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Black and white printing services are available at all Pratt locations. Networked printers are attached to each group of computers. To print from your own computer or mobile device, see Wireless Printing.

At this time you may print up to ten (10) free black and white prints twice per day. (Please note that this is a temporary policy change - typically free prints are limited to five (5) per day.) After the free pages, black and white prints are ten cents ($0.10) per page. Color pages are always twenty cents ($0.20) per page. Please note each printed side counts as one page. You can add money to your account by using the APM (Automated Payment Machine) to add money to SAM (Smart Access Manager), the system that manages your printing.


Copy services are available at all locations. You will need your library card and PIN to use the photocopiers, and money must be added to your account before you make copies. Black and white copies are ten cents ($0.10) per page, color copies are twenty cents ($0.20) per page. Please note each printed side counts as one page.

The SAM kiosks have a "Get a Copy Card" option. If you do not have a library card and only need to make copies, select this option at the kiosk. Once you have deposited money into the kiosk, take your receipt and scan it at a photocopier to make copies. Copy cards never expire, but there is no way to retrieve funds from a lost card.


Scanning is available at no cost at all Pratt locations using the Xerox copiers or with staff assistance. Customers can either email scans to themselves or save them to a USB device. Scanned materials are saved in a PDF format.

Please note some USB devices may not be supported by the copier. The Library is not responsible for data loss.


Fax service is available at the at Central Library, Herring Run, Orleans Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, Reisterstown Road, Southeast Anchor, and Waverly branches.

Domestic faxes (which include anywhere in the US, Canada, or Caribbean) cost $1.75 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page. International faxes cost $3.95 per page and $3.45 for each additional page. Customers can pay for fax with a debit or credit card, or purchase a FaxCash Prepaid Fax Card. This service is for outgoing faxes only.

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Computer & Internet Access

Enjoy free access to computers and the internet at all Pratt Library locations.

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Smart Access Manager (SAM)

Smart Access Manager (SAM) is used to access computers and printers located at Pratt Library locations.