Mobile Print

  • Now you can upload a document from anywhere on almost any web device and print it at any Boise Public Library location.  

Before You Start

  • In order to print, you'll need a library account and will need to have money loaded into the account.  Printing is currently 10 cents a page.   Each Library card holder is given 10 free prints per day.
  • Note that you can upload your document if there's no money in your account, but you'll need to add funds before printing.  Uploaded files are deleted after 24 hours.
  • Printing is available in black and white ONLY, on 8 1/2" x 11" paper (letter size)

How It Works

There are three ways to upload a document for printing, depending on the device you're using.  Please note that uploaded files are deleted after 24 hours.

Option 1: Upload Your Document  

Use this if you have a file system that you can browse, such as a PC, Android, or Mac.  For Apple iOS devices using the Safari browser will allow you to browse the Files app in which a number of services such as iCloud, Dropbox, and One Drive can be connected (see instructions).  For webpages and email, take a screenshot of the page to print the entire document.  Otherwise, please see the email instructions below.

  1. Go to mobileprint.boisepubliclibrary.org.
  2. Log in with your Library Card Number and PIN.  From here you will be able to upload a document and view your balance.
  3. Click on "upload document" and browse to your file.
  4. After upload is complete, click the refresh button to see that the document is in your list.
  5. Check the box next to the print jobs you would like to print.
  6. In the lower right hand corner, select the printer at the location you would like to print.  Type "printer" to see all the options.  Your document will print at the selected printer with an identifying cover page.  If you don't have enough credit on your account the document will not print. When arriving at a location, ask staff to retrieve your document.  

Option 2: Email Your Document

  • From your mobile device, laptop, or desktop, send or forward documents to print (as attachments) to boisepubliclibraryprint@gmail.com
  • You will receive a return email showing a list of your submitted documents and a link to mobileprint.boisepubliclibrary.org.
  • Give the system a few minutes to receive the document then go to mobileprint.boisepubliclibrary.org.
  • Login with your Library Card Number and PIN.
  • In the lower right hand corner, select the printer at the location you would like to print.  Type "printer" to see all the options.  Your document will print at the selected printer with an identifying cover page.  If you don't have enough credit on your account the document will not print. When arriving at a location, ask staff to retrieve your document. 

Option 3: Chrome OS or Chrome Browser Printing

  1. Log into Chrome with your Google Account
  2. Install Pharos Chrome Print from the Google Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/pharos-chrome-print/edgejglbmeppigpebgokkjnkpeigghih?hl=en)
  3. In your installed extensions, click on Pharos Chrome Print.
  4. Enter the URL “pharos.boisepubliclibrary.org" and Click Submit.  
  5. You will be sent an email to connect your google account with your library card. Select “Click to register your email address” in the email you receive.  It will take you to the mobile print website (https://mobileprint.boisepubliclibrary.org).
  6. Log in with your 14 digit library card and PIN.  This will connect your library account with your Google account. 
  7. Go back to the Chrome extension and submit one final time for this device.  You now have a printer in Chrome that will go to the Library Mobile Print system.
  8. Uploading/Printing: 
  • Click Print.
  • Choose Pharos Chrome Printer as your printer (you may have to click “more” to see it in the list the first time).
  • Click Print.  This will upload the file to the Pharos system.  The file will be held for 24 hours.
  • Go to mobileprint.boisepubliclibrary.org.
  • Login with your Library Card Number and PIN.
  • In the lower right hand corner, select the printer at the location you would like to print.  Type "printer" to see all the options.  Your document will print at the selected printer with an identifying cover page.  If you don't have enough credit on your account the document will not print. When arriving at a location, ask staff to retrieve your document.

Supported File Types

  • Documents     .doc | .dot | .docx | .rtf
  • Excel              .xls | .xlt | .xlsx | .xltx | .xltm | .xlsm |.csv
  • Powerpoint     .ppt | .pptx | .pptm | .pot | .pps | .potx | .ppsx
  • PDF                .pdf
  • Images           .jpg | .jpeg | .png | .bmp | .gif
  • Email              .txt | .mht | .eml
  • Visio               .vsd | .vss | .vst | .vdx | .vsx | .vtx | .vdw
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