Wi-Fi Printing – Android


  1. Open the Google Play Store, search for and install the SmartALEC app.  Don’t open it yet.
    2. Turn on SmartALEC printer in the Android settings.  Note:  If you don’t have a menu option for “Printing”, try looking under “More Connection Settings”

    LOG IN

    1. Open the SmartALEC app.
    2. Sign in with your Library Card number & Pin or Visitor’s pass & pin.  DO NOT USE “Guest Sign In”





3. Read/Scroll past the Terms of service and press Accept







4. Press the Home (circle) button on the bottom of your phone’s screen to minimize SmartALEC


  1. Open the document/picture you want to print.
  2. Select Options (…), then Print.  If you don’t see print listed in the options, look for it under “Share”
  3. Select the “SmartAlec Printer” if it is not already selected
  4. Push the colored printer icon to send the print job to the release station:





5. Collect your print job from the print release station

Wi-Fi Printing – Mac


  1. Click the “Apple” icon in the top left corner of your screen.
  2. Click System Preferences
  3. Click Security and Privacy
  4. Click the padlock icon in the lower left to unlock the options
  5. Enter your password when prompted
  6. Click “Unlock”
  7. Make note of what the default setting was under “Allow Apps Downloaded From:” and then change that setting to “Anywhere”, and then click “Allow from Anywhere”
  8. Leave this menu open so that you can change it back to that default setting when you are finished


  1. Download the application from here: http://dexter.lib.mi.us/wifi/Mac-print-control.zip
  2. Open your downloads folder, click on install Mac-print-control.mpkg
  3. Install Apple Mac Print Control and Accept all the default options


  1. Find and open PrintControlApp (Open Finder->Applications)
  2. Login with a library card or guest pass








  1. Open document that needs to be printed
  2. Choose Print (Command+P)
  3. Select Wireless Printer
  4. A confirmation box will appear briefly




5. Go to the Print Release Station upstairs to collect your print job

Wi-Fi Printing – Windows


1. You may leave this screen open, but close any other open programs by clicking the “X” in the top-right corner of the screen.

2. Click this link and install the program that it downloads.


1. After installing, the program will open automatically in the bottom right corner of your screen (see step #4 for what it looks like.)  On future visits to the Library, you will have to launch the program manually running the program “Wireless Print System.”  The easiest way to find it is by clicking your “Start” button in the bottom left corner of the screen and then typing “wireless print” and then clicking it in the search results.














2. Click “Start Print Session” in the bottom-right corner of your screen




3. Enter your card number (or visitor pass number) and pin.  ****VERY IMPORTANT**** Click “SmartAlec Wireless Print” and it will turn blue.  If you miss this step, it will not work. Click OK.








1. Bring up whatever you wanted to print, click print inside that program

2. When it prompts you which printer to use, choose “Wireless Printer” and then left-click “Print”














3. Collect your print job from the print release station

Reading Groups

Library Director’s (Paul McCann) Group

Meetings are typically held on the third Monday of each month, September through June, at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted.  Registration is required.  Contact Paul McCann at 734-426-4477 (ext 111) for further information.

Lisa Ryan’s Groups

Somewhere in Time Book Club

This history focused book discussion club meets the second Monday of every month from 7:00- 8:30 in the DDL lower level meeting room and will focus on different times and places in history.  This is a nonfiction reading group, but some quality historical fiction may also be included from time to time.

Registration is required.  Contact Lisa Ryan 734-426-4477 at (ext 119) for further information.

Better Off Read Book Club

This general reading book discussion club meets the third Thursday of every month from 1:00-2:30 in the DDL lower level meeting room. This is a general reading group and it will focus on a selection of books from many different genres.

Registration is required.  Contact Lisa Ryan 734-426-4477 at (ext 119) for further information.

