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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 adult-area computers are available for up to five hours per person per day.

Laptops

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.

Wifi

Free wireless Internet access is available throughout the Library. Just select the network named LIBRARY and accept the terms; 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
  • 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 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: 

  • Green screen 

  • Teleprompter*

  • Lapel Microphone 

  • Overhead lighting

Important:  SD Cards rated Class 10 or higher required (UHS-1 preferred).  SD Card kits are available for check-out, please request at time of booking.

Library cardholders can reserve the studio using our online room reservation system.

Questions? Send an email to studio@stdl.org.

*Free Teleprompter application from Imaginary Sense is used:  https://imaginary.tech/teleprompter/

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 

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

Our staff can help you design an object, or complete our 3-D Print Request Form if you already have a file ready to print.

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 one week to receive your finished model.

Questions? Send an email to print3d@stdl.org.

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.

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.