Hardware & Software

A child is sitting at a desk using a computer. An adult stands next to them pointing at the screen.

To take out of the Library:

  • Hotspots - Portable devices that allow you to connect your mobile-enabled devices (e.g. laptop, smartphones, tablets, etc.) to the Internet almost wherever you go.
  • Projectors

See the Borrowing and Fees page for more information on fees associated with borrowing these items.

For use in the Library:

Hardware Available at All Locations

  • Book binding machine
  • Button maker - 2.25 inches
  • Button maker - 1.5 inches 
  • Chromebooks
  • Embroidery sewing machine, Brother SE400
  • Flatbed scanner
  • Green screen
  • iPads (for children only)
  • Laminator
  • Laptops
  • Microphone
  • Scansnap - photo scanner
  • Silhouette Cameo 3 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 Available by Location

  • 3D printer (95th Street Library)
  • 8mm Movie Maker/Digital Converter (95th Street Library)
  • Cassette converter (Naper Blvd. Library)
  • LP converter (95th Street Library)
  • Microfilm/Microfiche reader (Nichols Library)
  • Studio photography tent (Nichols Library)
  • Wacom tablet (95th Street Library)

3D Printing

A 3D printer on a counter printing an orange Tyrannosaurus rex skull.Bring your ideas to life with the Library's 3D printer. Submit your 3D print order online through the 3D Printing Request form and we print it for you.

  • Cost of the finished object: 20 cents/gram.
  • Printer maximum build sizes: 11.5 in. (length) by 11.5 in. (width) by 15.5 in. (height)
  • Pickup location: 95th Street Library

For more information, view our 3D Printing Request form.