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Computers & Technology

The Glenview Library offers a wide array of equipment,
software, and Internet-based services.

Convenient Wi-Fi printing is available for Glenview Library patrons.
Helpful Wi-Fi printing hints (PDF) available here.

Assistance &
Frequently Asked Questions

Technology assistance is available during regular library hours at the Technology Service Desk on the second floor. While the Glenview Library makes every effort to offer Internet services, free Wi-Fi access, and public computer/peripheral equipment use (copiers, printers, and scanners) during regular library hours, occasionally service may be interrupted for a variety of maintenance requirements and unforeseen interruptions of service. Equipment locations are identified on the Library floor plan (PDF) for your convenience. Public equipment is available for patron use from 9 AM to 8:45 PM on weekdays, 9 AM to 4:45 PM on Saturdays, and 1 PM to 4:45 PM on Sundays.

Frequently Asked Questions at the Technology Assistance Desk.

Assistive Technology

The Library offers a number of assistive devices for use in the Library. The Glenview Library’s ADA Computer Workstation is equipped with hardware and software designed to help patrons with visual impairments or learning disabilities. If you have questions about assistive technology or the ADA Tech Room, please contact the Outreach Librarian at 847-729-7500 X 2612 prior to arrival.

A list of assistive devices is available here.

Computer Workshops

The Glenview Public Library offers a full roster of computer workshops in the Technology Lab. Improve your core skills or explore special subjects. Glenview Library card required. Quarterly schedule available here.

Copying, Wi-Fi Printing
& Scanning Services

Options & Locations

Public Computers

The Glenview Library has over 100 public computers available for patron use.


Eligibility for Usage



Internet Access (PDF)

Technology Lab (PDF)


Saving a Computer Station

Software Available

Time Limits

Public Wi-Fi Access

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. A connection will be automatic in most cases. Details for configuring your personal device for wireless networking will vary. Due to liability issues, Library staff is unable to assist with network cards and configuration of personal laptops. Patrons are solely responsible for the handling, modification, and troubleshooting of their equipment.

Security & Liability

The Internet is a public communications network. Information sent to or from your laptop can be intercepted by a third party with a wireless device and appropriate software. Transmitting any personal information such as passwords, credit card, or Social Security numbers while using a public wireless access network is not recommended. Virus and security protection is also the responsibility of the patron. The Library assumes no responsibility for damage, theft, or loss of any kind to a patron’s equipment, software, or data files. Please review the Library’s Internet Access policy (PDF) for Internet usage details.

Technology Resource Guides

Create Databases on Microsoft Access 2007 (PDF)

Digital Film Viewer ST 200X (PDF)

Fake AV Virus Help (PDF)

Getting Started with Remote Apps (PDF)

Phishing Help (PDF)

SCANWRITE Scanner Instructions (PDF)

Youth & Teen Features

Preschool Educational Game Computers (AWE)

The Youth Services Department has four Preschool Early Literacy stations or AWE computers (ages 2-8). The computers contain 60+ preloaded educational games, covering seven curricular areas. These stations do not have an Internet connection, thus providing a safe environment for young children. The equipment includes a specially designed keyboard and child-sized mouse. In addition, two AWE stations feature touch screens and bilingual Spanish content. Technology assistance is available in Youth Services.

Teen Scene Gaming Equipment
& Computers

High School teens (ages 13-18) may utilize the Teen Scene for video gaming. The Library has Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, and XBOX 360 gaming systems. The Computer Aide on duty is available to answer gaming system questions. Public computers reserved specially for high school teens with a Glenview Library card are available in the Teen Scene.

Rules for Use of Gaming Equipment