The library currently has more than 20 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. There are four computers available in the Teen Zone.
The children’s library on the second floor offers two sets of computers for children up to sixth grade. There are ten AWE early literacy computers with preselected, age-appropriate educational games installed. There are additional computers with Internet access, databases tailored to homework projects, word processing, and a shared printer to print school reports. The children's area has an iMac available for public use as well.
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 WiFi Hotspots that patrons can check out for one week and which provide 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 one of the Library's public printers. We are changing to a new printing service. More information to come.
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. As of 2019 the BookScan can also scan and convert up to 100 different languages in text or audio files.
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.
The library currently has two black and white copiers 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.
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.
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.