Use a Computer or Printer

Use a Computer

Visit any CPL location to use a computer. If you don’t have a Chicago Public Library card, you can request a daily guest pass for computer access.

Computers are available from the time a location opens until 30 minutes before the location closes.

Printing at CPL

Visit any CPL location to print a document. You can use a library computer or print from your own device.

Printing at all CPL locations ends 15 minutes before closing.

Printing Costs

  • $.15 per sheet for 1-sided prints
  • $.25 per sheet for 2-sided prints

The first $1.50 in printing is free. Color printing is not available.

Print from Your Phone or Computer

You can send documents to any CPL location from your own phone or computer. There are two options:

Option 1: Upload

Choose this option if you need double-sided printing.

Visit to upload your document(s).


Option 2: Email

Only single-sided printing is available when emailing documents.

Email your documents (either as an attachment or in the body of the email) to:

After you have submitted your documents, visit any CPL location, find a Print Release Kiosk and follow the instructions provided.

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