With the province of Ontario launching its mandatory presentation of a vaccination record along with a photo ID for admittance in public indoor establishments and events this week, all Toronto Public Library branches are offering to print COVID-19 immunization receipts free of charge.
According to a tweet from the Toronto Public Library on Tuesday, the printing fee of $0.15 per page will be waived for individuals looking to print a physical copy of their immunization records. This waiving of the printing fee is to help facilitate the provincial mandate of showing a vaccination record and a photo ID to access public places and events.
Apart from the free printing of immunization records, all Toronto Public Library branches will also provide free Wi-Fi and public computer access for downloading documents.
This move by the Toronto Public Library is aimed at helping residents who don’t have a mobile phone store the PDF file for their immunization records and those who don’t own printers at home. Residents using the “print at home” option can also inform the staff they are speaking with via phone that the printed document is an immunization receipt so that the printing charge will be waived.
Moreover, the public libraries of the neighboring city of Hamilton have also started providing free printing COVID-19 immunization receipts for users on Tuesday.