• Computers and Printing

    We have a number of computers available for use in the library. Most computers can be used for accessing the Internet, and are configured with Microsoft Office 2007. All of our computers use Microsoft Windows 7. Our computers have time limits. Details vary by location, and may change depending on demand.

    You can print in black & white ($0.20 a page) or color ($0.30 a page); at this time, only cash (coins or dollar bills) is accepted at the print station.

    We encourage patrons to use their Minuteman library card to sign on to the computers. In special circumstances, guest passes are available.

    Available at both the Main Library and the Christa McAuliffe Branch Library.

  • Advanced Software

    Photo of Creation Station

    The Creation Station is not available for public use at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

     

  • Wi-Fi

    Public Wi-Fi is available at both the Main Library and the McAuliffe Branch. Wireless printing is available at both the Main Library and McAuliffe Branch. Please ask at the Reference Desk for instructions.

    By using the free wireless service, you are agreeing to abide by the Framingham Public Library Internet Policy. All users are expected to use the Library’s wireless access in a legal and responsible manner.

  • Scan

    Both the Main Library and McAuliffe Branch have easy-to-use scanners located near the Reference desk. You can scan documents, photos, pages from books, and more, and save your documents in formats such as PDF, Word, and JPEG. You have four choices for your documents, you can: (1) print in black & white or color, (2) send to e-mail, (3) upload to Google Docs, or (4) save to a flash drive.
     

    Photo of scanning station

  • Fax

    To fax a document, you must have a debit or credit card. Price is $1.75 for the first page, $1.00 per additional page. Please ask for assistance at the Reference Desk.

    Available at both the Main Library and the Christa McAuliffe Branch Library.

  • Copy

    Our copier costs 20 cents per page for black and white, 30 cents per page for color. Please bring cash, either in coins or dollar bills; the copier does not accept credit or debit cards.

    Available at both the Main Library and the Christa McAuliffe Branch Library.

  • NEW! VHS Viewing Station

    Do you need a place to play your old VHS tapes? Come to the Reference Desk and sign up for a three hour time block to watch a videotape on our TV/VCR combo unit. A comfortable pair of over-the-ear headphones is available at the station.


     

  • Assistive Technology Stations

    We have stations that assist patrons with impaired vision. Our technology includes:

    • Devices to magnify books or objects, displaying the magnified image on a screen
    • PCs with software to enlarge screen elements (for those with partial vision), and JAWS software, which allows completely blind patrons to use the computer
    • A portable magnifier that patrons can use within the building

    Available at both the Main Library and the Christa McAuliffe Branch Library.

  • Meeting Room Technology

    To reserve a meeting room, please contact Ms. Bhagya Nadabar in the Administration Office at 508-532-5570, ext. 4333, bn@framinghamma.gov.

  • Literacy Unlimited Training Lab

    Literacy Unlimitephoto of computer stations in Literacy Departmentd has 8 PCs at the Main Library 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.