Contact Information

  • Suzanne White, Director
  • (828) 465-8664
  • Contact via email
  • Main Location:115 West C Street Newton, NC 28658
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Technology

The Catawba County Library is one of our community’s best technology resources for learning, as well as accessing state of the art equipment. We offer classes, one-on-one help, public computers, faxing, scanning, and even laptops and WiFi hotspots to check out and take home.

Catawba County Library invites you to get “creatively messy” with free access to high-tech tools to design, build and co-create. At the Main Library in Newton, you will hear the whirring of machines. It’s the sound of learning and comes from "TechConnect," an environment for people to connect with others and create meaningful projects using technologies and tools that might not be easily accessible otherwise.

TechConnect has 4 high powered computers–2 iMacs and 2 Dells, a Fusion3 3D printer, a Curio Silhouette Digital Cutter, GoPro cameras, and advanced engineering and design software to design and create.

We provide classes on technology and tech tools, one-on-one sessions by appointment, monthly STEAM classes, 3D scanning and printing, digital cutting, GoPro cameras and audio/video graphic design/editing applications.

TechConnect is a place where anyone can explore new technology as well as design, prototype and build inspired ideas from start to finish. Independent use of equipment and specialized 3D printing and cutting is also available by reservation, with nominal costs for printing and cutting.

TechConnect is made possible through a grant awarded by the State Library of North Carolina through funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Every month we offer classes and one-on-one help at each of our locations covering anything from downloading eBooks to Microsoft applications and 3D printing. Is there a technology topic that you’d like to see us address? Tell a staff member and we’ll see if we can make it happen!

Click here to see a list of this month’s technology classes!

Click here to explore online classes through NC Live

Click here to access more classes through GCF LearnFree

With our MobilePrint Service™, you can use your personal computer or mobile device to print to the library’s printers from anywhere – even from home. Simply submit documents for printing and come to the library to release and pick up your document using your email address.

The steps for mobile printing vary slightly based on which of our branches you want to print your documents. Click on the location link below for location specific step-by-step directions to use our MobilePrint Service™:

How to print from a laptop or desktop computer at home or work:

  1. Begin by visiting http://www.printeron.net/ccl/mainlibrary
  2. Select the printer and enter your email address.
  3. Browse your computer to find and select the file you wish to print.
  4. Click the green print icon (you will see the status of your print job and a reference number).
  5. At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job”.
  6. Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job.
  7. Your print job will be printed!

How to print from tablet or smartphone app:

  1. Visit your device’s ‘store’ for apps, install and launch the PrinterOn App.
  2. Click “No printer selected”.
  3. Click “Search”. Search for “CCL Newton Library”.
  4. Find CCL Newton Library and select a printer.
  5. To print:
    1. Documents: when viewing the document, click in the upper right corner and upload the document to the PrinterOn App.
    2. Photos from your phone: open the app, click on “photo” and select a photo to print.
      1. Select the printer and click the print icon.
      2. Enter an email address and click on the check mark (you will receive a notice that the job started, and shortly after another message stating “Job Success”).
      3. At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job”.
      4. Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job.
      5. Your print job will be printed!

How to use email to send something directly to library print system:

Email from any device directly to the library’s print system at:

  • Lab B/W Email address: nw-lab-bw@printspots.com
  • Lab Color Email address: nw-lab-color@printspots.com
  • Teen B/W Email address: nw-teen-bw@printspots.com
  • Teen Color Email address: nw-teen-color@printspots.com
  1. At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job”.
  2. Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job.
  3. Your print job will be printed!

How to print from a laptop or desktop computer at home or work:

  1. Begin by visiting http://www.printeron.net/ccl/cl
  2. Select the printer and enter your email address.
  3. Browse your computer to find and select the file you wish to print.
  4. Click the green print icon (you will see the status of your print job and a reference number).
  5. At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job”.
  6. Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job.
  7. Your print job will be printed!

