Technology

Explore the variety of technology resources available at CLPL

Wi-Fi

  • With your Wi-Fi-enabled device, you can use the Library’s free Wi-Fi service
  • Your device may automatically detect our network: CLPLWIFI
  • No username or password is required
  • Printing from Wi-Fi-enabled devices is available using our web printing service

Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots

  • Portable devices that enable CLPL cardholders to connect to free internet service in their home or other locations for up to two weeks
  • Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots may be checked out at the Circulation Desk
  • Holds can be placed through the CLPL catalog
  • Checkouts are limited to one per CLPL Library card
  • Checkout period is two weeks with no renewals
  • Late fee is $5 per day

Computers, copiers, scanners, and printers available for in-Library use

  • Computers with Microsoft Office 2013 software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
  • Other software available on select computers – Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • Copiers – black & white and color options; scanning and emailing capability
  • Printer – black & white and color options

Remote printing (ePrintIt)

  • Send print jobs from home, smartphone, or other locations to the CLPL printer

Tablets and AWE Computers available for in-Library use

  • Preloaded with software for preschool and school-age children

Conversion equipment available for in-Library use

  • 8mm Digital Converter  – convert 8mm or Super8mm film
    • Diameter of reel must be less than 5 inches
    • Conversion takes approximately 10 minutes per minute of film (3 minute reel takes about 30 minutes)
    • Please bring a USB flash drive or SDHC card (Secure Digital High Capacity card – 32GB or less) to save the files
  • VHS to DVD – transfer personal VHS movies to DVD format
    • Conversion time is 1:1 (1 hour recording takes 1 hour to convert)
    • Requires a DVD-RW
  • Photo Scanner – quickly scan your print photographs and save to a USB or upload to Dropbox or Google Drive
  • Multi-card reader – insert photo cards from your camera or phone to view on a computer and save to USB

Microfilm reader available for in-Library use

Assistive technology available for in-Library use

  • Galileo Reading Machine – scans printed material and reads it out loud
  • CCTV Magnifying System – enlarges books, magazines, letters, photos and objects (pill bottles, coins, jewelry) to assist those with low vision
  • JAWS – software that reads text out loud from word processing documents or the Internet
  • MAGic – software that magnifies text from word processing documents or the Internet up to 16x the original size
  • MAGic compatible keyboard – provides software-specific keyboard shortcuts and specific task buttons
  • PocketTalker – hand-held device that focuses and amplifies sound so individuals can enjoy conversation one-on-one

Other equipment available for checkout