Remote Printing

Stack of printer paper

You can print from any mobile device, laptop, or home computer to the Ames Public Library printers.  Prints cost 10 cents per page for black and white and 50 cents per page for color. Documents will be saved in the queue for 2 days.

  • Visit one of the Library’s print release stations to pay and print. There are printing release stations on both floors of the Library.
  • At the print release station, press “release a print job”, then enter your email address (not your library card number), and your job will print. Jobs sent to the printer will remain in the queue for 72 hours.

Microsoft Formats

  • Microsoft Word 2000-2019
  • Microsoft Word 2000-2019 for Mac
  • Microsoft Excel 2000-2019
  • Microsoft Excel 2000-2019 for Mac
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000-2019
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000-2019 for Mac
  • Microsoft Visio 2000-2019


Apache Open Office Formats

  • Apache OpenOffice/LibreOffice Writer 2.x and later
  • Apache OpenOffice/LibreOffice Calc 2.x and later
  • Apache OpenOffice/LibreOffice Impress 2.x and later
  • Apache OpenOffice/LibreOffice Draw 2.x and later


Graphics and Text Formats

  • PDF
  • Microsoft XPS
  • PNG
  • BMP
  • JPEG
  • HTML
  • GIF
  • TIFF
  • RTF
  • ASCII Text
  • Unicode Text
  • ZIP