Free, Remote Printing at the Library

Did you know you can submit print jobs remotely from your laptop, phone or other device for pick up in the Library? You don’t need to make a computer reservation or log in to a computer at the Library to print emails, documents, boarding passes or images.

ePRINTit is a convenient, safe option when you just can’t get to an office or when your home printer is out of paper or toner. Save yourself from the crowds at a big box store. Until further notice while we continue to navigate through pandemic safety concerns, all printing at the library is free.

Use the Library’s ePRINTit options for files, webpages, emails and content stored in cloud services such as Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive and Office 365. Send the print job remotely, then stop at the Library during Grab & Go hours to print out your job at the printing station near our Adult Services Desk.

Below are easy-to-follow instructions for printing from a laptop/computer or through the ePRINTit app. If you have any questions about using our remote print options, please call our Adult Services Desk at 630/393-1171 x121 or adultservices@warrenville.com.

Start Printing in a Few Easy Steps

How do I print from a Laptop/Computer?

You can find a link to the ePRINTit web portal on our Library home page by clicking on Print From Your Phone or Laptop link. Tip: Bookmark the link for future use to reach the ePRINTit portal directly.

FYI: The WPLD ePRINTit web portal gives you the option to change the interface language. It has over 50 different languages! You can change the language using the drop down menu at the top right hand corner.

ePPRINTit Web Portal

1. Drag and drop the files you wish to print in the Select File section OR click on Select File to browse for desired files. Make sure the file format is supported.

Navigating the ePRINTit web portal

2. Edit print options as needed then fill out the required User Info

ePRINTit options

3. Click Submit.

4. Visit the Print Station located in the Adult Services area and enter the user info you used via the ePRINTit web portal. Note: If you used your library card number as your user info you can simply scan your library card at the print station.

How do I print from a mobile device?

Download the ePRINTit Public Print Locations app from the Google Play or Apple Store.

The ePRINTit app allows you to print from your Google Drive, Office 365, Dropbox, OneDrive, Box or email account. You also have the option to print Web pages and images saved to your device. Note: To print from your cloud service accounts, you will be asked to sign in and grant access to files.

ePRINTit App
  1. To begin, select what you would like to print and its location.
ePRINTit app

2. Search for Warrenville Public Library as your printing location.

3. Edit your printing options as needed.

ePRINTit app print options

4. Enter the required User Info.

5. Click Print.

ePRINTit app print selection

6. You will receive a message when your print job has successfully been received.

7. Visit the Print Station located in the Adult Services area and enter the User Info.

How do I print an email attachment?
  1. Forward the email containing your attachment to tbs-warrenvillepl-bw@eprintitservice.com (black & white) or
    tbs-warrenvillepl-color@eprintitservice.com (color)
  2. You will be sent a confirmation email with release instructions & user credentials to retrieve your print job.
  3. Visit the Print Station located in the Adult Services area and enter the user credentials you were emailed. Tip: User credentials will be the portion of your email address before the @ symbol.
How do I print a boarding pass?

From your Laptop/Computer

You have the option to print boarding passes from the airline webpages. If the airline allows you to save a copy of the boarding pass as a PDF file, then:

  1. Save the boarding pass as a PDF file to your device or laptop.
  2. Submit the PDF file using the ePRINTit app or web portal.
  3. Visit the Print Station located in Adult Services area and enter the User Info.

Or, from your email:

1. Forward the email containing your boarding pass to tbs-warrenvillepl-bw@eprintitservice.com (black & white) or
tbs-warrenvillepl-color@eprintitservice.com (color)

Forwarding emails

2. You will be sent a confirmation email with release instructions & user credentials to retrieve your printed boarding pass

Email confirmation

3. Visit the Print Station located in the Adult Services and enter the user credentials you were emailed. Tip: User credentials will be the portion of your email address before the @ symbol.

How do I print a Webpage?

