Where Can I Send a Fax?
Local, Online, In Store, and Other Options

We’ve put together a guide to finding a place where you can send a fax.Where can I send a fax?

Whenever sending a fax to a location that you don’t have control over, it’s always important to ask questions about confidentiality and security.

Faxing Online

The simplest way to send a fax when you don’t have a fax machine is to use an online fax service. An online fax service will let you fax directly from your computer to a fax machine, without having to connect through a phone line or set up equipment.

We have a full guide on selecting an online fax service located in our online faxing section.

Faxing with a computer

A computer (along with a fax modem and phone line) can also be used as a fax machine.

Instructions vary by type of computer and operating system.

Unless faxing online, typically a fax modem as well as fax software (in some cases, such as with Windows based systems, it is already included) is needed to use a computer as a fax machine.

For more on faxing with a computer, see our page on how to fax from a computer.

Most Copy and Print Shops, as well as mailing locations, will have a fax service. Call ahead or check the website to look to see if the service is available.

The larger chains that supply this service are UPS Stores, Kinkos, and Staples.

Hotels, Hostels, & Travel Bureaus

If you are traveling, often the hotel or hostel that you are staying at will have fax facilities or be able to direct you to a place that will, or travel and tourist bureaus usually have the same information.

Libraries, post offices, convenience stores, and drug stores

Many libraries have a fax machine available for public use. In some areas only the larger more central libraries have fax services available.
Post offices generally do not offer an “official” fax service (through a branded post office service), however many of the independently run outlets offer fax as a side service.
Some drug stores and convenience stores will offer a fax service, however these days these are found less frequently (more often they are found in in rural communities or regions without any other fax service).

Friends and Family

Typically someone in your extended circle of friends will have a fax machine you can use. Call around or use social media to see who might have the equipment.

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