Computers & More

Check out the digital services HPL has to offer, ranging from computers to scanning services. 




  • Public desktops access to the Internet, the Library’s Catalog, Subscription Databases, and Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.
  • Computer Internet Policy

Patrons who are Homewood Library Card holders

  • Use your HPL card barcode for login.
  • No charge for 45 minutes, for a maximum for 45 minutes per day

Patrons without a Valid Homewood Library Card

  • Purchase a guest barcode at the Front Desk.
  • $1.00 for 30 minutes

Patrons with a Current Library Card from Any Consortia Library

  • Purchase a guest barcode at the Front Desk.
  • $1.00 for 30 minutes

Additional computer time is only available if no one is waiting to use the computer and is limited to ONE consecutive use of the computer for a total of one hour and 45 minutes maximum. If you desire additional computer time, please consult a staff member who can tell you if the space is available. 






Mobile Hotspots

Check out a mobile hospot and stay connected to the internet wherever you go! To check out or place a hold on a mobile hotspot, you must be a Homewood resident and an adult patron. Hotspots can only be checked out up to one week with no renewals. 





  • Any laptop equipped with a wireless network card should be able to access the Library's 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.





Miscellaneous Services

Fax Machine

We now have fax services. Faxing costs $1.00 per page (including the cover sheet). 


The Friends of the Homewood Library purchased a touch-screen scanner that's located on the second floor.

  • 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.
  • Scanned files can be sent to any email address or saved to your USB drive.
  • There is no charge for this service.
  • Follow the instructions on the touch-screen.

Storage Devices

  • USB drives are the only devices that may be used for storing your data.
  • Bring your own or purchase one at the Front Desk. An 8 GB USB drive is $6.


We have an electric typewriter, useful for filling out forms or addressing envelopes, available in the second floor commons area.