How to print from tablet or smartphone app:

  1. Visit your device’s ‘store’ for apps, install and launch the PrinterOn App.
  2. Click “No printer selected”.
  3. Click “Search”. Search for “CCL Claremont”.
  4. Find CCL Claremont and select a printer.
  5. To print:
    1. Documents: when viewing the document, click in the upper right corner and upload the document to the PrinterOn App.
    2. Photos from your phone: open the app, click on “photo” and select a photo to print.
      1. Select the printer and click the print icon.
      2. Enter an email address and click on the check mark (you will receive a notice that the job started, and shortly after another message stating “Job Success”).
      3. At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job”.
      4. Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job.
      5. Your print job will be printed!

How to use email to send something directly to library print system:

Email from any device directly to the library’s print system at:

  • B/W Email address: ccl-cl-bw@printspots.com
  • Color Email address: ccl-cl-color@printspots.com
  1. At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job”.
  2. Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job.
  3. Your print job will be printed!

How to print from a laptop or desktop computer at home or work:

  1. Begin by visiting http://www.printeron.net/ccl/conover
  2. Select the printer and enter your email address.
  3. Browse your computer to find and select the file you wish to print.
  4. Click the green print icon (you will see the status of your print job and a reference number).
  5. At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job”.
  6. Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job.
  7. Your print job will be printed!

How to print from tablet or smartphone app:

  1. Visit your device’s ‘store’ for apps, install and launch the PrinterOn App.
  2. Click “No printer selected”.
  3. Click “Search”. Search for “CCL Conover Library”.
  4. Find CCL Conover Branch Library and select a printer.
  5. To print:
    1. Documents: when viewing the document, click in the upper right corner and upload the document to the PrinterOn App.
    2. Photos from your phone: open the app, click on “photo” and select a photo to print.
      1. Select the printer and click the print icon.
      2. Enter an email address and click on the check mark (you will receive a notice that the job started, and shortly after another message stating “Job Success”).
      3. At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job”.
      4. Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job.
      5. Your print job will be printed!

How to use email to send something directly to library print system:

Email from any device directly to the library’s print system at:

  • B/W Email address: ccl-cn-bw@printspots.com
  • Color Email address: ccl-cn-color@printspots.com
  1. At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job”.
  2. Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job.
  3. Your print job will be printed!

How to print from a laptop or desktop computer at home or work:

  1. Begin by visiting http://www.printeron.net/ccl/maidenbranch
  2. Select the printer and enter your email address.
  3. Browse your computer to find and select the file you wish to print.
  4. Click the green print icon (you will see the status of your print job and a reference number).
  5. At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job”.
  6. Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job.
  7. Your print job will be printed!

How to print from tablet or smartphone app:

  1. Visit your device’s ‘store’ for apps, install and launch the PrinterOn App.
  2. Click “No printer selected”.
  3. Click “Search”. Search for “Maiden Branch”.
  4. Find CCL Maiden Branch and select a printer.
  5. To print:
    1. Documents: when viewing the document, click in the upper right corner and upload the document to the PrinterOn App.
    2. Photos from your phone: open the app, click on “photo” and select a photo to print.
      1. Select the printer and click the print icon.
      2. Enter an email address and click on the check mark (you will receive a notice that the job started, and shortly after another message stating “Job Success”).
      3. At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job”.
      4. Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job.
      5. Your print job will be printed!

How to use email to send something directly to library print system:

Email from any device directly to the library’s print system at:

  • B/W Email address: maidenbranch-bw@printspots.com
  • Color Email address: maidenbranch-color@printspots.com
  1. At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job”.
  2. Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job.
  3. Your print job will be printed!

How to print from a laptop or desktop computer at home or work:

  1. Begin by visiting http://www.printeron.net/ccl/sft
  2. Select the printer and enter your email address.
  3. Browse your computer to find and select the file you wish to print.
  4. Click the green print icon (you will see the status of your print job and a reference number).
  5. At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job”.
  6. Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job.
  7. Your print job will be printed!

