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Technology at the Library

  • Computers for Public Use

    • Several computers with Internet access in the Adult, Teen, and Youth areas are available to Keene Public Library cardholders and visitors. To use the Internet computers in the Youth and Teen areas, patrons must be under 18 or adults with children or adults with caregivers. Children under 18 must have a Keene Public Library card or have a parent or guardian present who will permit the child to access the internet. See the library's Internet Acceptable Use Policy for more information on the use of Internet terminals. Printing from Internet computers is available at 10 cents per page for black & white and 60 cents per page for color.  All printing is pre-paid.
    • Laptop ports - There are laptop ports available on the tables behind the adult Reference Desk. Your computer must have an Ethernet or network card to hook up to these ports, and they access the internet on a high-speed connection. Cables may be borrowed at the first-floor Reference Desk.
    • Wireless - the library has free Wireless throughout the library and the Library Annex.
    • The Youth Department has computers with pre-installed educational and entertaining software titles for exploration by children and others. Early Literacy Computer Stations have more than 70 educational software applications spanning seven curricular areas. The Keene Public Library has seven licenses to Minecraft.Edu, allowing players without their licenses to play in the library's safe and secure world. 
  • Instruction

    For Keene Public Library cardholders or Keene residents, librarians will provide free one-on-one instruction in:

    • Basic Computer Use
    • Using the Internet
    • Email
    • Using the Library Catalog
    • Searching the Library's Online Databases
    • Setting up devices for downloading ebooks and audiobooks

    Please call the Reference Desk at 603-757-1855 to register for a training or 603-757-1838 with questions about ebooks & audiobooks.

    Classes and workshops in things such as coding and Goggle My Business are offered regularly. Check our calendar for details.

    Brainfuse: HelpNow offers live skill building and a library of resources on the SkillSurfer section of the web resource.

    You can also sign up and take a free Universal Class course in subjects such as Computer Literacy, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio, Publisher, and Web Development.

  • Print, Copy, Scan, More

    The library has the following available for public use:

    • 3D printer  The library has a Prusa i3 MK3 with a multi-material upgrade in the Kingsbury Makerspace. The library offers an orientation to the printer at various times throughout the year. Check our calendar to see when orientations are scheduled. We are also happy to schedule one-on-one orientations. Please call the library's Kingsbury Makerspace at 603-352-0157 to make an appointment.
    • Mobile printing The library uses Princh, a cloud-based printing solution.  Documents can be uploaded from a home computer, smartphone, or tablet and printed at the library.
    • Copy machines The library has a multi-function machine for black & white or color copying and scanning. Charges for photocopying are: 10 cents per side for black & white; 60 cents per side for color.  There is no charge for scanning.
    • Enlarger Magnifies text documents and photographs for easier viewing.
    • Microfilm readers Two microfilm readers, including one digital reader which can scan microfilm images and save them as PDF.
    • Wireless printer  All public computers print to the multi-function copier located on the first floor. Public computers in the youth department also print to a black & white printer located at the youth services desk.  All printing from public computers must be pre-paid.  Charges are: 10 cents per side for black & white; 60 cents per page for color.
  • Mobile Hotspots

    Need to connect devices at home to the internet? The Keene Public Library lends Mobile Hotspots to Keene Public Library cardholders in good standing who are 18 years or older.

    Before borrowing a KPL Mobile Hotspot, each patron must sign a Mobile Hotspot Agreement.

    Hotspots check out for 14 days.  Overdue Hotspots will be deactivated.

    Please see section 3.006 of the Library Policies for more about our Mobile Hotspot lending program.

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