Services_Technology

Computers

The library currently has more than 40 computers on the first floor that are available for Internet browsing, Microsoft Office applications, color and black-and-white printing, and more. The library also has laptop computers that are available for checkout for use within the building. 

The children’s library on the second floor offers two sets of computers for children up to sixth grade. There are ten computers with preselected, age-appropriate educational games installed. There are six additional computers with Internet access, databases tailored to homework projects, word processing and a shared printer to print school reports.

Wireless Internet Access

Wireless Internet access is available throughout the entire library for customers who bring their own mobile computers and devices. No password is needed but acceptance of the library’s Internet Use Policy will be required.

WiFi Hotspot Pilot Program

The Library has fifteen WiFi Hotspots that patrons can check out for one week and provides unlimited data over a 4G/3G signal on the Sprint network. Patrons can place holds on Hotspots and renew them up to three times if there are no current holds on the devices.

Printing/Mobile Printing

Printing is available on either floor at a cost of $0.15/page for black and white print jobs, and $0.25/page for color print jobs. Print jobs can be released on either floor.

The library also offers printing from laptops, smartphones, and tablets both here in the library or from your home to one of the Library's public printers. If you're on a laptop in the library or on your home computer, go to our Print Service Page to print. If you're working from a smartphone or tablet, you'll need to download the free PrinterOn app from the Apple or Android app store. Click here for more information on mobile printing. If you have questions you can call or stop by the Reference Desk for help.

Scanning and Faxing

The library has a BookScan scanning station which allows users to scan books, documents and photos into .pdf, Word or jpeg files. Those files can then be sent to the print station ($0.15/page for black-and-white pages; $0.25/page for color), saved to a personal USB drive, uploaded to a Google Documents account, emailed, or faxed. Faxing from the scan station has a cost of $0.25/page for US/Canadian fax numbers or $1.00/page for international faxes. The station cannot receive faxes. 

Microfilm Readers/Printing

There are two digital readers available on the same wall as our rotating art collection capable of reading and printing microfilm and microfiche. Printing from the microfilm readers is black and white at a cost of $0.15/page. 

Photocopier

The library currently has one black and white copier located near the BookScan station on the first floor. Copies are $0.15/page. A change machine which accepts $1 and $5 bills is available in the lobby.

3D Printing

The library owns a MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer that it uses for program enhancements. This 3D printer is not currently available for public use but feel free to ask for a demo.

The children's library has a LulzBot Mini 3D Printer available for patrons 7th grade or younger. Our policy about the usage of the children's 3D Printer provides more details about the program.

iPads

The library has more than 20 iPads that it uses in conjunction with children's and teen programming. The iPads have a mix of free and pay apps including Codea, Minecraft, GarageBand, iMovie, Don't Let the Pigeon Run This App!, Teacher for a Day, and many more. Please contact the children's department at 262-524-3680 if you have more questions.