CKPL's Code of Conduct applies to all printing, copying, scanning and faxing. 


Black and white printing is available at all CKPL branches. Colour printing is available at the Chatham and Wallaceburg branches. The cost of these services is:

  • Black & white prints/copies: $0.25 per page
  • Colour prints/copies: $0.75 per page (available in Chatham and Wallaceburg branches only)
  • Scanning: free!

Print jobs expire at the end of each day.

Wireless Printing

Google Cloud printing from your mobile device is currently available for Android devices. The library is working on providing this option for apple devices in future!

For Android devices, download the Google Cloud Print app from the Google Play Store. Once the app is installed, click on the link below for your branch printer and it should install. You may have to go to settings to turn on printing.

For laptops, open this page in your Chrome browser and click on the appropriate branch printer link below to associate that printer with the Google account on the laptop. You may have to sign in with your Google account.

 Blenheim | Bothwell | Chatham Black White | Chatham Colour | Dresden | Highgate | Merlin |

 Ridgetown | Thamesville | Tilbury | Wallaceburg Black White | Wallaceburg Colour | Wheatley

See staff to release your mobile print job or use a self serve print release station (available at the Chatham and Wallaceburg branches).

3D Printing

CKPL offers 3D printing as a service. You can design a 3D model at home, send us the file and the specifications via our web form and we'll print and send the object to your local branch for pickup! For more information, see our 3D Printing page.


Faxing is available at all 11 branches at a cost of $1.00 per page. This faxing service only sends faxes. The Library will not receive faxes on behalf of patrons.

CKPL is not responsible for faxes not received at the correct destination.


All CKPL branches have a photocopier that has a scanning function. You can use the photocopier to scan and email to yourself or scan and save to a USB drive. Scanning is free. 

book scanner

The library has a faceup CZUR book scanner, which is housed at Chatham Branch. This scanner can be used for photographs, fragile documents, books etc. The scanner is attached to an internet-connected computer. You can save your scanned files to a USB drive or upload them to email or another online service.

Use of the scanners is free on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Microfilm Readers

CKPL offers digital microfilm/fiche readers at the Chatham, Dresden, Ridgetown, Tilbury and Wallaceburg branches. 

With a digital microfilm reader, you can edit and save electronic copies of a document (save to a USB drive or email to yourself). You can also print copies. 

At Chatham Branch, two ScanPro readers are housed in the McKeough Local History Room on the second floor. ScanPro microfilm readers are also available at the Ridgetown, Tilbury and Wallaceburg branches and Dresden Branch has a similar ViewScan machine. 

Use of the microfilm reader is free on a first-come, first-served basis.