Hardware & Software Available for Use at the Library

Hardware

Hardware Available at All Locations

  • 3D printer
  • Book binding machine
  • Bullet scanner
  • Chromebooks
  • Flatbed scanner
  • Green screen
  • iPads (for children only)
  • Laminator
  • Laptops
  • Microphone
  • Scansnap - photo scanner
  • Silhouette Cameo 2 Cutter - paper and vinyl cutter
  • Simple Scan Station - scan to fax, email, printer or USB drive
  • VHS-DVD converter
  • Video camera
  • Wolverine - film and slide to digital format converter

Additional Equipment at Nichols & 95th Street Libraries

  • Blu-ray burner
  • Button maker - 2.25 inches (Nichols Library)
  • Button maker - 1.5 inches (95th Street Library)
  • Cassette and LP converter
  • Embroidery sewing machine, Brother SE400  (Nichols Library)
  • Selfie stick
  • Studio photography tent (Nichols Library)
  • Wacom tablet (95th Street Library)
  • Microfilm/Microfiche reader (Nichols Library)

3D Printers

Classes
To learn how to create custom objects using our 3D printers, take a class at the Library or teach yourself 3D design with LinkedIn Learning.

3D Printing Services

  • Bring your ideas to life with one of our 3D printers.
  • Submit your 3D print order online and we print it for you.
  • The cost of the finished object is 20 cents/gram.
  • Printer maximum build sizes:
    • Nichols Library: 11 in. (length) by 11 in. (width) by 9.8 in. (height)
    • Naper Blvd. Library: 11.2 in. (length) by 6.0 in. (width) by 6.1 in. (height)
    • 95th Street Library: 11.5 in. (length) by 11.5 in. (width) by 15.5 in. (height)

Software

Creative Software Computers

Check-in at the Computer Lab to be logged in to use creative software. Customers are given two hours of dedicated time for most equipment, four hours for video conversion.

Naperville Public Library cardholders are given priority and are able to make reservations up to two weeks in advance either in person or by phone.

Creative Software at the Library

  • 3D Programs
    • 123D Make
    • 123D Design
    • Blender (95th Street Library only)
    • Makerware
    • Meshmixer
  • Audio Conversion & Editing
    • Audacity
    • Audition
    • EZ Vinyl Converter
    • Garage Band
    • Soundforge (95th Street Library only)
  • Coding, Web Design & Databases
    • Dreamweaver
    • IDLE (95th Street Library only)
    • Java (95th Street Library only)
    • Microsoft Visual Basics 2 (95th Street Library only)
    • Microsoft Visual C++ (95th Street Library only)
    • Microsoft Access
    • Muse
    • Python (95th Street Library only)
  • Creative Design
    • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Silhouette Studio
  • Illustration
    • Illustrator
    • Painter Essentials
  • Photo Editing
    • Lightroom
    • Photoshop
    • Photoshop Elements
  • Scanning
    • ABBYY Finereader
    • Epson Scanning Software
  • Video Editing & Conversion
    • After Effects
    • Elgato Video Capture
    • iMovie
    • Premiere Elements
    • Premiere Pro
    • Windows Movie Maker
  • Word Processing
    • Adobe Acrobat Professional
    • iBooks Author
    • InDesign
    • iWork
    • Office 2016