Computer Services

The library offers computers for the public in the adult and youth services departments. We also loan laptop computers for use throughout the Library.

Adult Services

16 Windows® stations are available for public use, 12 sit-down computers and 4 express.

4 laptops are available to check out and use within the library for Highland Park Library cardholders for 2 hours.

Internet, word processing, database, and combinations stations are available.

Patrons may sign up one hour time slots beginning at 9:00 am (1:00 p.m. on Sunday).

Four 10-minute express Internet stations allow for walk-ups with no reservations.

Computers are configured with Microsoft Word®, Excel® and PowerPoint®.

Printing is charged at .10 per black and white page, .25 color; USB drives are available for $4 or $7 and CD-RW blanks are available for $2 at the reference desk. Ear buds may be purchased for $1.

The library also offers computer classes

Reservations for classes may be made up to 1 week in advance by calling 847/681/7031; only 1 reservation can be taken at a time.

Wireless Network

The Library offers wireless access to the Internet in the Adult Services Department.

To use the network you need a laptop or notebook computer with a Wi-Fi 802.11 wireless card or processor and headphones for audio reception.

Computers should be set to obtain a TCP/IP address automatically (DCHP)

Wireless users are responsible for configuring computers; reference staff cannot give assistance.

Printing from the Library's network is available here.

Users agree to all Library policies and procedures when accessing the wireless network.

Youth Services

9 Windows stations are available for internet, word processing and database use for ages 3-14.  Children ages 3-7 must be supervised by an adult.

4 Reading Readiness stations, including a bilingual station, loaded with educational games are available for ages 1-7. Children using these stations must be supervised by an adult.

For internet stations, patrons may sign up for one hour time slots beginning at 9 a.m. (1 p.m. on Sundays). Patrons may sign up for ½ hour time slots for Reading Readiness stations.

Printing is charged at .10 for black/white and .25 for color

click here for the policy regarding the use of the Internet