The Library has computers available for checking e-mail, typing up a document, doing research, browsing the web, or looking up a book online.
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
(The Library is closed Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend)
For our Internet policy, please consult the Library's Policy Manual.
Desktop computers are located on the second floor. Laptops are checked out for in-building use on the first floor. Public computers--both desktops and laptops--have access to the Internet, the library’s catalog and subscription databases, and Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.
There are two express computers on the first floor that may be used for up to 15 minutes. They can be used for things like a quick check of your email or printing a boarding pass. No library card required.
Our computers are equipped with reservation software. You must be in the building to reserve a computer.
Homewood Library cardholders will be entitled to 1 hour of free computer time (renewable if there is no waiting list).
Homewood / East Hazel Crest residents without a Homewood Library Card will be directed to the Circulation Desk to either a) apply for a library card, b) purchase a replacement card for $3, or c) purchase 1 hour of computer time for $2.
Non-Homewood / East Hazel Crest residents will be charged $1 an hour for computer use with any valid library card, or $2 an hour without a card.
All students are eligible for a student discounted rate of $1 per hour. Students ages 14 and up must present a student ID to receive the student discount.
Seniors 55 or better are also entitled to a discounted rate of $1 per hour.
The service fees will be collected at the Circulation Desk where a computer receipt / barcode will be presented to the user upon payment.
Printers for the public, both black-and-white and color, are available on both floors. Black-and-white printing is $.10 per page and color printing is $1 per page.
Want to print from your laptop while you're in the library? Having problems with your printer at home? Are you on the road with no printer available? Remote printing to a library printer can solve your problem.
Any laptop equipped with an 802.11b or 802.11g compatible wireless network card should be able to access the Homewood Public Library wireless network. Most network cards will automatically search for and find the strongest wireless access point and connect you to it as long as your card is set to obtain the IP address automatically and to obtain the DNS server address automatically.
The Friends of the Homewood Library have purchased a cutting-edge touch-screen scanner that allows you to convert pages from books, documents, and color or black-and-white photos to PDF, Word, JPEG or HTML files. Scans saved as Word files are no longer mere “pictures,” but are transformed into editable files. You can email scanned files to any email address or save them to your USB drive. There is no charge for this service. More info.
While we encourage you to bring your own storage devices, we do have some available for purchase at the Circulation Desk for your convenience.
1/2 GB (512 MB) thumb drive (USB drive, flash drive) ............$6Thumb drives are the only storage devices our computers recognize.