Technology

Computer Appointments During Phased Reopening

During our phased reopening process, computer access will be available by appointment only.  Appointments can be booked online or by phoning 519-245-8237 and leaving a message with your contact information. For information on which branches are offering appointments and when appointments are available visit our Locations page

For those needing documents printed, we are offering a limited printing service.  Make a request and upload your document using our online form, prints can then be picked up during curbside pickup hours at your requested location.

Maker Spaces During Phased Reopening

Our Creative and Maker Spaces are places for library patrons to make, create, design, build and play!  Currently access to the Creative and Maker Spaces is by appointment only.  To make arrangements to use the spaces please call the location you wish to visit during their open hours.

The Dorchester Library can be reached Tuesday - Thursday from 9 am - 4 pm at 519-268-3451

The Glencoe Library can be reached Wednesday - Friday from 9 am - 4 pm at 519-287-2735

There is no cost to use any of the technology. At this time consumable materials, except for printer paper, are available free of charge in limited quantities. Printer paper for the large format printer is $0.15 per foot of black and white, and $0.25 per foot of colour. You are welcome to bring your own materials for use with the button makers, Cricut and vinyl cutter; please verify compatibility with staff before use.  At this time patrons are unable to bring their own filament for use with the 3D printers.

Dorchester Creative Space Technology

  • Ultimaker 3D Printer (by request)
  • 2 computers with the full Adobe Creative Suite
  • 2 iPad Pros
  • 2 Apple Pencils (by request)
  • Vinyl Cutter (currently out of order)
  • Button Maker (by request)
  • Rapid Photo Scanner
  • Light Box

Dorchester Creative Space Brochure

Glencoe Maker Space Technology

  • Ultimaker 3D Printer (by request)
  • Windows PC with the full Adobe Creative Suite
  • iMac with the full Adobe Creative Suite
  • Cricut Explore Air 2 (by request)
  • Button Maker (by request)
  • Rapid Photo Scanner
  • VHS to Digital Conversion (by request)
  • Full Colour Large Format Printer 

 


Computers & Internet

  • All Middlesex County Library branches offer free desktop computer use and free wifi.
  • All public computer stations are equipped with Microsoft Office and are connected to the Internet.
  • Early Literacy stations or iPads are also available in some branches. Both are preloaded with educational games for children. Currently unavailable.
  • Scanners connected to public desk tops are available in some branches. All branches offer scan to email from their photocopiers.
  • Microfilm readers and collections are available in some branches.  Learn more on our Local History page.

Printing, Faxing & Photocopying

All Middlesex County Library locations offer colour printing and photocopying, scan to email and fax services.  Access to faxing and photocopying requires a computer appointment. Appointments can be booked online or by phoning 519-245-8237 and leaving a message with your contact information. For information on which branches are offering appointments and when appointments are available visit our Locations page

For those needing documents printed can either book a computer appointment or utilize our printing service.  Make a request and upload your document using our online form, prints can then be picked up during curbside pickup hours at your requested location.

  • Black & White Prints/Copies - $0.15 per printed side 
  • Colour Prints/Copies - $0.25 per printed side
  • Local Faxing - $0.50 per page 
  • Long Distance Faxing - $1.00 per page 
  • Scan to email available free of charge

*Fee exemptions are available for items related to government services, social services, legal aid, partnership programs and employment services. Please verify exemptions with staff.


digital collections and eResources help

For additional help, visit our Digital Collections Help Page

CloudLibrary (eBooks and Digital Audiobooks)

Getting started with the cloudLibrary app (on your Apple or Android mobile device)
Getting started with cloudLibrary desktop (on your PC or Mac computer, transfering to an eReader)
Getting started with cloudLibrary for Kindle Fire & HD

Getting Started with Kanopy (stream high qulaity movies and television)

Getting Started with Press Reader (Newspapers and Magazines from around the world in multiple languages)
 
Hoopla Quick Tips (stream TV and movies, eBooks, Digital Audiobooks and Graphic Novels)

Getting Started with Creativebug (video classes on crafting and making)

Getting Started with Mango (language learning)

Using Zoom (free video conferencing software)

how to log into the library's free WiFi network

using Gale Courses

using Consumer Reports​