• Computers and Printing

    At this time, we are accepting reservations for 45 minute sessions on our public computers. To make an appointment at the Main Library, call 508-532-5570, press 3. To make an appointment at the Christa McAuliffe Branch Library, call 508-532-5636, press 3.

     

    You may print or copy up to 10 pages free of charge. Please ask the Reference Desk for assistance with your copies and printouts.

     

    Note: Limited availability. Walk-ins welcome, but appointments preferred.

  • Advanced Software

    Photo of Creation Station

    The Creation Station is located at the Main Library and offers access to advanced software applications. Thank you to The Friends of the Framingham Library for graciously providing funding for much of the 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. Instructions for connecting to the network are available in a wireless handout which is available at the Reference desk. 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 at 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

    Our fax machine is not available at this time. Please call the Reference Desk for assistance in locating public fax services: 508-532-5570, press 3. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Copy

    You may print or copy up to 10 pages free of charge. Please ask the Reference Desk for assistance with your copies and printouts.

  • 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 at both Main and McAuliffe to assist patrons who have 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
  • Meeting Room Technology

    Meeting room reservations have been suspended during the pandemic. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • 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.

    Due to the pandemic, Literacy Unlimited PCs are not available for public use. To book a reservation for a public computer, please contact the Reference Department at 508-532-5570, press 3.