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Computers & Technology

NOTE: In order to meet social distancing guidelines to keep our staff and patrons safe, computer use is limited to 2 hours per person per day. In addition, a keyboard and mouse must be checked out from the IT desk to use a computer. Keyboards and mice will be wiped clean after each use.

Computers & WiFi

Internet Computers

The Library has internet computers available in both the Adult Computer Lab and the Youth Computer Lab. Use of these computers is free of charge. Computers in the Adult Lab are unfiltered. Computers in Youth Services allow filtered internet access only. Parental permission is required for internet use for children ages 17 and under.

Software

Computers in both labs also have Microsoft Office 2016 installed on them including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Publisher. In addition, the Youth Computer Lab has two (2) game computers. The Adult Computer Lab has two (2) graphics computers available with all Adobe Creative Cloud programs installed on them. Priority will be given to users with web-authoring and graphics software needs.

WiFi

Free WiFi is available throughout the Library and outside as far as the first two rows in our South parking lot. It is available 24/7 even after we are closed. See the map below for the service area outside (indicated in red). No password is required. Just connect to "egvpl-hotspot" from your personal computer or mobile device and enjoy!

Library wifi range outside

Use of the library's internet computers and WiFi is subject to our Internet Use Policy and WiFi Use Policy.


Printing & Remote Printing

Printing is available in both Adult and Youth Computer Labs. The cost per page is 10¢ for black / white and 25¢ for color.

Remote / wireless printing is also available at the library. Print remotely from your computer or laptop using the library's free WiFi, or send print jobs to the library from your home. The cost per page is 10¢ for black / white and 25¢ for color. Print jobs will stay in the print queue for 2 hours before being automatically deleted. Need assistance? Read our helpful instructions on how to print remotely to the Elk Grove Village Public Library.


Scanning

The library has several scanners available for use in the Adult Computer Lab. Scanning is free at the library. Need to print? The cost per page is 10¢ for black / white and 25¢ for color.

A computer with a flatbed scanner for documents and a Kodak scanner for photos is available in the Adult Computer Lab. Priority will be given to patrons who need to use this computer for scanning purposes.

The Adult Computer Lab also has a SimpleScan station, a standalone scanner with a self-guiding touchscreen. Save or send your scans to email, a flash drive, smart devices, Dropbox, and more. Files can be saved as MP3 (text-to-audio), PDF (searchable), Word (editable), JPEG, TIFF, and other formats. SimpleScan also has the ability to translate scanned documents into different languages.


Copiers

The library has black / white copiers available next to the Periodicals Desk in Adult Services. These machines take cash ($1 and $5 bills only) and change. Funds may be loaded onto an Elk Grove Village Public Library card. Credit or debit cards are not accepted. Please ask staff at the Periodicals Desk for assistance with loading funds or making copies.


Faxing

The library offers a fax machine for public use (for sending only, not receiving). It is located next to the copiers in Adult Services. The cost of the first page is $1.75, and $1 more per each additional page. A cover letter counts as one page and must be purchased. All major credit and debit cards are accepted. Pre-loaded fax cards are also available for purchase at the Circulation Desk for use with the fax machine in the following increments:

  • $1.75 (1 page)
  • $2.75 (2 pages)
  • $3.75 (3 pages)
  • $4.75 (4 pages)
  • $5.75 (5 pages)
  • $6.75 (6 pages)

Please note that if you bought a fax card and have not sent all pages on it, you may use the remaining balance leftover within 180 days from the first transaction.


Makerspace

Tap into your full creative potential by learning interesting and useful skills in Elk Lab, the Library's makerspace. It has 3D printers, sewing machines, cutting and carving machines, electronic starter kits, and other maker tools and equipment. Visit the Elk Lab Makerspace page for more information.


Assistive Services and Devices

The Elk Grove Village Public Library strives to create a welcoming space - both physical and virtual - for people of all abilities. In addition to our building being ADA compliant, the library offers a variety of assistive services and devices and web accessible features to the community.

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