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 Department has two computer areas available for younger customers. One area contains computers with educational games and learning tools and the other area is aimed more at older children who need internet resources for homework.
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 five 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 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 our first-floor print station! 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.
Black and white printing is also available in the Children’s Department at a cost of $0.15/page.
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.
There are two digital readers available in the Local History area of the library capable of reading and printing microfilm and microfiche. Printing from the microfilm readers is black and white only at a cost of $0.15/page.
The library currently has two black and white copiers. One is located near the BookScan station on the first floor and the second is near the children's reference machines on the second floor. Copies are $0.15/page. A change machine which accepts $1 and $5 bills is available in the lobby.
The library owns a MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer that it uses for program enhancements. Our teen librarian created objects with the printer for use in different programs including the Poe story jars. Our teen librarian also worked with the teen advisory group to show them how the printer worked and what you could make with it. Our children's librarians have printed gamepieces for their game design program so the children take home their game complete with playing pieces. We also printed a chess set that assembled into a robot that was given to the winner of our youth chess competition.
The 3D printer is not currently available for public use but feel free to ask for a demo.
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.