Need a tech device on the go? We offer more than 25 Chromebooks and hotspots for check out to adult Champaign Public Library card holders. You’ll find these devices at the second-floor service desk at the Main Library and at the service desk at the Douglass Branch.
When using a Chromebook, be sure to save your files to a Cloud account or flash drive, since Chromebooks remove any files when you restart. An internet connection is necessary to use these devices.
The library offers computers for all ages at both branches, with free access to the internet.
Our computers are Windows 7, with 23" monitors and DVD+/-RW. Available browsers are Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. Available software includes Microsoft Office 2016 Pro, Photoscape, iTunes, Windows DVD Maker, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, and Adobe Reader.
The library offers 4 Creation Stations with dual 24" Dell Ultrasharp Infinity edge monitors. In addition to the standard software listed above, these Windows computers have Acrobat Pro CC | Adobe Illustrator CC | Adobe InDesign CC | Adobe Lightroom CC | Adobe Photoshop CC | Adobe Premier Pro CC | GIMP | Blender | Scratch | SketchUp. Each workstation includes a Wacom Intuos digitizer tablet, with a shared Silhouette Cameo craft cutter/printer available.
In addition, Chromebooks and laptops are available for in-library use.
Age-appropriate games are installed on the Children’s computers.
The library offers two computers with ZoomText. A Dvorak keyboard and Big Track Super mouse also available at the second-floor service desk.
iPads with age-appropriate games are available in our Children’s area and Teenspace at the Main Library, and at the checkout desk at the Douglass Branch.
No eReader? No problem! We have more than 20 Kindles for you to borrow, loaded with ebooks. From new bestsellers to older classics, historical fiction to literary nonfiction, we have a Kindle to suit your taste. You’ll find Kindles at the second-floor service desk, or Children’s and Teenspace desks at the Main Library, and at the checkout desk at the Douglass Branch.
Computers are available all the time. iPads and Kindles also may be available for use in the Teenspace area. Please inquire at the Teenspace service desk. Read More »