Computer Services

 

Wi-Fi
The entire Library is a Wi-Fi hotspot. All are welcome to bring their laptops into the Library, find a comfortable spot, and use the internet at no charge and with no restrictions.

Free Computer Classes
The Bensenville Public Library hosts a variety of computer classes for beginners! Classes are free, and topics range from beginner internet usage to enhancing your Photoshop skills. For more information about our current computer classes being offered, please call the Library or check out our seasonal program guide.

Public Access Computers
The Library provides public access computers for all. Each computer has full and unrestricted internet access (see our internet agreement form) as well as the Microsoft Office Suite. There is no charge to use a public access computer, and computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. (NOTE: Patrons under the age of 18 must present their school ID.) All computers print to a color and black and white printer; prints cost $.25 for color and $.10 for black and white. A computer monitor is on duty at all times to help with problems and to explain procedures.

Remote Printing
Don’t have a printer at home? Printer jammed or not working? Send a document from any computer anywhere in the world to print on the Library’s public access printer. To print remotely, simply go to the Library’s website and click on the Print to the Library link. Follow the directions, and in minutes your document will be available for printing at the Library. It will not actually print until you arrive at the Library and enter the password you created, so there is never any danger of confidentiality being compromised.

Simple Scan Station
Do you have photos or documents that need to be saved digitally? The Library has a Simple Scan Station available in the computer lab.  This station allows users to scan photos and documents as a PDF or word document to their emails, to a flash drive, or directly to a color or black/white printer. Scanning is free; printing costs will only apply if you send the documents to our printers.

Digital Media Lab
The Digital Media Lab was constructed with creative patrons in mind. Use the lab to work on various digital media projects including:

  • Videos (Final Cut X, iMovie)
  • Music (Pro Tools 10, Garage Band, Mackie 12-channel mixer)
  • Screenplays (Final Draft)
  • Photo editing (Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Creative Suite CS6)
  • VHS to DVD conversion

The lab is open to all who are in high school or older. Photo ID is required to use the lab, and reservations are recommended.

 

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