Need Tech help? Tech Tuesdays might be for you!
Stop in on the second Tuesday of the month to get FREE personal training on your e-reader, laptop, tablet or smart phone at our Tech Tuesday table. We also offer individual one-hour appointments on all other Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m, and Thursdays at 6 p.m. To schedule an appointment either stop by or call Information & Reference at 715-839-5004.
We can help you with:
- Using your personal devices, such as eReaders, tablets, laptops, and smartphones
- Basic computer skills
- How to save files to a USB flashdrive
- Office productivity software (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, presentations)
- Internet searching
- Library resources
- Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest)
Due to limitations in staffing, there are a number of computer issues that we are not equipped to assist with. At this time, we are not able to:
- Run diagnostics
- Troubleshoot (unless it is related to library databases, Overdrive, etc.)
- Install software unrelated to library services
Wi-Fi Hotspots are available to check out at the library!
The library loans Wi-Fi Hotspots, which provide Internet access at home or on the go, and are compatible with most laptops, smartphones, and tablets.
Library cardholders, ages 18 and up, may borrow a Wi-Fi Hotspot for 14-day check out by placing a hold through the MORE catalog, or by contacting Information & Reference at 715-839-5004. Instructions for use are provided with the device, which is portable so you can connect your device anywhere the Sprint network provides coverage. Check their coverage map for details.
Wi-Fi Hot Spot Guidelines
Wi-Fi Hotspot Agreement Form
Don’t forget to explore our other technology offerings.
Each iPad Air is Wi-Fi compatible and pre-loaded with 20 e-book titles, 4 audiobooks and dozens of free apps and shortcuts to websites. The iPad Airs are available for a 14-day loan period or for a 4-hour in-library use and holds may be placed on the iPad Airs that check out for 14 days. iPad Airs for in-library use only are on a first-come, first-served basis.
The goal of the iPad Air lending program is to provide library customers with opportunities to gain familiarity and comfort with new technology that allows them to make use of alternative methods of enjoying the written and spoken word and to more fully explore the Internet and its vast resources.
Laptops for In-House Use
Laptops are available for in-house use. Library cardholders in good standing, ages 18 and up, may borrow a laptop to use for up to four hours in the library. For more information, see the Laptop In-House Use Guidelines and Laptop In-House Borrowing Agreement.
Internet & WiFi
The library provides Internet access and Microsoft Office Suite products on 24 computers in the Reference area, 3 in Young Adult, and 12 in Youth Services. Two computers dedicated to genealogy research are also available in the Barland Room, located behind the Information & Reference desk. Wi-Fi is available throughout the library – no password required!
Print & Copy
All Internet computers are connected to a printer – sorry, no color printing available. Several wireless printers are available throughout the library. The first ten pages are free and additional pages are ten cents each. Two self-service copiers are also available; copies are ten cents each.
Scan & Fax
Try our self-service fax machine (per page charges apply) or use our free self-service scanner to email or save a photo or document.