Fax Service

The Dexter District Library offers public faxing service for patrons:

  1. Pre-pay for faxes at the first floor circulation desk
  2. The fax machine is located at the second floor reference desk
  3. The library will provide outgoing fax service only (no incoming faxes will be received)
  4. The cost for this service will be 20 cents per page
  5. Generic cover sheets will be provided at no charge or patrons may provide their own

Computer and Internet Access


Computers for Public Use:
The Dexter District Library has 11 public use computer terminals for Adults, 4 public use computer terminals for teens, and 4 public use computer terminals for children.  These computers have Windows 10 and are loaded with the Microsoft Office 2016 suite.  Full color printing is available for $0.20 a page.  Black & White printing now available at $0.10 a page.

General Rules for Internet Use:

  1. Hardware and Software settings may not be changed.
  2. Users will respect all copyright laws.
  3. Users saving files from the Internet to their own disks do so at their own risk. The Library assumes no responsibility for viruses transmitted from the Internet to disks through the use of Library computers.
  4. Any users caught hacking into computer systems or disrupting the functions of other computer systems will have their Internet use privileges revoked.
  5. Users will not use the Library terminals to violate any Federal, state or local laws or to engage in unethical behavior.
  6. Users can be held financially liable for damage to the Library’s equipment and software.


Wi-Fi Printing Directions

Click here for Dexter District Library Homepage

Wireless Printing

First Time User:
1. Click Here for Windows users



2. Click Here for Mac OSX users




3. For Android devices version 4.4.2 and newer. Click Here





4. For iPhone, iPad, iPod users, Click Here




Returning User:
1. Start the Wireless printing app (Windows: “Wireless print system” | Mac: “PrintControl.app” | Android/IOS: “Smart Alec” app)
2. Log in with your library card + pin, click “SmartAlec Wireless Print” on Windows/Mac.
3. Print to the Wireless Printer (Windows Mac) / Smart Alec Printer (Android/IOS)
4. Collect print job(s) at print release station.  You must have money on your account in order to collect the print job(s).  $0.10/page for B&W and $0.20/page for full color.  Pay at the circulation desk on the first floor.

Uninstalling Print Module from your device:
If you no longer need Library Wireless printing and are ready to uninstall the print module from your device, follow these steps:

Windows Users: Go to Start –> Programs –> Wireless Library Print System –> Uninstall Wireless Library Print System. This will completely remove the print module from your wireless device.

Mac Users: To uninstall, simply drag “Print Control” to the Trash

Android: Go to Settings -> Apps -> Smart Alec -> Uninstall

IOS: Push and hold the Smart Alec app icon, push the X in the corner.

Supervision and Behavior of Children in the Library

An Amplification of the Library’s Rules of Behavior

The Dexter District Library is strongly committed to the provision of services to children and desires children of all ages have positive library experiences. However, the Library is a busy public facility and Library staff cannot assume responsibility for the supervision, safety or entertainment of children who use it.

A parent or other adult accompanying a child in the Library is expected to prevent the child from running, making excessive noise, crying, pulling books from shelves, pounding on computer equipment or otherwise behaving disruptively. If the parent or caregiver cannot control the behavior of the child, both will lose Library privileges pursuant to the procedures set forth in the Patron Behavior Policy.

Children five years of age or younger must be under the direct supervision of a parent or other adult (age 18 years or older) at all times. When a child of this age attends Library programs, the parent or other adult must remain in the Library and be readily available to provide supervision or remove the child if necessary.

Children ages six through eleven may use all areas of the Library alone, but a parent or other adult must be on the Library premises.

Children aged twelve and over are welcome to use the Library without an adult on the premises.

All children, whether accompanied by an adult or parent or using the Library alone, must observe the rules that govern Library use, including but not limited to the Library’s Rules of Behavior Policy and Internet Use Policy.

The Library is not meant to be a substitute baby-sitter. Children visiting the Library alone are welcome to remain as long as desired, provided the child is busy reading, writing, doing school work or using other library resources. Children who become boisterous, undisciplined, uncontrollable or otherwise in violation of any Library policy may lose Library privileges.

Children who are not picked up within 15 minutes after the Library closes will be referred to the Sheriff’s station to wait for a ride.