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Robert H Finkelstein Technology Center  

Information about the Computer Lab at Finklelstein Memorial Library as well as helpful links to 'how-to' guides and tutorials.
Last Updated: Jul 25, 2014 URL: http://guides.rcls.org/fmltech Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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TWEETS

 

SERVICES:

Computers are available for 60/90 minutes to any patron holding a valid RCLS library card.  Out-of-town visitors may receive one guest pass per day by showing the Tech Center staff valid i.d.


 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 print, to email, Google Docs, or your SmartPhone. 

*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

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND CONTINUING INDEFINITELY, THE COMPUTER LAB WILL BE CLOSED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION.  THERE WILL BE APPROXIMATELY 45 COMPUTERS AVAILABLE OUTSIDE OF THE LAB FOR PATRON 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.

 

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 12 computers within its enclosed ‘classroom’ area, with another 38 computers located directly outside of the center.  These machines are equipped with Linux, Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 operating systems and free Open Office software or 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.  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***

 

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.

This publication was supported in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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