For the best results, cost efficiency and for greater control over print options, we recommend saving the desired webpage as a PDF file. To do so, follow the steps below:

From a Laptop/Computer:

1. From the webpage you wish to print click on the browser Menu > Print

Print from browser

2. From the Print Preview you can edit print settings. Some webpages allow you to simplify the page. Simplifying a page often removes images. You can also scale up or down to your desired specifications.

Print Preview options

3. When satisfied, click on Print.
4. In the pop-up “Print” dialog box, choose the Print to PDF option under “Select Printer.”

Print to PDF settings

5. Edit Page Range as needed.
6. Click Print.
7. A “Save Print Output As” pop-up dialog box will appear. Name your file > choose a file location to save > then click Save.

Save File As

8. Follow the steps under ePRINTit Web Portal to finalize your print job.

Or, from a Mobile Device:

1. From the webpage you wish to print click on the mobile browser Menu.

Mobile Browser Menu

2. Click Share > Print

3. From the Save to PDF print preview edit settings as needed by clicking on the down arrow.

Mobile Browser Save As

4. Edit Layout & Page Range if needed.

Mobile Browser PDF Settings

5. Click on the Save PDF button. Tip: look for the button with a down arrow like the one below.

Mobile Browser Save PDF

6. Name your PDF and save to desired location (Cloud, Google Drive, device, etc.).
7. Follow the steps under Mobile ePRINTit App to finalize your print job.

The Dog (2013)

Movie – In 1972 John Wojtowicz held up a branch of the Chase Manhattan bank in Brooklyn in order, he said, to get money to pay for his wife Eddie’s sex change operation. Through the course of the day he argued with the police, ordered a pizza and tipped several thousand dollars for it, drew so much attention that local news switched from Richard Nixon’s reelection campaign to cover the story, and eventually got what he wanted – almost $250,000 and Eddie on a plane to Denmark. Unfortunately you’d have to pay actual money to stream Dog Day Afternoon, the Oscar-winning Al Pacino movie about this iconic moment in gay history, but you can watch The Dog, the documentary about the real John Wojtowicz, on Hoopla.

As documentaries do, The Dog takes this unconventional but ultimately optimistic Robin Hood love story and complicates it. John only rarely refers to Liz Eden (neé Eddie) as “she,” which is increasingly uncomfortable the better we get to know her, and Liz describes how John threatened to kill her when she left him. John himself admits to being a controlling, alpha-male chauvinist. And yet you can see how he had a string of wives, legal and common-law, male and female. He’s charismatic and compelling, even at his most pathetic: out of prison, living with his mother, his only source of income posing for photos wearing a shirt that reads “I Robbed This Bank.” He adores his mother and dotes on his disabled younger brother. You don’t want to like the guy, but you almost can’t help it.

This is a great documentary about a fascinating person – not a good person by any means, but a fascinating one – who somehow managed to upstage the entire New York City gay community in being flashy and outrageous.

[Content warnings for frank and explicit discussions of sexuality, period-typical slurs and transphobia, and plenty of working-class-Brooklyn-typical foul language]

Pride Viewing

Movies – June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and to celebrate, here are some excellent documentaries you can watch to learn a little more about the community.

We Were Here – The AIDS crisis was the last great pandemic in the US, before the current crisis, but the stigma and prejudice associated with HIV left the full impact invisible to many people. This award-winning documentary interviews five individuals who played meaningful roles during the epidemic in San Francisco, including a political activist, a nurse, and a flower seller who supplied flowers to the overwhelming number of funerals.

(A)sexual – This documentary offers a personal look at asexuality, one of the lesser-known and most misunderstood orientations. What’s it like to be attracted to no one at all, when so much of society revolves around who you’re attracted to? What does sexual orientation really entail, anyway? If you’ve never encountered asexuality before, this can be an enlightening look at a concept you thought you already understood.

