Using Library Technology

Q: How can I get access to the Library's computers?
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In order to use the full-service Library computers, adults must have a full-service Library card or purchase a 60 minute technology pass. Due to our borrowing agreements with the Maitland Public Library, Orange County Library System and Rollins College, adult reciprocal cardholders do not have free computer access. If you are a reciprocal cardholder, contact your home library to ask about using their computers or purchase a 60 minute technology pass. Our technology pass may be purchased for $5.00. All 60 minutes must be used on the day purchased.

Please note: A one-time,30 minute courtesy computer pass is available for visitors. Additionally, all children or students between the ages of 0-18 can use the Library's full-service computers regardless of their cardholder status.

Q: What features, operating system and software are the Library computers equipped with?
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The computers are all loaded with Windows 7 and include the following software: Microsoft Office 2013 (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Adobe Reader, Internet Explorer, and the Library catalog. The computer stations are all connected to a printer with black and white and color printing capabilities. 

Q: Does the Library offer printing, copying, scanning and faxing?
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The Library offers printing, copying and scanning; however, we do not offer faxing services at this time.

The printer can be found on the first floor near the Research Desk. Full-service card holders may use the Library's computers to print; all patrons may print wirelessly from their laptops. Prints may be made on letter (8.5"x11") or legal (8.5"x14") sized paper. Black and white prints are 15 cents per page and color prints are 50 cents per page, regardless of page size.

The copier, which also acts as a scanner, is located on the first floor by the Information Desk. Copies and scans are only available in black and white. Copies are 15 cents per page. To use the scanner, users must provide an email address to which the scanner may send the scanned files. Additionally, while use of the scanner is free, patrons must provide a coin to activate the machine which can be returned at the end of use. Scanning instructions are located on the copy machine.

Q: Does the Library have wireless Internet (WiFi) service?
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Yes. The Library offers free, unlimited wireless internet use. No password, library card or sign up is required. WiFi and mobile printing are also available. 

Q: Does the Library offer assistance using the computers or software?
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Library staff are happy to assist you with logging on to computers and helping you access and learn about Library-provided databases and online services. For additional computer or software training, see a Public Technology Assistant or ask a Librarian about upcoming technology classes being offered at the Library.

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