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 the Youth Department.
Use your Library card to log on to any computer. Don't have a card? Get a guest pass from our Computer Assistance Desk.
All adult computers at our Central Library, as well as all computers at our branch locations, are available for a maximum of 5 hours per day. Teen Place and Youth Department computers are limited to 2 hours per day.
All computers will shut down 5 minutes before the Library closes each day.
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.
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
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. Jobs are held for 24 hours and you'll pay when you pick it up.
Scanning & Faxing
Use our Simple Scan at all three Library locations to upload your photos and other documents. Then email, fax, or save them to a USB drive.
Both flatbed (great for photos!) and document (quick feed for jobs with many pages, even double-sided) scanners are available.
Scanning is free; faxes cost $1 per page. We accept cash or you can pay by debit or 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:
- Green screen
- Teleprompter (we use Imaginary Sense software)
- Lapel microphone
- Overhead lighting
First time using the 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. 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.
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 eight hours.
Printed projects cost 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.
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.
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.