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Technology Resources

 

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Technology Reference | Public Computers | Computer Software | Coeling Computer Center | Laptop Checkouts | Scanning | Faxing Printing & Copying | 3D Printing | Wi-Fi Hot Spots | Microfilm | Quick Charging Station | Self Checkout Station

The Charlevoix Public Library has a variety of technology resources to fit your needs. From software to hardware we will do our best to make sure that you have all you need.

Technology Reference

Our librarians at the Adult Information Services desk would be happy to help you with any device or technology questions you have. Please feel free to bring your device to the Adult Information Services desk and we will help you as much as we are able. If you feel you need 1-on-1 help with your technology, please call 231-237-7340 and we can set you up an appointment with Roger Gowell or Talia Hofacker. 

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Public Computers

There are a total of 30 computers available for public use within the building. 

  • Adult Area: 10
  • Coeling Computer Center: 10
  • Teen Lounge: 5
  • Youth Area: 4
  • AWE Computers: 4
  • Michigan Room: 1

The Michigan Room Computer is hooked up to a document, photograph, and film scanner and is reserved for patrons using that scanner or conducting research within the Michigan Room. The computers in the Teen and Youth area are reserved for Teen and Youth users respectively. 

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Computer Software

We have a variety of software and programs available on our computers available to the public.

  • Windows 10 or Windows 7 operating system
  • Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher)
  • Open Office
  • GIMP (photo editing)
  • iTunes
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Either Cyberlink or Roxio CD/DVD burning software

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Coeling Computer Center

The Coeling Computer Center is the computer lab of the Charlevoix Public Library. There are 10 public computers available for use here. The Coeling Computer Center is also available to be rented for classroom use. It is equipped with a projector that is hooked up to a teacher computer that can be used to teach technology classes. During these classes the Coeling Computer Center is closed for public use.

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Laptop Checkouts

Laptops are available for in-library checkout in the Youth and Adult areas. To check one out, please ask the Adult Information Services Desk or Youth Services Desk. 

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Scanning Devices

There are two scanners available for use within the library. The first scanner is located against the Mason Street wall of the Adult area next to the large study room. This scanner has the capability of scanning and sending documents to your email, Google Drive, or USB flash drive. 

The Michigan Room scanner can scan documents, negatives, film, and slides. The computer also contains special software designed to work with these types of scans and has the ability to scan a typed document and convert it into a separate Word document to edit if needed. Please talk to a reference librarian if you need help using this scanner.

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Faxing

The library does provide faxing services, both sending and receiving.

Sending a fax costs $1.00 per fax and can be done at the public copier, located against the Mason Street wall of the Adult area next to the large study room.

Receiving a fax costs 10¢ per page and faxes can be sent to 231-547-0678.

Printing & Copying

The library’s public computers are able to send documents to our public printer. The charge for printing from this printer is 10¢ for black and white or color.

In addition to printing from the library’s computers, you can also print from your personal devices, like laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Mobile Print Instructions If you are just printing from your own laptop, you can go to our Mobile Print site here.

A public copier is also available and is located against the Mason Street wall of the Adult area next to the large study room (it is also our scanner). Copies from this machine are 10¢ regardless of color or black and white.

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3D Printing

3D printing information can be found here.

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Wi-Fi Hot Spots

The library currently has 10 Wi-Fi Hot Spots available for checkout by adult Charlevoix card holders in good standing. 7 are available for holds and 3 are classified as “Lucky Day” Hot Spots and cannot be held through the catalog. These are available for a one week checkout. The hot spots use 3G and 4G wireless signals, the same as most smartphones, to create a mobile Wi-Fi network that you can then connect to on various Wi-Fi enabled devices, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Within the library they are found on the the top shelf of our Feature Films section in the DVD area across from Information Services. If no box is on the shelf then all are checked out and you can place a hold on one from our catalog. 

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Microfilm

Our microfilm machine is located in the Michigan Room and is available for public use. Printing from the microfilm is available on this computer for the standard rate of 10¢ for black and white and $1.00 for color.

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Quick Charging Station

The library has a public charging station available right next to the main entrance. The cords are compatible with most common devices.

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Self Checkout Station

A self checkout station is available on the counter across from the main entrance. You can check out all materials except DVDs, videogames, and Wi-Fi hot spots at this station.

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