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We offer a variety of technology for public use at our Central Library and branch locations, including:

Computer Access 

Public computers are unavailable at this time.


Free wireless Internet access is available throughout the Library and has been extended to our parking lots. Just select the network named LIBRARY; no password needed.

Mobile Hotspots

Access the internet wherever you need it with our mobile hotspots! Wirelessly connect up to 10 devices and browse the internet for hours with unlimited data.

Reserve a hotspot online now or stop by the checkout desks at the Central Library to see if one is available. 

  • You must be a Schaumburg Library cardholder with an adult or teen card (children's cards cannot be used for hotspots)
  • Checkout limit of 1
  • 14-day loan
  • Reservable, but not for a certain date
  • No renewals
  • $1 fine per day
  • Do not return through the bookdrops. Hotspots must be returned in-person or at the drive-up window during normal operating hours.

Printers and Copiers

Printers and copiers are available for public use at all Library locations. 

Black and white prints cost 10¢ per side for letter (8 ½" by 11") and legal (8 ½" by 14") sizes. Color prints are 50¢ per side. 

You can pay for your printouts at the print station with cash or a credit card.

Wireless printing allows you to send a print job to the Library from anywhere. Upload your document and pick it up at any Library location. You'll pay when you pick it up.

Printing an email? Just forward it to us. For black and white, email Send color jobs to

Digital Production Studio 

Our Digital Studio is unavailable at this time. Please check back as we continue to evaluate our services. We hope to have it open again soon!

Digital Equipment Collection

Schaumburg Library cardholders can check out a lighting kit, tripod, and more as part of our Digital Media Equipment Collection. Available items are in a display case on the second floor near the Reference Desk, although some larger items are kept in a staff-only area – just ask a librarian and we'll grab it for you.

Search our catalog for a complete list of equipment. Check out period is 7 days, but the items are eligible for renewal.

3-D Printer 

Our 3-D printer is currently unavailable.

VHS and Other Tape Transfers 

Our in-library video transfer equipment is unavailable due to our limited services during the pandemic, but we have at-home kits available for checkout.


Need to use an old-school typewriter? We have one available at the Central Library. Call (847) 923-3347 or ask at the second-floor Information Desk for more information. 

Fax Machine 

We offer self-service faxing at the Central Library for $1 per page.

Microfilm Reader

Use the microfilm reader/printer at the Central Library to view our collection of historical publications, including the Daily HeraldChicago Tribune and Wall Street Journal.