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

Computer Access 

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? Show an ID and get a guest pass from our Computer Assistance Desk. 

Most computers are available for up to two hours per person per day; the Central Library adult-area computers may provide extended time when available (up to 4 hours total).

Laptops

You may check out one of our laptops, which have no time limit, to use anywhere within the building. Laptops are for Schaumburg Library cardholders only and are available at the Central Library Computer Assistance Desk, Teen Place or kidsZone Information Desk. 

Wifi

Free wireless Internet access is available throughout the Library. Just select the network named LIBRARY and accept the terms; no password needed.

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. 

Staff can help you load money onto your Schaumburg Library card with cash, check or a credit card. If you are not a Schaumburg Library cardholder, we will issue you a reloadable printing 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: 

  • Green screen 

  • Teleprompter 

  • Microphones 

  • Overhead lighting 

  • A TriCaster recording system 

Library cardholders can reserve the studio by contacting Jeremy Slayton at (847) 923-3243 or emailing studio@stdl.org.  

Need training on the equipment? Jeremy can help with that, too! 

3-D Printer 

Send us a 3-D object file, and we can make you a print with our Makerbot 3-D printer! 

Have a file ready to print? Fill out our 3-D Print Request Form.

Please note: 

  • We accept .STL or .makerbot 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 print3d@stdl.org

VHS and Other Tape Transfers 

Transfer VHS, hi-8/8mm and mini DV tapes using equipment at the Library. Contact the Movies and Music Desk at (847) 923-3182 to schedule an appointment. 

Typewriter

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 faxing at the Central Library Information Desk for $1 per page.

Microfilm Reader

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