Computers and Technology

Assistive Technology | Chromebook/Laptop/iPad Check Out | Classes and Tech Help | Earbuds and USB Drives | iMac Creation Stations | Microfilm | Printers/Copiers | Public Computers/WiFi | Scanning/Faxing | Wireless Printing

 

Assistive Technology

  • Located in the upper level of the Central library, the north area includes magnifiers and an electronic magnifier (CCTV).
  • Near the nonfiction desk is an adaptive computer which includes a large-print keyboard, Dragon and Jaws software.

 

Chromebook / Laptop / iPad Check Out

  • The library offers various devices for checkout depending on location
  • Inquire at a staff desk or call your local branch for availability

The Basics

  • Devices check out for one hour at a time
  • Devices may be renewed once as long as there are no other patrons waiting
  • Overdue fines of $1.00 per hour will start immediately after the checkout period ends
  • 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, if a minor) for the duration of the checkout period
  • Borrowers must have a matching MCL library account and valid Photo ID present. Valid ID’s include:
    • Driver’s License
    • Passport
    • School ID
    • State ID
    • Military ID
    • Work Release ID
  • Fines 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 including Basic Computer, Microsoft Office and Social Media.
  • Classes are offered at several library locations.
  • If you need assistance registering for a class, please call 970-243-4442.

Tutorials

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

Individual Assistance

  • We have several options for one-on-one technology assistance, including our Book a Librarian service and some scheduled assistance at branches. Please call 970-243-4442 to find out more.

Tech Table

  • Our Tech Table at the Central Library is available for those needing quick one-on-one help for a variety of tech topics including social media, smartphones and ebooks.  Tech Table times are:
    • Every Tuesday from 12-2 pm
    • 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 5-6 pm
  • No appointment necessary; first-come, first-served.

 

Earbuds and USB Drives

  • Earbuds ($1.25) and 2-GB flash drives ($8) 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

 

Microfilm

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

 

Printers/Copiers

Each library has black and white printers and copiers available.

Costs for printing/copying are:

  • .15/page for 8.5x11and Legal (8.5×14)

Payment options:

  • Coins or bills in the printer/copiers directly.

Wireless Printing

  • Available at the Central Library only.
  • Please see instructions or ask a staff member for assistance.

 

Public Computers / WiFi

  • Public Windows computers with Internet access are available at all library locations. A library card is required to use these computers.  Out of town visitors may request a guest pass.

Public computers have the following software installed:

  • Windows 8 or 10
  • Microsoft Office suite
  • Adobe Reader
  • Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome
  • GIMP (open-source photo editor)

Wifi Access

  • Wifi is available at all locations. No library card is necessary to connect to the wifi network.

 

Scanning/Faxing

Scanning

  • 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.

Faxing

  • Free online fax service is available through Got Free Fax (Fax limit is 10 pages per fax, up to 5 times per day)
  • USB’s are available to borrow if you need to scan document to USB for faxing

 

 

 

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