Before Stonewall/After Stonewall – These documentaries chronicle the history of the gay rights movement both before and after the seminal turning point, the Stonewall Riots in June of 1969. Made in 1984 and 1999 respectively, they’re now also historical documents in their own right, shedding light on just how far we’ve come in the last half a century.

All of these films can be streamed from Hoopla.

 

Discover Your Next Read

Looking for something new to read? Let us do the browsing for you! Fill out a simple form telling us a little bit about who you are and what you like to read, and within two to three business days a librarian will get back to you with at least two books (maybe more!) that we think you’ll love. Since our physical collections are unavailable right now, we promise they’ll be books that you can stream or download through Hoopla or Libby.

Tell us if you prefer audiobooks, if you’re dying for a new arranged marriage romance novel, or if you’re looking to learn something new. We miss chatting with you, and we can’t wait to help you discover your next read. Get started right away at https://warrenville.libnet.info/discover.

Chic Knitting Books

Books – I love to knit, I love the calming rhythm of it and the feel of the yarn and the finished product, but sometimes the whole process of picking out a new project is the best part. Fortunately there are a lot of gorgeous knitting books coming out lately that make this even more enjoyable, full of stunning photos of beautiful projects. Sure, I’ll never buy the $400 in luxury yarn they recommend to make that sweater, but I can enjoy thinking about it.

Coffehouse Knits offers a selection of simple projects with just enough fancy details to make them feel special, and the photos are wonderful. I want to move into this book; it looks so comfortable. (I’ll have to settle for knitting that Morning Brew Sweater…someday.)

For those of us who sometimes struggle with fit, Plus Size Knits is a great new collection of sweaters designed for larger figures, no additional math required. And, importantly, they’re extremely cute – a variety of styles, some with lace and some with interesting shapes. There’s something for everyone.

Knitting Modular Shawls, Wraps, and Stoles is a godsend for anyone who likes to knit shawls, because yes, there are thousands of free patterns, but sometimes you can’t find the thing that’s exactly what you need, and this book will help you figure out how to build it. If you like neatly organized diagrams, this is the book for you.

Wool Studio is one of those $400 sweater books, but they’re lovely sweaters (and they would still be lovely in a more affordable yarn). While a lot of knitting patterns are fun to make but difficult to wear, most of these projects are wardrobe staples that I can see wearing for years, and some of them are trendier updates of the same.

Alas, I can’t knit and look at lovely knitting books at the same time, so I’ll have to pick one or the other.

Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch

Book – There are two kinds of language: the formal, official language of grammar guides and English classes, and the way people actually write and talk and communicate. And what better way to see that than on the Internet, where billions of people write everything from formal blog posts to casual tweets to friends on a daily basis? Of course, writing isn’t speaking, which is why Internet users have developed things like the ~sarcastic tilde~ emphasis or the convention that typing in ALL CAPS is the equivalent of SHOUTING (I genuinely couldn’t bring myself to put more than a couple of words together in all caps; it feels so rude).

Gretchen McCulloch is a linguist who studies these things, everything from the differences in Twitter styles between different demographics to the grammatical structure of memes (it’s more rigid than you might think). I first heard of her when she was the Resident Linguist of the now-defunct website The Toast, but her work circulates in Internet circles on a regular basis. Her book is just as funny, insightful, and fascinating as her blog posts and podcast episodes. Anyone who’s interested in language and the way people adapt it to their needs will find Because Internet fascinating; anyone who’s ever sneered at chatspeak or Internet slang may find themselves a little more sympathetic after reading this book.

The Toll by Cherie Priest

Book – Titus and Melanie are on their honeymoon, driving out to a cabin in the middle of the Okefenokee Swamp where neither of them really want to be, when they cross a bridge that shouldn’t be there. When Titus wakes up, Melanie is gone, and so is the bridge. The locals in the nearby town of Staywater offer to put him up while he looks for his wife, but none of them seem to believe she’ll be found. Especially not Claire and Daisy, two little old ladies who know entirely too much about that bridge and what it demands of those who cross it.

