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Computers & WiFi
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.
Computers in both labs also have Microsoft Office 2019 installed on them including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, 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.
Free WiFi is available throughout the Library and outside 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!
Color and black and white printing is available in both the Adult Computer Lab and the Youth Computer Lab. The cost per page is 10c for black and white and 25c for color.
Print from Anywhere
Send a print job from a computer, laptop, or mobile device using the Library's free WiFi or from home. Print jobs will stay in the print queue for 24 hours before being automatically deleted. The cost per page is 10c for black / white and 25c for color.
Need assistance? Read our helpful instructions on how to print remotely to the Elk Grove Village Public Library.
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 10c for black / white and 25c 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.
The Library has black and white and color copiers available next to the Computer Monitor Desk by the Adult Computer Lab. These machines take cash ($1, $5, and $10 bills only) and change. Funds may also be loaded onto an Elk Grove Village Public Library card. Credit or debit cards are not accepted. Please ask staff at the Computer Monitor Desk for assistance with loading funds or making copies.
For your faxing needs, use the SimpleScan station that's located in the Adult Computer Lab. The cost per page is $1. A cover letter counts as one page and must be purchased.
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.