Computers & Technology

Wi-Fi Network

The Library provides free public access wireless Internet (Wi-Fi). This is an open, non-encrypted network. Our Wi-Fi SSID is: GlensidePLD. When a patron connects a personal electronic device to our Wi-Fi network, our Internet Policy will apply as if the connection were being achieved using a District-owned computer.

Computers & Internet

We have 55 public computers available throughout the Library: 16 Adult computers, 10 Lab computers, 3 Express computers, 3 Teen Homework computers, 11 Teen Gaming computers and 12 Youth computers. Use of these computer is governed by our Internet Policy.

Copy/Scan/Print/Fax

The Library offers self-serve copying, scanning, printing, and faxing using Simple Scan machines. Simple Scan is an easy to use touch-screen scanning device that scans, saves, and sends all your documents, photos, magazines, and more. The Simple Scan Station can automatically auto-crop, auto-straighten and auto-orient each page scanned. Copy/Scan/Print/Fax prices are as follows:

COMPUTER PRINT-OUT FEES:
B&W Prints: 
Pages 1–50: Free, Pages 51+: $0.10
Color Prints: Pages 1–50: $0.10, Pages 51+: $0.30

COPY MACHINE FEES:
B&W Copies: Pages 1–50: Free, Pages 51+: $0.10
Color Copies: Pages 1–50: $0.10, Pages 51+: $0.30

OTHER FEES:
Faxing: Free
Scan to Email: Free
Scan to USB: Free
Scan to Smartphone or Tablet: Free
Scan to Google Drive: Free

Computer Classes

The Library offers computer classes on a variety of topics. You can find our scheduled offerings on our Event Calendar. You may register for classes online through the calendar or call 630-260-1550 and ask for Adult Services. Registration begins 14 days before the scheduled class date. Unless otherwise noted, all classes meet for one session and last approximately one hour. Find common computer class descriptions below:

  • Email Basics: Learn tips and tricks to better use your web-based email. If you don’t have an account, we will help you create one. Handout
  • Web Basics: Learn to be an effective user of the World Wide Web. Topics include using search engines, mapping sites, and safe practices. Presentation | Handout 
  • Word Basics: For new users. Learn to work with fonts, paragraph settings, shapes and pictures, and more. Text Handout | Objects Handout | Practice
  • Excel Basics: For new users. Learn to navigate worksheets, format data, work with cells/rows/columns, and more. Handout 
  • Excel Formulas & Functions: Create your own formulas and learn to select and use Excel’s built in functions. Basic familiarity with Excel is required. Handout | Practice
  • Excel Charts: Learn to create and modify simple Excel charts, including pie and line charts. Basic familiarity with Excel is required. HandoutPractice 
  • Excel Pivot Tables: Learn to analyze complex data with this powerful tool. Basic to intermediate familiarity with Excel is required. HandoutPractice 
  • Excel VLOOKUP: VLOOKUP, a database function, provides the ability to retrieve info from large data tables. Basic Excel familiarity required. Handout Practice
  • Using Google Apps: Save and share your work in the cloud with Google’s suite of productivity apps, including Drive, Calendar, Docs, and Sheets. An active Google/Gmail account is required. Handout 
  • PowerPoint Basics: Whether you are new to Office or need to refresh your skills, get a basic introduction to PowerPoint. Handout Images | Final Presentation

Book A Librarian

Book a librarian to assist you with new or ongoing projects. Whether you are updating a resume or scanning old photos, we are here to help! Patrons are able to book one 60-minute appointment per week. Appointment requests can be made by clicking the “Fill Out A Form” button and submitting the requested information. Alternatively, you may schedule an appointment in person or by calling 630-260-1550.

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