Computers and Technology

Assistive Technology | Chromebook/Laptop/iPad Check Out | Classes and Tech HelpDigital Conversion Station  |   Earbuds and USB Drives | iMac Creation Stations | Microfilm | Printers/Copiers | Public Computers/Wi-Fi | Scanning/Faxing | Wireless Printing

Assistive Technology

At the Central library in the non-fiction area we offer:

  • a laptop with Dragon software (must be requested in advance, email:
  • an adaptive computer which includes a large-print keyboard and Jaws software

In-library Use Chromebook/Laptop/iPad

  • In-library devices check out for two hours at a time.
  • Devices may be renewed once as long as there are no other patrons waiting.
  • Devices must stay in designated areas.
  • All devices must be returned 15 minutes before closing.

Checkout Conditions

  • We will hold the borrower’s picture ID (or responsible adult’s ID, if a minor) for the duration of the checkout period.
  • Borrowers must have a matching MCL library account and valid Photo ID present. Valid forms of ID include a:
    • Driver’s License
    • Passport
    • School ID
    • State ID
    • Military ID
    • Work Release ID
  • Fees on the borrower’s account cannot exceed $10.00.
  • Devices are only to be used by the borrower.
  • Only one device check out at a time.
  • Do not leave devices unattended.
  • For full check-out procedures, please inquire at your local library location.


Classes and Tech Help

Computer Classes

  • Computer classes are free, open to the public, and cover a variety of topics.
  • Classes are offered at several library locations.
  • If you need assistance registering for a class, please call 970-243-4442.
  • Have a suggestion for a class? Let us know!


  • Access our Technology guide for previous and current computer class handouts, basic computer tutorials, and more.

Individual Assistance

Tech Table

Tech Table is available at the Central Library and is for those needing quick one-on-one help for a variety of tech topics including social media, smartphones, and eBooks.

  • Tech Table times at the Central Library are:
    • Every Tuesday from 12-2 pm
    • No appointment necessary; first-come, first-served.


Digital Conversion Station


Earbuds and USB Drives

  • Earbuds ($1.25) and 2-GB flash drives ($3) can be purchased at all library locations.


iMacs / Creation Stations at Central

  • 3 iMacs are offered at the Central Library for the purpose of content creation:
    • 2 for adult use downstairs (cannot be used for general internet browsing or email)
    • 1 for teen use in the Teen Center
  • Sessions start at one hour and can be reserved at the information desk downstairs (Teen iMac can be reserved at Children’s Desk)
  • iMacs have the following software installed:
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe Lightroom
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe Premiere Pro
    • Adobe After Effects
    • Adobe SpeedGrade
    • Adobe Audition
    • iMovie
    • GarageBand
    • Logic Pro
    • Studio One
    • Final Cut Pro



  • 2 Microfilm readers are available at the Central Library. Files can be saved to a USB drive for free or printed (see printing fees below).



Each library has black and white printers and copiers available.

Costs for printing are as follows:

  • .15 per side for 8.5×11 and legal (8.5×14) black and white
  • .70 per side for 8.5×11 and legal (8.5×14) color (Central, Clifton or Fruita only)

Cost for copying are as follows:

  • .15 per side for 8.5×11 and legal (8.5×14) black and white
  • .70 per side for 8.5×11 and legal (8.5×14) color (Central, Clifton or Fruita only)

Payment options:

  • Coins or bills in the printer/copiers directly or at counter, depending on location.
  • Credit card at Central or Clifton locations.

Wireless Printing

  • Available at the Central, Clifton, and Fruita locations.
  • Mobile print jobs can be sent and accessed at either Central, Clifton, or Fruita print-release stations.
  • Please see instructions or ask a staff member for assistance.


Public Computers / Wi-Fi

  • Public Windows computers with Internet access are available at all library locations.
  • Your library card gives you access, or you may request a guest pass.
  • All users must abide by the Library Code of Conduct and Internet Use Policy

Public computers have the following software installed:

  • Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office suite
  • Adobe Reader
  • Firefox and Google Chrome
  • GIMP (open-source photo editor)

Wi-Fi Access

  • Wi-Fi is available at all locations. No library card is necessary to connect to the Wi-Fi network.




  • Scanning to email or USB is available at all branches except Gateway.
  • It is free to use this service.
  • Please see staff for instructions on scanning.


  • Free online fax service is available through Got Free Fax (Fax limit is 10 pages per fax, up to 5 times per day). See this handout for instructions on how to use this service.