Printing and photocopying

What's available?

Printers, photocopiers and scanners are available at all our libraries. You can upload your files to print via email, the web, or directly from a public access computer in the library.

3D printing

Woollahra Library at Double Bay now offers a Flashforge Creator 3 for library members.

Members are encouraged to attend our 3D Printing Workshops held on the first Thursday every month. See the current sessions on our Technology Workshops page or call 02 9391 7100.

How it works

Specifications and filament
Designs can be printed from .STL files with a maximum built volume of 300 x 249 x 200mm. All 3D printing will use PLA filament (available in white, red, blue and black colour), or PETG filament (available in black, white, silver, pink, yellow, grey, brown, gold, purple, traffic red, orange and natural colour)

Printing times
To get a 3D print underway book your session between Monday to Friday 10 am - 5 pm.
On arrival please see a staff member to confirm the print design, cost (setup fee and total filament usage) and estimated time.

A maximum of 7 hours of print time will be allowed per person. Printing must be finished before library closing time.


The cost of printing and filament usage will be paid upfront. Customers are responsible for the cost associated with errors in the file, incorrect files, and breakage of parts due to insufficient strength or mishandling. Refunds will be issued in case if the 3D Printer malfunctions as a credit to the customer’s library card only.

Fees are listed below. 

More information

Library Public Access Technology Policy(PDF, 641KB)

3D Printing user guide(PDF, 3MB)

Have a question? Ask the library online or call 9391 7100.

How to print 

Use Library Computers

  1. Log on to a library computer using your library card or guest ticket number.
  2. Open your file and select print to either BW Printer or Colour Printer.
  3.  Add sufficient value to your card or ticket at the kiosk.
  4. Log on to the printer using your library card or guest ticket and release the job.

Web Print

  1. Login to our online printing service, using your library card number and password (your date of birth in 'ddmmyy' format)
  2. Upload files:
    • from your device using the 'Select files' button OR
    • by pasting the URL in the 'print from your device' tab
  3. Select your print options using the 'Change' button (for colour/black and white, single/two-sided printing, number of copies etc.)
  4. Costs will be displayed for each print job
  5. Visit us at Double Bay, Paddington or Watsons Bay to release your job from the print queue
  6. Make sure you have funds available on your account using our online payments system. Add value to your account under “Manage Your Account”.
  7. Note: Your files will stay in our print queue for 48 hours. After this time they will be deleted.

Alternatively, visit any of our libraries with your files and print from one of our free public access computers. Don't forget to book a computer before you arrive.

Print from Email

To pay with library card credit, ensure you send the email from the address on your library account.

  1. Send your file (.pdf, .doc or .jpeg) to as an attachment.
  2. You will receive a print job confirmation email within 5 minutes. Guest tickets will receive a Job ID.
  3. Go to the kiosk next to the printer and select Release Print Job. Follow instructions to release your print.
  4. Log on to the printer complete the print.

Photocopying and printing charges

  • Per A4 page, black and white - $0.30
  • Per A3 page, black and white - $0.60
  • Per A4 page, colour - $2.00
  • Per A3 page, colour - $3.00
  • Scanned items (per scan) - $0.20
  • 3D Printer - $10.50 per item + 0.33c per gram

You can now pay online for library services.