Technology Resources Available in each branch

Free PC and Internet Access

All St. Mary’s County Library branches provide PC workstations which provide free access to various productivity software products and the Internet.  Each customer is allowed up to 3 hours per day on a branch’s PCs.  If no customers are waiting in line, they may be allowed more time. For further details about the Internet access, see the Internet Safety Policy in the Information Services section.  See PC Use Procedure.

 

Fax Service

The fee for faxing is $1.50 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page (international fees are $4.95 for the first page and $3.45 for each additional page). Fax machines accept credit cards. If you do not have a credit card, prepaid cards may be purchased at the checkout desk. Prepaid cards are sold in denominations of $1.50, $2.50, $3.50, $4.50, $5.50, $6.50, and $18.50. Unused balances will not be refunded, but will remain on the card for future use 

 

WI-FI Network and Wireless Laptops

All three library branches have WI-FI network and wireless laptops available for use in the libraries, through a generous donation by BAE SYSTEMS, Inc.  Customers may bring in their own wireless devices to use the WI-FI network.  The rules and policies for use of the laptops in each library vary depending upon the branch. 

 

Printing

Black-and-white as well as color printing is available from the PC workstations and the library or customer laptops .  B&W prints are .20 each page; color prints are $1 each page. 

 

Scanners

Scanners are available at each branch.  Procedures for use are available at each branch.

 

LCD Projector

LCD projector is available for use in each branch’s meeting room.  Procedures for use are available at each branch.