Printing and Technology

At Melton City Libraries, we do our best to provide free digital access and support to our community. Come and visit us to discover what you can do.

Use the internet

WiFi is available at Melton and Caroline Springs Libraries. You do not need to be a library member to access the WiFi, and no password is required.

All internet users are subject to the libraries’ Terms and Conditions of Use.

Use a computer

Public computers are available at Melton and Caroline Springs Libraries. Library members can use these computers for up to 2 hours each day. Extensions may be granted, subject to availability.

You can use these computers to access the internet and basic software including Microsoft Office. Please note, our computers are NOT equipped with cameras or microphones.

You can book a computer up to one week in advance. We do accept walk-ins, however there may be a short wait depending on demand.

To book a computer: 

You will need your library card number and PIN to log onto a public computer. If you are not already a library member, you can join online or visit us to sign up. It’s free to join!

All computer users are subject to the libraries’ Terms and Conditions of Use.

Print, photocopy and scan

If you have a library card, you can access printing, photocopying, and scanning services at Melton and Caroline Springs Libraries.

There are three ways to print at the library:

From a library computer
Simply log in to any computer with your library card number and PIN or password.

From a laptop or tablet
Connect to the library WiFi and upload your documents to the Papercut Portal.

Please note, this service is only available for PDF documents and image files.

From your smartphone
Email your files to:
emailprint@melton.vic.gov.au (for black and white documents)
colourprint@melton.vic.gov.au (for colour documents)

You will receive an email to let you know if your print job was received successfully. Visit us at the library and scan your library card at the printer to collect your documents.

Conditions apply:

  • Your document must be a PDF or image file. Maximum of 30 MB.
  • You must have sufficient printing credit on your library card. Visit us in-branch to top up your balance with an EFPTOS or credit card.
  • Your email address must match the one we have on file for your library card. Update your details online, or speak to a library staff member.
  • Printing must be collected within 24 hours.
  • Email printing is not available over WiFi. A mobile data connection is required. 
      
Charges (per page)
A4 black and white    $0.20 
A4 colour    $1.00
A3 black and white    $0.40
A3 colour    $2.00
Scanning (to email or USB)    No charge

You will need to add credit to your library card to pay for printing and photocopying. You can do this at any Melton City Libraries branch. We accept payment by EFTPOS and credit card.

Scan and digitise

Protect and preserve your important documents, family photos, videos and precious memories for the future. Visit the Digitisation Station at Melton Library & Learning Hub to scan your old documents, photos, and videos for free!

Our scanners are fully equipped with step-by-step user guides, and our friendly library staff are always on hand to assist.

We recommend booking scanning equipment in advance. Bookings can be made up to 7 days ahead. To reserve a scanner, please call the library on 9747 5300. 

Books and large documents

The ScanSnap is an overhead scanner that can be used to digitise books and large documents up to A3 size. Simply turn the pages and the ScanSnap will automatically detect them.

Photos and postcards

Scan photos quickly and easily with the Epson FastFoto. This high-speed device is great for scanning documents in bulk.

For fragile photos and documents, we recommend the Epson Flatbed Scanner, which can be used to capture high-quality images. 

Microform

Scan and digitise your microfiche and film using the ST Imaging ViewScan 4

Video tapes and DVDs

Convert your old VHS tapes and DVDs to digital files using Elgato Video Capture. Please note, you will need headphones to use this software.  

Games

PlayStation5 consoles are available both Melton and Caroline Springs Libraries with a range of fun and exciting pre-loaded games to choose from.

If you are a library member, you can reserve a PS5 for up to 30 minutes each day. (Up to 2 players per console). Advance bookings are not required but are strongly recommended. You can also make a booking when you arrive at the library, subject to availability.

Please bring your library card to make a booking.

To reserve the PS5:

Get digital support

For tech support enquiries at Caroline Springs Library, and longer support enquiries at Melton Library, Apply online to request an appointment.

Do you or someone you know need a little help with technology? We can help you at the Digital Support Booth at Melton Library & Learning Hub.

Located on the first floor, the Digital Support Booth is a dedicated, quiet space where we can help you with everyday tech tasks, including:

  • using email
  • printing from your phone, tablet, or laptop
  • filling in online forms
  • downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks

And more!

Appointments are NOT required at Melton Library & Learning Hub, but there may be a short wait depending on demand. Come and chat to our friendly team to find out more.

Melton City Libraries is proud to be an eSmart Library, and all our staff are trained to assist you in accessing eSafety resources.