Creepy small towns, ominous and mysterious wilderness, unknowable monsters and terrifyingly competent little old ladies – The Toll has everything you could want in a horror-adventure novel. While the atmosphere is tense and ghosts abound (both literal and metaphorical), I didn’t find this novel frightening as much as enjoyably spooky. Many of the characters are more annoying than sympathetic, but that’s all right, it means you don’t mind as much when bad things happen to them. Claire and Daisy, on the other hand, deserve a sequel of their own. If you like monster movies and Southern gothic, you’ll appreciate Cherie Priest’s newest novel.

The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine by Thomas Morris

Book – You can absolutely judge a book by its cover, because I knew as soon as I saw this one that it was going to 1) be incredibly grotesque, 2) talk about one of my favorite historical topics (strange things people used to believe about the human body), and 3) contain exploding teeth. I’m horrified by the very thought, I had to read it.

This is a delightful collection of grotesque and horrifying stories about the strange things people used to believe about the human body, including, yes, exploding teeth. (Maybe. The author suggests some possible alternative explanations.) It covers everything from heroic and unlikely surgeries (saving lives by pinching blood vessels closed with bare hands!) to unlikely and undoubtedly worthless inventions (the tapeworm trap, which you were supposed to bait with cheese, swallow, and then pull out of your throat using the included string). This book is not for the weak of stomach, but if you’ve ever wanted to be enjoyably grossed out by medical history for a while, it’s a fun option. If you’d prefer to be grossed out by medical history in audio form, try the podcast Sawbones, which covers many of the same topics, hosted by a husband-and-wife comedian-and-doctor team.

The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

Book – Gyre is determined to get off the mining planet she grew up on and to find her mother, who disappeared years ago. The easiest way to do that is as a caver, exploring the depths of the planet to find new sites for the mining companies that run the world. But caving is dangerous, so rather than take the time to build up a proper career and risk dying before she gets a chance to get out, Gyre’s faked her CV and signed on to one big job that should pay her enough to get offworld as soon as she’s done. Of course, there’s a reason this job pays so much, and it’s certainly not because it’s a normal caving expedition.

I never expected a novel about one person alone in a cave, sometimes talking with one person on the surface but sometimes not, to be so emotional. Gyre is a terrific character, stubborn and foolhardy and paranoid, and I was cheering her on even as I was cursing her terrible decisions. While the novel starts out almost like a horror novel, the deeper Gyre goes into the mystery of why she’s been sent into this particular cave and what happened there, the more the broader universe of mining corporations and alien predators – not to mention Gyre’s developing relationship with her handler, the woman who hired her for this expedition – comes into play. I adored The Luminous Dead and I can’t wait to see what Caitlin Starling does next.

The Favourite (2018)

Movie – In the court of Queen Anne (Olivia Coleman), early 18th century England, the physically and emotionally frail queen rules with the support of Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz), her oldest and closest friend. When a cousin of Lady Sarah’s arrives at court, fallen on hard times and happy to take a job as a servant, Lady Sarah takes her under her wing, giving cousin Abigail a chance to regain her aristocratic status. War rages in France, Abigail (Emma Stone) takes advantage of Lady Sarah’s distraction to insinuate herself into the queen’s affections, and soon the war between the two women is as fierce as anything being fought on the Continent.

This is often described as a sex comedy, and while there’s quite a bit of sex and any number of funny moments, I wouldn’t call it a comedy – it’s far too bittersweet. The Favourite is a political story, full of backstabbing and dirty dealing, as nasty as anything out of House of Cards. It’s also a story about love and loyalty, including broken loyalties and broken hearts, and the particularly messy space occupied by women who love women in a time and social class when everyone must be married and produce heirs. This is a multi-layered film, and dismissing it as a sex comedy with good costumes (although the costumes are exceptional) is a great disservice.