Technology at the Library

Laptops & Computers

The Winnetka Library and Northfield Branch Library have computers avaialble for patrons to use. They both also have laptops that are available to use at seating throughout the libraries.

Studio Tech

The Studio at the Winnekta Library has PC and Mac laptops for in library use as well as two desktop Mac computers with Adobe Creative Cloud software.

Printing and Scanning

The Winnetka Library and Northfield Branch Library have color and black and white printer/copiers that can also scan documents into pdf files and send them via email.

Remote printing can also be used to send files to printers at the Library

Hearing Loop

The Winnetka Library Lloyd Room has a hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop), a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to ‘T’ (Telecoil) setting to provide clear audio to those with assistive devices.

Youth Department iPads and Chromebooks

Chromebooks are available at the Winnetka Library for use in-house to connect directly to the internet and use with Google-based apps.

iPads are available at the Winnetka Library and Northfield Branch Library and are preloaded with librarian-selected apps that are educational, informative and fun.

For more information or to use a Chromebook or iPad, ask at the Youth Services desk at the Winnetka Library or the Reference desk at the Northfield Branch Library.

RFID materials tagging

RFID technology provides self-check out kiosk options in the Winnetka Library lobby and Youth Services areas and an automated return system.