All Toronto Public Library branches are inviting guests to print their COVID-19 immunization receipt for free as vaccine passport rules come into effect this week.
The library tweeted Tuesday that printing services would be free for anyone who needs a paper copy of their immunization records. Computer and internet services are always free, but printing usually costs $0.15 per page.
“Print your proof of vaccination for free at any library branch,” TPL said. “Free wifi and public computer access also available for downloading documents.”
— Toronto Public Library (@torontolibrary) September 20, 2021
The service will likely prove useful for people who don’t have a printer at home and who also may not have a mobile phone to present their PDF vaccination receipt.
Library users simply need to tell staff they’re printing their immunization receipt for the fee to be waived. Library guests using the print at home option can speak to staff when they pick up the document to have the fee reimbursed.
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Hamilton’s public libraries, about an hour and a half west of Toronto, will also help users print their immunization document for free.
Starting tomorrow, September 21, HPL Staff can help you print your Vaccination Certificate receipts. Print & laminate to protect your documents. If you have a red & white Ontario Health card, each branch has a designated telephone to Public Health. #HamOnthttps://t.co/DiiqNQtnz6 pic.twitter.com/Ae4EEE9ecF
— Hamilton PL (@HamiltonLibrary) September 20, 2021
Starting Wednesday, Ontarians will have to show a PDF of their vaccination record along with a photo ID to access many indoor venues, including restaurants, gyms, and cinemas.
Later this fall, residents will be able to download a custom QR code that businesses can scan.
The PDF record of immunization can be downloaded from the provincial portal.