The following technology resources are available at the Framingham Public Library
We have a number of personal computers available for use in the library. Most PCs can be used for accessing the Internet, and are configured with Microsoft Office. All of our PCs use Microsoft Windows.
Our public computers have time limits. Details vary by location, and may change depending on demand. Except where noted, all PCs have a fast broadband connection to the Internet. Monochrome ($.20/page) and Color ($.30/page) printing is available at all 3 locations below.
Patrons generally must have a Minuteman library
card to use the computers. In special circumstances, Guest Passes are available.
For sanitary reasons, headphones are not available for public PCs. However, you may use your personal headphones if you like.
Main Library Reference Department:
4 "Express" PCs for brief sessions
15 Sit-down PCs for longer sessions
1 PC reserved for patrons with disabilities
2 PCs for Microsoft Office use (no Internet)
1 Public Internet Kiosk in the lobby
USB Flash drives are available for purchase at this location
Main Library Children's Department:
8 PCs in our "Homework Center" -- only for children up to 12 years old
1 PC for older children or adults
2 PCs dedicated for games (no Internet)
McAuliffe Branch Library:
4 Sit-down PCs
The McAuliffe branch has two laptops that patrons can check out for in-library use only. Details available at the Circulation Desk.
Public Wireless access is available both at the Main Library, and at the McAuliffe Branch. Instructions for connecting to the network are available
in wireless handout which is
also available at the Reference desk
In the Main Library, patrons using wireless may print to a
monochrome laser printer ($.20/page), click here for details.
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The Creation Station offers access to advanced software
applications such as Adobe Creative Suite, and
Microsoft Project, Visio, and Visual Studio. Please
see staff at our Reference Department to get started.
The Friends of the Framingham Library graciously
provided funding for much of the Creation Station.
Through the Minuteman Library Network's Overdrive subscription, you can download
eAudiobooks and eBooks onto your computer or portable device. Go
Several of our meeting rooms are equipped with projectors and
built-in audio systems, for special programs.
Administration at 508-532-5570 x4333 to inquire about reserving
a meeting room and for further information.
Training Lab Literacy Unlimited has 8 PCs which can be used by tutors and students who have been registered in advance by a Literacy Unlimited staff member. There are also several PCs (non-Internet) dedicated for learning languages.