How to print from tablet or smartphone app:

  1. Visit your device’s ‘store’ for apps, install and launch the PrinterOn App.
  2. Click “No printer selected”.
  3. Click “Search”. Search for “SFT” or “Sherrills Ford”.
  4. Find CCL Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch and select a printer.
  5. To print:
    1. Documents: when viewing the document, click in the upper right corner and upload the document to the PrinterOn App.
    2. Photos from your phone: open the app, click on “photo” and select a photo to print.
      1. Select the printer and click the print icon.
      2. Enter an email address and click on the check mark (you will receive a notice that the job started, and shortly after another message stating “Job Success”).
      3. At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job”.
      4. Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job.
      5. Your print job will be printed!

How to use email to send something directly to library print system:

Email from any device directly to the library’s print system at:

  • B/W Email address: ccl-sft-bw@printspots.com
  • Color Email address: ccl-sft-color@printspots.com
  1. At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job”.
  2. Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job.
  3. Your print job will be printed!

How to print from a laptop or desktop computer at home or work:

  1. Begin by visiting http://www.printeron.net/ccl/sw
  2. Select the printer and enter your email address.
  3. Browse your computer to find and select the file you wish to print.
  4. Click the green print icon (you will see the status of your print job and a reference number).
  5. At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job”.
  6. Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job.
  7. Your print job will be printed!

How to print from tablet or smartphone app:

  1. Visit your device’s ‘store’ for apps, install and launch the PrinterOn App.
  2. Click “No printer selected”.
  3. Click “Search”. Search for “CCL Southwest”.
  4. Find CCL Southwest and select a printer.
  5. To print:
    1. Documents: when viewing the document, click in the upper right corner and upload the document to the PrinterOn App.
    2. Photos from your phone: open the app, click on “photo” and select a photo to print.
      1. Select the printer and click the print icon.
      2. Enter an email address and click on the check mark (you will receive a notice that the job started, and shortly after another message stating “Job Success”).
      3. At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job”.
      4. Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job.
      5. Your print job will be printed!

How to use email to send something directly to library print system:

Email from any device directly to the library’s print system at:

  • B/W Email address: ccl-sw-bw@printspots.com
  • Color Email address: ccl-sw-color@printspots.com
  1. At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job”.
  2. Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job.
  3. Your print job will be printed!

How to print from a laptop or desktop computer at home or work:

  1. Begin by visiting http://www.printeron.net/ccl/ss
  2. Select the printer and enter your email address.
  3. Browse your computer to find and select the file you wish to print.
  4. Click the green print icon (you will see the status of your print job and a reference number).
  5. At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job”.
  6. Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job.
  7. Your print job will be printed!

How to print from tablet or smartphone app:

  1. Visit your device’s ‘store’ for apps, install and launch the PrinterOn App.
  2. Click “No printer selected”.
  3. Click “Search”. Search for “CCL St. Stephens”.
  4. Find CCL St. Stephens and select a printer.
  5. To print:
    1. Documents: when viewing the document, click in the upper right corner and upload the document to the PrinterOn App.
    2. Photos from your phone: open the app, click on “photo” and select a photo to print.
      1. Select the printer and click the print icon.
      2. Enter an email address and click on the check mark (you will receive a notice that the job started, and shortly after another message stating “Job Success”).
      3. At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job”.
      4. Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job.
      5. Your print job will be printed!

How to use email to send something directly to library print system:

Email from any device directly to the library’s print system at:

  • B/W Email address: ccl-ss-bw@printspots.com
  • Color Email address: ccl-ss-color@printspots.com
  1. At the Print Release Station in the library, select “Release a Print Job”.
  2. Enter the email address you supplied and select your print job.
  3. Your print job will be printed!

We know that many in our community don’t have WiFi access at home and library hours aren’t always convenient to your schedule, so we provide laptops and WiFi hotspots to be checked out by an adult in the household. One hotspot can power up to 15 devices at one time so you’ll have plenty of bandwidth for homework, practicing computer applications, streaming digital resources, or just surfing the web.

Checking out this equipment requires a little bit of training and paperwork, so be sure you have about 15 minutes to complete the process the first time. Laptops and hotspots are available at all seven of our locations.

The WiFi Hotspots and Laptops are made possible through a grant awarded by the State Library of North Carolina through funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.