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TBML Wireless Printing

First Time Users - All Devices

Step 1 - Go to the Library’s Smart Alec wireless printing website.

Step 2 - Click the “First Time User” button.

Step 3 - Enter your Library Card number and PIN.

  • Visitors without a Library Card
    The system will auto-generate an account number and PIN.
  • Library Members with a Library Card
    Library members should replace the auto-generated numbers with their library card number and PIN.

Step 4 - Enter your email address or your cell phone number. (If you enter your email address you will be able to use it to sign in instead of your library card/account number. You will still need the PIN.)

Step 5 - Click the Submit button. You will be brought back to the main Smart Alec webpage with a message that your account was created successfully. In addition, you will receive an email or text message with your account information.

Step 6 - Now that you have an account you can log into the Smart Alec website, or begin to use the IOS or Android App.

Printing from a Laptop

Step 1 - Go to the Library’s Smart Alec wireless printing website.

Step 2 - Sign in with the Smart Alec account credentials you created the first time you used Smart Alec. (You can use either your library card number and PIN or your email address and PIN to sign in.)

Step 3 - Click the Browse button to locate the item you wish to print.

Step 4 - Click the Upload button.

Step 5 - Go to the Print Release Station at Branigan Library’s Public Computer Lab and sign on. You can use either your library card number and PIN or your email address and PIN to sign in.

Using Smart Alec mobile printing on an iOS device

Download the Smart Alec app

Step 1 - Install the Smart Alec @ Your Library app from the App Store.

Step 2 - Open the app and sign in with the Smart Alec account credentials you created the first time you used Smart Alec. (You can use either your library card number and PIN or your email address and PIN to sign in.)

Step 3 - Click on the Accept button.

Step 4 - Exit the app. The app does not need to be open in order to print.

Printing using the Smart Alec app on an iOS device

Step 1 - Open the Smart Alec app and sign in using your Smart Alec account credentials. Close the Smart Alec app after you have signed in and clicked on the Accept button.

Step 2 - Open the item you want to print. Click the "Share" icon.

Step 3 - On the next page click the black and white print icon at the bottom of the page.

Step 4 - A Printer Options window will pop up. Use your thumb and forefinger to pinch and zoom the preview. It will get larger and then open in a new window.

Step 5 - On the zoomed page click the Share icon.

Step 6 - From the Share options choose the Smart Alec Printing icon. You may need to select the More option and turn the Smart Alec option on to see the Smart Alec Printing icon.

Step 7 - Your item will be uploaded. When it is finished, a link to send will appear. Click on "Send." It will be sent to the Smart Alec print queue.

Step 8 Optional - Open the Smart Alec app to view a list of your active print jobs. (You can print without opening this app.)

Step 9 - Go to the Print Release Station at Branigan Library’s Public Computer Lab and sign on. You can use either your library card number and PIN or your email address and PIN to sign in.

Using Smart Alec mobile printing on an Android device

Download the Smart Alec app

Step 1 - Install the Smart Alec @ Your Library app from the Google Play Store.

Step 2 - Open the app and sign in with the Smart Alec account credentials you created the first time you used Smart Alec. (You can use either your library card number and PIN or your email address and PIN to sign in.)

Step 3 - Click on the Accept button.

Step 4 - Exit the app. The app does not need to be open in order to print.

Printing using the Smart Alec app on an Android device

Different devices or apps may have different commands to print. You may need to click on something different, depending on what app you are in. The most common ways to print from an app are using the Share icon or the More options (3 dots) icon.

Step 1 - Open the Smart Alec app and sign in using your Smart Alec account credentials. Close the Smart Alec app after you have signed in and clicked on the Accept button.

Step 2 - Open the item you want to print. Click on the More Options (3 dots) in the top right corner.

Step 3 - Click on the "Select a printer" dropdown menu. (You may need to scroll to see all options.)

Step 4 - Choose the Smart Alec Printer.

Step 5 - You may get a popup message, asking if you want to use Smart Alec. Click on the "OK" button.

Step 6 - Click the Printer icon to print.

Step 7 Optional - Open the Smart Alec app to view a list of your active print jobs. (You can print without opening this app.)

Step 8 - Go to the Print Release Station at Branigan Library’s Public Computer Lab and sign on. You can use either your library card number and PIN or your email address and PIN to sign in.