Public PCs |
Wireless Internet |
Creation Station |
Scanner | Fax |
Meeting Rooms |
The following technology resources are available at the Framingham Public Library
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
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 $2 at the Circulation Desk.
Main Library Reference Department:
5 "Express" PCs for brief sessions
15 Sit-down PCs for longer sessions
1 PC reserved for patrons with disabilities
1 PC for Microsoft Office use (no Internet)
1 PC for Advanced Software (Creation Station)
1 Public Internet Kiosk in the lobby
USB Flash drives are available for purchase at this location
Main Library Children's Department:
8 PCs in our "Homework Center" -- only for children up to 12 years old
1 PC for older children or adults
2 PCs dedicated for games (no Internet)
Young Adult Space:
7 PCs for teens
McAuliffe Branch Library:
4 Sit-down PCs
Internet and Printing
Public Wi-Fi is
available at both the Main Library and the McAuliffe Branch.
Instructions for connecting to the network are available
wireless handout which is
also available at the Reference desk.
In the Main Library, patrons may
print wirelessly from their
laptops, phones, or tablets, in monochrome or color ($.20/page
Black & White, $.30/page Color.)
The Creation Station offers access to advanced software
applications such as Adobe Creative Suite, and
Microsoft Project, Visio, and Visual Studio. The Friends of the Framingham Library graciously
provided funding for much of the Creation Station.
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
Visio 2013, Project 2013, Visual Studio 2012, QuickBooks Premier Edition 2012,
Windows MovieMaker, VLC, RealPlayer
The main library
has an easy-to-use scanner located
at the Reference desk.
Scan documents, photos, pages from books, and more.
can save your documents in formats such as PDF, Word, and JPEG.
four choices for your documents: you can either:
in black & white or color, (2) e-mail, (3) upload to
Google Docs, or (4) save to a flash drive.
library has a fax machine that can be used with credit or
Faxes sent to the USA, Canada, and the Caribbean
cost $1.75 for the first page and $1.00 for each
additional page. International destinations cost $3.95 for
the first page, and $3.45 for each additional page.
If you know the e-mail address of your recipient, you
can use the scanner instead which is free to e-mail.
We have a photocopier on each level
of the library. Prints are $0.20 a page.
Downloads: eBooks, Movies, Music,
You can download
eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, music, and TV shows onto
your computer, tablet, or phone. Visit our
Digital page to
We offer drop-in
Device Advice every Monday and Wednesday night from
6pm-9pm if you need help with any of our digital offerings.
Several of our meeting rooms are equipped with projectors and
built-in audio systems, for special programs.
Administration at 508-532-5570 x4333 to inquire about reserving
a meeting room and for further information.
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.