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Technology

Emmet O'Neal Library App

The Emmet O’Neal Library app is your gateway to the library’s services from your phone or tablet. You can check due dates, renew eligible items, store your library card, and search the library catalog.

You can also easily access our electronic resources - Overdrive/Libby, Hoopla, Kanopy, Tumblebooks, and much more. Some ebooks can be read directly from your device.

Looking for a library event? View the calendar and register for events right from our app. Find out when the library is open at a glance.

Our scan feature allows you to scan any book and immediately find out if the book is available at any of the libraries in Jefferson County.

Printing/Copying

We offer Black & White and Printing and Copying at Kiosks both upstairs and downstairs. The Kiosks take cash or credit cards.

  • Color printing/copying (50 cents per page)
  • B/W printing/copying (15 cents per page).

Wireless Printing

Wireless printing is available through SmartAlec.

Create an account while in the library, and then you can print from anywhere.

Instructions are available below:

Printouts can be retrieved at either Kiosk.

Public Use Computers

We have about 20 public use computers with 23" monitors and USB drives. Simply use your library card to login to a public computer for two hours of access (additional time available if no one is waiting).

Standard software includes: Office 2013 Suite, Chrome, Firefox, Adobe Reader, Ancestry, Morningstar Funds, Internet Explorer.

Public Wireless Internet

We provide complimentary high speed wireless internet access. Please review our Wireless Use Policy if you have questions about security or privacy on our public wireless network.

Occasionally during peak times, we cannot allow music and video streaming. 

Scanning

High-resolution scanning to USB, Google Drive, and email is available at no charge upstairs in the Computer Lab.

Technology Assistance?

We offer technology assistance in a variety of ways. Staff members can help you with the library app or any of the ebook, audiobook, video, or research services on the computer or a mobile device. If you're having trouble downloading a book or finding a resource, chances are we can get you fixed up within a few minutes either in person or on the phone at 879-0459.

If you're interested in learning a new skill, like word processing, spreadsheets, or social media, give us a call in the Makerspace at 445-1103. We offer one-on-one appointments to help you get started.

We also have a service called Universal Class that provides self-paced learning on a variety of subjects from basic computer information to photo editing.

Makerspace

A Makerspace is a community center with tools.

Makerspaces combine equipment, community, and education for the purposes of enabling community members to design, prototype and create works that wouldn’t be possible to create with the resources available to individuals working alone. These spaces can take the form of loosely-organized individuals sharing space and tools, for-profit companies, non-profit corporations, organizations affiliated with or hosted within schools, universities or libraries, and more. All Makerspaces are unique in exactly how they are arranged to fit the purposes of the community they serve.

Our makerspace includes the following tools:

  • 3D Printer: Makerbot Replicator (5th Gen)
  • 3D Scanner: MakerBot Digitizer
  • Green screen
  • Lighting kit
  • Silhouette cutter
  • High-resolution scanner
  • Adobe Creative Suite 6
  • Digital camera
  • Digital video camera
  • X-acto knife set

To reserve the Makerspace or learn more about any of the technology in the Makerspace, contact:

Michael Lopez mplopez@bham.lib.al.us
(205) 445-1103

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