Computers

The Library offers 15 computers: 9 in the Adult Services Reference Area, 4 in the Teen Room, and 2 Chromebooks in the Children's Room. Each computer has internet access and Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

The Children’s Room also has two AWE stations that include educational games and content. These devices cannot access the internet, Word, Excel, or Powerpoint.

We strongly advise that you bring a USB to save your work. You will not be able to save anything to the library's computers. Please be sure to either save your work to a USB or email your work to yourself. If you aren’t sure how this works, please ask the reference staff. Our computers are programmed to wipe their memory after logging out in accordance with our policy, which is linked below.

Free wireless internet access is available throughout the library building through the LibraryPublicHotspot network. Select the network and open your browser to view and accept our Internet Use policy. You’ll automatically connect after accepting.

Policy for Public Use of Computers on the Internet

 


Wi-Fi HotSpots

Stay connected whenever you’re on the go! Hotspots are easy-to-use, mobile devices that offer internet access over a wireless local area network (WLAN) and are available for checkout. Please view our hotspot policy before borrowing one.

Visit the catalog to see if any of our Hotspots are available.


Printing Services

At this point in time, we are not charging for printing or copying. Please consider donating to the library to offset the costs of larger printing jobs.

Please note that your print job will be available to print for 24 hours. After 24 hours, print jobs are automatically deleted from the print release station. 

1. All computers in the Reference and Teen Room are connected to the printer on the 2nd floor. If you need assistance, please ask someone at the reference desk.

2. Upload a document at this URL: http://www.printeron.com/nr/northborough and follow the onscreen instructions. To release your print job, enter your email address at the print release station at the Library.

3. Free mobile printing apps are available for your devices. Visit at www.printeron.com/apps for more information or search for and download the PrinterOn for Apple or Android from the app store.