Computers & Media Stations

Photo of people using computers in the library computer room.

Overview

Wilmette Library's Technology Center is located on the first floor next to the main stairwell. This space is where patrons can find the library's fax, scan, copy, and print services, as well as use several desktop computers that run Windows 10 and offer Microsoft Office 2016 and a selection of internet browsers. There is a 15-minute Express Computer as well for those patrons with quick tasks. 

Additionally, the space hosts a Digitization Station, which aids in digitizing analog content.

The Technology Center is staffed by the library's Digital Services department. Review current Technology Classes or schedule a 1:1 tech help session by calling the Technology Center desk at 847-853-6566. Staff can assist Wilmette Public Library cardholders with email basics, using a tablet or smartphone, and more. 

Beyond the Technology Center, there are many additional Windows and Apple computers to discover in the library. In the Teen room next to the Technology Center, there are two computers, an iMac and Windows desktop. On the second floor, Youth Services offers Windows and iMac desktop computers for children and families.

Digitization Station

This digital archiving station is a Windows computer equipped with a professional-grade negative, slide, film, and photo flatbed scanner as well as a VHS digitization machine.

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 VHS digitization device is an Elgato Video Capture with software that allows patrons to convert video on VHS tapes to save to a flash drive or upload to a cloud storage service. Patrons can also burn the converted video to DVD. Blank DVD-Rs are available for purchase for $0.25.

This station is available on a drop-in basis. We also offer day-of reservations. To book the Digitization Station please call the Technology Center at 847-853-6566 on the day you intend to visit us for your digital archiving projects.

Quick Facts

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

Contact Information: digital@wilmettelibrary.info
847-853-6566

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