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Technology Overview

eBooks


Popular fiction and nonfiction eBooks are now available using Overdrive.  You can download them to your Nook, Kindle, or other eBook reader. More titles coming soon!


Computers

The Adrian Public Library is implementing several significant technology upgrades and a resulting expansion of services with the utilization of over $50,000 in BTOP (Broadband Technology Opportunities Program) grant funding. The library now provides high speed Internet access via Merit’s  Broadband fiber network.  A  new wireless network was recently installed which offers a robust service and expands upon our existing wired network.

Our main floor computer area is expanding to make room for the additional computers. The library currently has fourteen general use computers for adults, teens, and youth along and three research computers. All computers offer Internet access and Microsoft Office 2003 including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher and FrontPage. Our Youth Department offers two Early Literacy Stations  with over 30 games in English and Spanish for younger children and one After School Advantage computer with educational games for older children.

Wireless and Wired Internet Access

Free Wi-Fi is available to patrons with mobile devices throughout the library. Data ports are located in our café, Teen Zone, and Loft for wired access. Electrical outlets for laptops and mobile devices are available throughout the library.

Printing and Copying

Color and black and white printing are available from the library’s computers. Wireless printing from laptop or mobile devices will be available in 2013. Library staff can scan files for you.

Color and black and white copy machines are available.

Fax Service

Fax service is available during regular library hours.


Scanning Service

Our staff can scan your document and provide you with an electronic copy.

Electronic Databases

Over sixty electronic databases are available in the library or from home/work/school with authentication via your Adrian Public Library Card.  Click here to to access the electronic databases.  Download Gale’s Access My Library app by clicking here to use Gale’s databases on your mobile device. Check out  Mango Languages .


 

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