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Computers and Technology

Public Wi-Fi Internet Access

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the library. Print using Wi-Fi by following these step-by-step instructions and printing hints.

Public Computers

You will need a valid Glenview Public Library card or a library card from a cooperative library to log in at a computer.

The Express Internet computers do not require a card and may be used by all Library visitors. No reservations are taken for public computers.

Ear buds and flash drives are for sale at the Circulation Desk. Please, no food or drink near any technology equipment.

Save your files often! Your documents can't be retrieved after you've been logged off.

Time Limits

Public computer sessions are 60 minutes and can be extended if no one is waiting.

Express internet stations (located on the first floor across from the Circulation Desk) are available for 15-minute sessions. When your session ends, it cannot be extended.

All computer sessions end 10-15 minutes before the library closes.

Software Available

Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Access), Photoshop Elements 5.0, Adobe Reader, Gimp 2, Scratch, Google Earth, Libre Office 4.0, Go ToMeeting.

Coming Soon!

Windows 10, Microsoft Office 2013 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Access), Libre Office 5.2 and 2 new browsers: Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox. You can be prepared for the changes by attending one of our Office 2013 computer workshops.

Computer Workshops

Improve your core skills or explore special subjects. Glenview Library card required. Current Schedule.

Copying, Printing
and Scanning

A scanner is located on the second floor. Documents can be scanned to USB, email, Google Docs, or to a library printer.

Printers and copiers are located throughout the Library.

Printouts: Available in black & white or color; in letter or legal size.

Copies: Available in black & white or color; in letter, legal, or ledger size.


Internet Access
Technology Lab

Technology Help

Technology help is available during most regular library hours at the Technology Service Desk on the second floor.

Security and Liability

The Internet is a public communications network. Information sent to or from your wireless device, or when using library-provided computers, may be intercepted by a third party. Transmitting any personal information such as passwords, credit card, or Social Security numbers while using any public access network is not recommended. Virus and security protection on personal technology devices 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 refer to the Library Internet Access Policy for specific details.