3 available computers along a wall.

COMPUTERS & MEDIA STATIONS

Our computers are located on the First Floor in the Reference Area, where you can:

  • find fax, scan, copy, and print services
  • use Windows computers with Microsoft Office 2016 and a selection of internet browsers
  • access our Digitization Station - see below for more details

1:1 Tech Help Appointments

Wilmette Public Library cardholders can schedule a 1:1 tech help appointment by clicking the link below.

  • Available to Wilmette Public Library cardholders only
  • Appointments are 1 hour in length 
  • Patrons are allowed a maximum of two sessions per month
  • Tech help appointments are intended to teach patrons how to better use their device or software. Staff members are not able to fix devices that aren’t working 

Digitization Station

Digitization station computer and equipment

 

Located near the entrance to the Quiet Study Room, this digital archiving station is a Windows computer equipped with

  • a professional-grade negative, slide, film, and photo flatbed scanner
  • a video (VHS and 8mm cassette) converter
  • an analog-to-digital audio converter 
  • see below more details for each digitizing device

The flatbed scanner is an Epson V8500 and allows patrons to scan and save high resolution images from positive or negative photographs, film strips, and slides of many different sizes (35mm slides, 35mm film strips, medium format film 2.25in, and 4x5 inch film).

The video digitization device is an Elgato Video Capture that works with our Samsung DVD-V9800 VCR and Sony Video Cassette Recorder EVO-510 to convert VHS tapes and 8mm cassettes to digital MP4 files. We do not have the capacity to convert 8mm film reels at this time.

The audio converter is DigitalLife USB Audio Capture which will digitize cassette tape audio to MP3 files.

Patrons can save to a flash drive or burn the file to DVD. Blank DVD-Rs are available for purchase for $0.25 and 32 gigabyte flash drives are sold for $8.

Reservations: The Digitization Station is available to reserve for up to 7 days in advance, for 2 hours. To book the Digitization Station, call the Technology Desk at 847.256.6951.

Quick Facts

Free WiFi is available throughout the library building. You may also borrow wi-fi hotspots from our Library of Things for wireless access on the go. 

Contact Information: digital@wilmettelibrary.info
847.256.6951

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