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Information about the Computer Lab at Finklelstein Memorial Library as well as helpful links to 'how-to' guides and tutorials.

SERVICES:

Library Patrons are permitted up to 540 minutes usage per day (Six 90-minute sessions). A 30-minute extension may be granted if requested before your time expires. Time extensions are subtracted from the total time usage per day.

Guest cards may be given to patrons showing valid ID. 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). 

In addition, you may now fax from the Bookscan Station.  The price is $2.00 for the first four pages, .50¢ for each page thereafter. A cover sheet will automatically be generated for you at no cost. Confirmations will be sent to the email you supply. (Faxing available to United States and Canada only.) A library card is not required for faxing.

*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.

 

ATTENTION PATRONS

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. - 4:30 p.m.

ABOUT US:

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 10 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.

RULES

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.  If available, please show proper identification.

If you are not a member of our library but reside in our district, we can give you a guest pass but encourage you to apply for a library card so that you may take advantage of all the benefits the library has to offer. 

***Click here for a complete list of the Tech Center’s Policies***

LOCAL WEATHER

eREADERS

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.