We offer a variety of technology for public use at our Central Library and branch locations, including:
We offer Internet access, Microsoft Office, printing, scanning and more on desktop computers located on the second floor of the Central Library and at our Hoffman Estates and Hanover Park branch locations. We also have computer stations just for children available in kidsZone.
Use your Library card to log on to any computer. Don't have a card? Get a guest pass from our Computer Assistance Desk.
Most adult-area computers are available for up to five hours per person per day.
You may check out one of our laptops, which have no time limit, to use anywhere within the building. Laptops are available at the Central Library Computer Assistance Desk, Teen Place or kidsZone Information Desk, as well as both the Hoffman Estates and Hanover Park branches.
Free wireless Internet access is available throughout the Library. Just select the network named LIBRARY; no password needed.
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
- 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.
Digital Production Studio
Use the Digital Production Studio, located inside the Central Library Teen Place, to record your audio and video projects – all equipment provided! This includes:
Teleprompter (we use Imaginary Sense software)
First time using the Digital Production Studio? We can help you learn how to use the equipment! Please fill out a brief form and we'll reach out to you.
If you already know your way around the studio, Schaumburg Library cardholders can reserve the studio using our online room reservation system. SD cards rated Class 10 or higher are required (UHS-1 preferred). SD card kits are available for checkout; please request at time of booking.
Questions? Send an email to @email.
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.
Send us a 3-D object file, and we can make you a print with our Makerbot 3-D printer!
Complete our 3-D Print Request Form to send us your file.
We accept .stl or .obj files.
Print time cannot exceed five hours.
Base price is $1 plus the weight of the item in grams (10¢ per gram).
Pay upon pickup. Failure to pay will result in a one-month suspension from 3-D printing.
Allow one week to receive your finished model.
Questions? Send an email to @email.
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.
We offer self-service faxing at the Central Library for $1 per page.
Use the microfilm reader/printer at the Central Library to view our collection of historical publications, including the Daily Herald, Chicago Tribune and Wall Street Journal.