Robert H Finkelstein Technology Center: Home
Library Patrons are permitted up to 90 minutes usage per day. A 30-minute extension may be granted if requested before your time expires. Once session expires, computer usage will automatically be reset to the next day and no extensions can be granted. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Guest cards may be given to patrons with valid ID AND proof of address not residing within the Ramapo Catskill Library System boundaries. Guests are permitted one use per day. NO EXCEPTIONS.
All patrons are allotted $.30 per day for printing. Thereafter, the prices are as follows:
B&W: $.15 per page
Color: $.25 per page
A Bookscan station is available to all patrons. This station will scan and convert books into PDF, Word or Excel files and automatically store them to your USB drive.* You may also scan an item and send it to email, Google Docs, or your SmartPhone (with a QR Reader app).
*You must supply the USB drive, due to privacy issues we cannot provide one for you.
WiFi access is available throughout the library for those patrons with wireless devices such as laptops, tablets, SmartPhones, etc.
THE COMPUTER LAB WILL BE OPEN FOR WORKSHOPS ONLY. THE ARE NOW 54 PCs AND 3 MAC COMPUTERS AVAILABLE ON THE 3RD FLOOR FOR PUBLIC USE.
Hours of Operation
Mon - Thurs 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat & Sun 1 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Established in February 2002, the Robert H. Finkelstein Technology Center helps bridge the digital divide by providing information literacy and computer skills to FML patrons within the East Ramapo Central School District and the community-at-large. It is responsible for Information Technology Management, Training, and Support Services.
Here at the Tech Center, we provide technical assistance, support, and various educational services for both patrons and all staff members. The department continues to maintain existing technology while exploring innovative ideas, and new found technology apparatus.
The Technology Center has 18 computers within its enclosed ‘classroom’ area, with 57 computers located directly outside of the center and available all day long. These machines are equipped with Windows 7 or Mac Maverick operating systems and software provided by Microsoft Windows Accessories: Calculator, Notepad, Paint, WordPad, etc. Other software available for use: Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word), Internet Explorer, and Photoshop. These systems also provide access to the Library’s electronic resources (online magazines and reference databases), eBooks, etc.
The use of another patron’s library card will result in the suspension of library internet privileges for all parties involved.
You must have your library card present to access the computers. All patrons who cannot present their library card and ID upon request will be asked to log off the computer immediately.
If you forget or lose your library card, Technology Center staff cannot access or retrieve your barcode number. Please continue to the Circulation Desk on the first floor with proper picture ID to gain access to your information.
If you are a visitor to the library, our staff can allow you access to our computers with a guest card. Your residency must be out of state or out of county, providing proper proof and identification.
If you are not a member of our library but reside in our district, we cannot give you a guest pass. You must apply for a library card with the Circulation Desk on the first floor. No exceptions!
***Click here for a complete list of the Tech Center’s Policies***
The Technology Center has several eReaders available for a 2 week loan. We have Kindles (no internet access) with over 100 classic titles pre-loaded on each of them. We also have Nook Colors (with internet access) with a number of bestsellers and in-demand titles.
Click here for a list of titles and additional information on borrowing a Kindle.
Click here for a list of titles and additional information on borrowing a Nook.