Technology Resources


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Public PCs | Loaner Laptops | Wireless Internet | Creation Station | Downloadable Books | Meeting Rooms | Literacy Unlimited Training Lab

The following technology resources are available at the Framingham Public Library

Public PCs
We have a number of personal computers available for use in the library. Most PCs can be used for accessing the Internet, and are configured with Microsoft Office. All of our PCs use Microsoft Windows.

Our public computers have time limits. Details vary by location, and may change depending on demand. Except where noted, all PCs have a fast broadband connection to the Internet. Monochrome ($.20/page) and Color ($.30/page) printing is available at all 3 locations below.

Patrons generally must have a Minuteman library card to use the computers. In special circumstances, Guest Passes are available.

For sanitary reasons, headphones are not available for public PCs. However, you may use your personal headphones if you like. You may also purchase headphones for $2 at the Circulation Desk.


Main Library Reference Department:
5 "Express" PCs for brief sessions
15 Sit-down PCs for longer sessions
1 PC reserved for patrons with disabilities
1 PC for Microsoft Office use (no Internet)
1 Public Internet Kiosk in the lobby

USB Flash drives are available for purchase at this location

Creation Station - The Creation Station offers access to advanced software applications such as Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Project, Visio, and Visual Studio. Please see staff at our Reference Department to get started. The Friends of the Framingham Library graciously provided funding for much of the Creation Station.

Please see below for a list of available software.

Main Library Reference Department
Main Library Children's Department:
8 PCs in our "Homework Center" -- only for children up to 12 years old
1 PC for older children or adults
2 PCs dedicated for games (no Internet)
Main Library Children's Department
McAuliffe Branch Library:
4 Sit-down PCs
McAuliffe Branch Library

Loaner Laptops
The McAuliffe branch has two laptops that patrons can check out for in-library use only. Details available at the Circulation Desk.

Wireless Internet
Public Wireless access is available both at the Main Library, and at the McAuliffe Branch. Instructions for connecting to the network are available in wireless handout which is also available at the Reference desk
In the Main Library, patrons using wireless may print to a monochrome laser printer ($.20/page), click here for details.

CREATION STATION @ Framingham Public Library
The Creation Station offers access to advanced software applications such as Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Project, Visio, and Visual Studio. Please see staff at our Reference Department to get started. The Friends of the Framingham Library graciously provided funding for much of the Creation Station.

Available software on the Creation Station:
Adobe Creative Suite 6: Photoshop CS6, Acrobat X Pro, Flash Professional CS6, Illustrator CS6, Dreamweaver CS6, InDesign CS6, Fireworks CS6, Extension Manager CS6, Media Encoder CS6, ExtendedScript Toolkit CS6, Adobe Bridge CS6
Microsoft Office 2010: Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint, Access, InfoPath, OneNote, SharePoint Workspace
More: Visio 2013, Project 2013, Visual Studio 2012, QuickBooks Premier Edition 2012, Infran View, Windows MovieMaker, VLC

Downloadable Books
Through the Minuteman Library Network's Overdrive subscription, you can download eAudiobooks and eBooks onto your computer or portable device. Go to digital.minlib.net to get started.

Meeting Room Technology
Several of our meeting rooms are equipped with projectors and built-in audio systems, for special programs. Contact Library Administration at 508-532-5570 x4333 to inquire about reserving a meeting room and for further information.

Literacy Unlimited Training Lab

Literacy Unlimited Training Lab
Literacy Unlimited has 8 PCs which can be used by tutors and students who have been registered in advance by a Literacy Unlimited staff member. There are also several PCs (non-Internet) dedicated for learning languages.

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