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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 laptop, tablet or smart phone to the Adult Information Services desk and we will help you as much as we are able. 

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Public Computers

There are a total of 31 computers available for public use within the building. You may login with your library card and pin.  Guests can get a free computer pass at the main circulation desk and the adult services desk.

  • Adult Area: 9
  • Coeling Computer Center: 8
  • Teen Lounge: 5
  • Youth Area: 4
  • AWE Early Literacy Computers: 4
  • Michigan Room: 1

The Michigan Room Computer is connected 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 
  • Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher)
  • Microsoft office 365
  • Open Office
  • Photo editing
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Google Chrome/Gmail/You Tube
  • 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 8 recently upgraded public computers available for use.  The Coeling Computer Center is also available as a rental for classroom use. It is equipped with a projector connected to a teaching 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 use in the Youth and Adult areas. To check one out, please ask at the Adult Information Services Desk or Youth Services Desk. 

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Scanning Devices

There are two self-service scanners available for use within the library. The first scanner is part of the copier/scanner/fax machine, located against the Mason Street wall of the Adult area. This scanner has the capability of scanning and sending documents to any email.

The Michigan Room scanner can scan documents, film negatives, and slides. The computer contains special software designed to work with these types of scans and has the ability to scan a typed paper 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 can assist you with both sending and receiving faxes.  The copier/scanner/fax machine is a self-service station.

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. If you are printing from your own laptop, tablet or smart phone, you can go to our Mobile Print site here.  These prints can be sent remotely and must be picked up within 24 hours.

For instructions on downloading the app for printing at the library, please click here:  Mobile Print Instructions 

In addition, the printer serves as a self-service public copier. Copies from this machine are 10¢ each (color or black and white).

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3D Printing

The library has two 3D printers.  3D printing information can be found here.

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Wi-Fi Hotspots

Wi-Fi Hotspots are available for checkout by adult Charlevoix card holders in good standing. These are available for a one week checkout. The hotspots use 3G and 4G wireless signals.  All hot spots create a mobile Wi-Fi network on which you can then connect to Wi-Fi enabled devices, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Within the library, the hotspots are found on the the top shelf of our feature films DVD section across from Information Services. If no box is on the shelf, all the hotspots are checked out. Hotspots are first come, first served. There are no holds allowed. One hotspot, per household, per month, please.

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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 or 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, video games, and Wi-Fi hot spots at this station.

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