Fax Services Online and In-Branch Scanning Instructions

Access Free online fax services and scan documents at the library.

Printer Scanning Instructions

Scanning is available on the copiers at all Gwinnett County Public Library Branches.

Scanned pages can be saved to a flash drive as the following file types: TIFF, PDF, XPS, PDF/A, JPEG.

Insert flash drive in USB port on the front of the copier.

  • Touch the SCAN TO USB button.
  • Place documents FACE UP in the document feeder of the copier.
  • Touch the file name box. A touchscreen keypad will appear. Type a file name > Press OK.
  • Press the Start Button.
  • If you want to preview the file, Press Preview.
  • Press START to begin the scan.
  • Scanning will begin.
  • When scanning is complete, remember to remove the flash drive.

Online Faxing Services

Got Free Fax

2 free faxes per day
3 pages limit per fax
Total file size up to 20MB

  • Sender must provide an email address.
  • Accepted formats for faxing include: DOC, DOCX, ODT, RTF, and PDF.
  • Faxes may be sent anywhere in the United States and Canada.
  • Sender will receive email confirmation. Must click on link to confirm before fax will send.
  • Sender will receive an emailed “fax sent successfully” notice.
  • No ads are included.

Fax Zero

5 free faxes per day
3 pages limit per fax
Total file size up to 20MB

  • Sender must provide an email address.
  • Sender must enter a Captcha code.
  • Accepted formats for faxing include: DOC, DOCX, RTF, PNG, JPG, XLS, SLSX, TXT PDF TXT, HTML, TIF, BMP, GIF, PPT, and VSD.
  • Faxes may be sent anywhere in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada.
  • Sender will be sent an email confirmation. Must click on link to confirm before fax will send.
  • Sender will receive an emailed “fax sent successfully” notice.
  • Fax displays brief ad on the cover sheet.

TechStation Scanning Instructions

  • Log into the Techstation, using your library card number and PIN
  • Select MP Navigator EX from the dock at the bottom of the screen
  • Select Scan Photos and Documents
  • The default Document Type is Color Document but you can select Color Photo, Black and White Photo, Black and White Document, Magazine or Plain Text
  • Place document face down and upside down onto the scanner glass
  • After each scanned document you will be prompted to scan again or exit
  • When you select Exit you will have the opportunity to save the file
    • You can opt to save as a PDF – a window will appear asking you to name the file; at the bottom of this window select the location where you want to save (we recommend selecting Documents or Desktop because it can be easier to find)
    • You can also opt to save your scan as a Word Document, Excel File, Image File, Rich Text Format or a Plain Text File.
    • If you need to attach the saved file to an email you can open your email, start composing a message and drag the file into the email body
  • If you have scanned a resume and saved it as a PDF you have the option to convert it to a Word document so that it may be edited.
    • Open the PDF file and select Save As and the option to save it as a Word Document will appear
  • If you have scanned a document and you would like to be able to fill it out, you can use Save As to save your scanned document as a Reader Extended PDF which gives you the option to add text to an otherwise unfillable document.

Need a Fax Center? These businesses are located throughout Gwinnett County.

FedEx Office

The UPS Store

Staples Business Center