Do you know what they are? Come and get the answers you need to your other Medicare... more
Important changes are coming to Medicare in 2021. Do you know what they are? Come and get the answers you need to your other Medicare questions, as well. An email address is necessary to join.

Thu, Nov 05, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join us for a night of virtual trivia! This game will feature general trivia questions. Test your knowledge and win a prize! Ages 11 -... more
Join us for a night of virtual trivia! This game will feature general trivia questions. Test your knowledge and win a prize! Ages 11 - 17. Registration is required for this virtual event.

How Do I Use This Thing?

1.) Submit payment

- A $0.20 minimum is required to use a credit or debit card.

- A $20 hold will automatically be placed on your credit or debit card and will be removed if you use less than $20. How long the hold remains on your card depends on your bank/credit card company.

- Cash box accepts up to $20 in coins, $1 bills, or $5 bills. No pennies, please!

- If you reach $20 worth of scans/faxes/copies you'll need to start a new session for the remainder of your pages.

- We cannot provide change or break bills.

- The cash box will provide change if you don't use the full balance inserted.

2.) Insert USB if you plan to use one. If not, go to step 3.

3.) Choose the function you need:

Copy: Copies and prints a paper document.

Fax: Faxes a paper document to the fax number you enter.

Email: Emails a digital copy of a paper document to the address you enter.

Flash Drive: Prints a paper document from a file USB or scans a paper copy to a digital format to be saved on a USB.

If you need more detailed instructions for any function, just check the sign posted near the machine you are using!