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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? Get a guest pass from our Computer Assistance Desk. 

We have reduced the number of computers available to ensure appropriate social distancing. Please read this important information as you plan to use a public computer: 

  • Computers are available for a maximum of 3 hours per day.
  • If you need assistance while using the Library computers, please call (847) 923-3352. We will do our best to assist you over the phone or through remote connection to your computer before approaching your station to ensure appropriate social distancing.

Wifi

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

Through a partnership with the Village of Schaumburg, we've also extended Wifi access to Town Square. Connect to LIBRARY-TOWN SQUARE.

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
  • $1 fine per day

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 tbs-STDL-bw@eprintitservice.com. Send color jobs to tbs-STDL-color@eprintitservice.com.

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:

The Digital Production Studio is available by appointment for Schaumburg Library cardholders only. Please fill out a brief form and we'll reach out to you to schedule your appointment.

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. The available items are on display on the kiosk in front of the new books. The dummy case can be exchanged for the equipment at the check out desk. 

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 

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.

Please note:

  • 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 7 days to receive your finished model.

Questions? Send an email to @email.

VHS and Other Tape Transfers 

Transfer VHS, Video8/8mm and mini DV tapes using equipment at the Library. Request an appointment now or contact the Movies and Music Desk at (847) 923-3182 for more information. We also have at-home kits available for checkout.

Digitize audio cassettes and vinyl, too. No appointment required; stop by the Computer Assistance Desk at the Central Library to use the equipment. Need help? Book a Tech for assistance.

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 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.