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Technology

Please note that computers shut down 20 minutes before closing. To view the Computer Policy (updated July 2019), click here.

For information on our assistive technology, click here.

For information on printing, copying, and scanning, click here.

Computers

Adults

  • Main Library, 2nd Floor
    • 21 Adult Internet PCs equipped with Microsoft Word and Excel, Internet Explorer and Firefox. Includes:
      • 1 Career PC equipped with Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Dreamweaver 2018 and Fireworks 2018.
      • 1 PC with scanner. Scanning is now also available on our all-in-one printers. See the Reference Desk on the 2nd Floor for more information.
  • Bellevue Avenue Branch
    • 4 Adult Internet PCs: Each comes with Microsoft Word and Excel, Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Children (up to age 12)

  • Main Library, 3rd Floor
    • 5 Internet PCs equipped with Microsoft Word and Excel, Internet Explorer and Firefox
    • 1 family Internet PC for parents/caregivers with children
    • 5 Early Learning Game Program PCs
    • 1 Smart Table
  • Bellevue Avenue Branch
    • 1 Internet PC
    • 2 Early Learning PCs

Young Adults (ages 12 to 17)

  • Main Library, 1st Floor
    • 4 Internet PCs equipped with Microsoft Word and Excel, Internet Explorer and Firefox

Chromebook Laptops

Chromebook laptops are available to borrow and use within the Main Library by Montclair Public Library cardholders.

  • Teens (middle and high school students)
    Check out a laptop with an MPL library card in the YA Room.
  • Adults (age 18+)
    Check out a laptop with an MPL library card and photo ID at the second floor Reference Desk.

All Chromebooks are lent for two hours and will log off after the two hour period. Patrons must bring the Chromebook to staff once finished.

Patrons may log in with their own Google accounts or create one.

Wireless Access

Q. How can I use wireless Internet at the Library?
A. Most users can simply bring their wireless enabled laptop computer or other mobile device to the Library and turn it on. There is no password. The computer will automatically recognize the wireless network. The Library cannot guarantee your equipment will work with the Library’s network.

Q. How does it work?
A. Wireless access points located throughout both library buildings communicate with your wireless device. You should be able to connect almost anywhere in the building.

Q. Will I need any special settings or passwords to connect?
A. In many instances wireless devices will automatically detect the Library’s wireless network and configure themselves to use the system. If you device does not connect right away please try the following: make sure your wireless network adapter has been properly installed according to the manufacturers instructions; use the management software that came with your wireless device to confirm that your configuration settings match the values shown below.

NETWORK NAME or (SSID): any
NETWORK MODE: Infrastructure
WEP: Disabled IP or NETWORK SETTINGS: DHCP enabled or obtain an IP address automatically
DNS: Obtain DNS address automatically

If you are using Windows XP SP2 you must disconnect your firewall.

Q. Can the library help me configure my computer?
A. Everyone’s computer is different and you are responsible for knowing how to configure your own equipment. The Library cannot be responsible for any changes you make to your computer’s settings. If you need additional assistance, you may need to contact the hardware or software manufacturer.

Q. Is my information safe while using wireless?
A. Your information is not protected while using wireless, unless you are connected to a web page that employs encryption (stores, banks, etc). Keep this in mind if you are accessing sensitive business or personal information. We recommend you use up to date virus software, a personal firewall and turn off file and printer sharing. These steps are the responsibility of the user.

QIs there wireless access at the Bellevue Avenue Library?
A. Yes, there is wireless access at both locations.

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Curbside Pickup and Returns

The Montclair Public Library is offering curbside pickup and returns of library materials. Click here for full details. The building remains closed to the public.