Technology Resources

Technology Resources at the St. Mary’s County Libraries

Available Technology:

  • Public PCs running Windows 7 with a variety of browsers and software, including Microsoft Office 2013. Lexington Park has one MacBook Pro available. All public computers shut down 10 minutes before the library closes.
  • Free Wi-Fi available during open hours. Wi-Fi turns off 10 minutes before the library closes.
  • Laptops – available for checkout for in-library use at each branch
  • Scanners
  • Black and White and Color Laser Printers, Fax Machine, and Copier – see below for print/copy/fax costs
  • Zoomtext or Windows Magnifier Software
  • Each branch has one workstation that provides assistive technology to citizens of Maryland protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These workstations have electric height-adjustable tables with computers, 27 inch monitors, special keyboards, JAWS® screen reader software, MAGic® screen enlarging software, and an Optelec® CCTV that has Optical Character Reading (OCR) capabilities that will read aloud any print text. Funding for these workstations was provided through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
  • In our meeting rooms:
    • Audio/Video Teleconferencing at Lexington Park  – multiple site capability & HD projection system
    • LCD Projectors

 

Computer Labs:

  • Lexington Park has a computer lab with 12 computers and an instructor laptop. Technology programming for various ages and skill levels are offered year-round at no cost to registrants. When workshops are not in session, the lab is available for public use.
  • Charlotte Hall and Leonardtown have Laptop Labs with 6 laptops each. Technology programming for various ages and skill levels are offered year-round at no cost to registrants.

 

Copying/Printing Costs:

  • Black & white copies from copier or computer/printer
    • 20¢ per page
    • Double Sided–40¢ per double sided copy
  • Color copies from copier or computer/printer
    • 50¢ per page
    • Double Sided–$1.00 per double sided copy
  • Mobile Printing Service  Send your print job to the library from anywhere

 

Faxing Cost:

    • $1 per page
    • $2 per page for international faxes
    • Fax machines are self service. After faxing, bring your transmission verification report to the front desk to pay via cash, check, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover).