Fax, Copiers, Computers, etc.
Yes we have:
We have 24 computers available for public access: 11 on the first floor, including two dedicated library catalog computers, and 13 on the second floor, including two iMac computers purchased by the Friends of the Library. No login is required and there is no time limit for using computers at our library.
Please know that you are bound by our Computer Use Policy when using our computers or library Wi-Fi. The policy is available at the above link and is posted in printed form throughout the library.
We have two black and white copiers, one on each floor. They print traditional 8x11 and 8x14-inch copies. Black and white copies are .15 cents a sheet. Payment must be made by cash or check.
Ask at the first floor Circulation desk for use of our color copier. Color copies are .25 cents a sheet.
Our fax machine is on the first floor, near the Circulation desk. It is available for public use. Ask library staff if you need any help. The charge to send a fax is $1.00 for the first page and .50 cents for each subsequent page. The charge to receive a fax is .50 cents per page.
The number for our fax machine is 978-468-5535.
Our microfilm reader is available for public use on the second floor. It is a ScanPro 2000 and can be used to make print copies, or to create PDFs or images for emailing or personal storage to a flash drive. You are welcome to bring your own microfilm or microfiche for use with the ScanPro, or ask library staff for access to our microfilm collection of back issues for the Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle from 1958 to the present.
We have black and white public access printers, one on each floor. They print for .15 cents a sheet. If you need any help printing, just ask our library staff. (Hint: if you haven't printed on the second floor before, it is definitely good to ask for help the first time you do so.)
It is possible to print color or double-sided copies to our first floor color copier. Please tell staff first when printing color or double-sided copies, as the print settings will need to be changed. Color copies are .25 cents a sheet.
Wireless black and white printing is available in the library for patrons with properly equipped laptops. Please ask staff for assistance in printing wirelessly. You can also save your files to a flash drive or other form of personal storage and use one of our public access computers to print.
We have two scanners on the second floor: a gray flatbed Epson and a black ScanSnap. They are attached to computers located behind the Reference desk, and only scan to these separate computers. The Epson and the Scansnap each work differently, so please ask at the Reference desk if you need help using either scanner.
There is no charge for scanning at our library, only for printing or copying.
3-D Printer: MakerBot
Our 3-D Printer is a MakerBot Replicator 2, purchased for us by the Friends of the Library and available for public instruction and use. Please ask at the Reference desk or call 978-468-5577, ext. 19 to schedule a time for printing at the library.
Patrons who wish to print must have a valid library card, agree to comply with the User Agreement, show staff the .STL file to be printed, and include a description of the project to be printed. Patrons under 18 should be accompanied by a supervising adult. Users agree to pay a materials fee of $3.00 for standard print jobs. Jobs using large amounts of materials will require a $5.00 fee.
Ask at the Reference desk to find out more about the User Agreement and printing 3-D objects at the library.
There is a typewriter available on our second floor. If you need any help getting started with the typewriter, just ask staff. We can set you up and lend you the manual if you want it.
Visual Aid Program: Enlarger
This is a powerful magnifying device that you can use for reading. It is for public use on the second floor and is made available by the Lions Club. Ask staff if you need any help using it.
Yes, the library offers wireless "wi-fi" access for users with properly equipped laptops and mobile devices. It is available on both floors. Ask a librarian for help if you experience any difficulties with library wi-fi. Click here for our Wireless Access Point Policy.
When you use the Internet in the Hamilton-Wenham Library, you are accepting the library's Computer Use and Internet Policy. Please take the time to read the policy before accessing the network.