Computer Services

Tech Tutor

Technology Tutor by Appointment

Don’t be late; make a date with a Tech Tutor. Learn about the Library’s website, filling out online forms, applying for employment, the basics of using email or social networking (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) or how to conduct video conference calls. We may also have someone on staff who could assist you with your eReader (Nook, iPad, Sony eReader, etc.), MP3 player, iPod or cell phone. West Babylon School District residents may call 669-5445 and ask for the Tech Tutor to schedule an appointment.

Public Computers and Printers

Public Computers
Available for use in the Adult Room (for Grades 6 through Adult) and in the Children’s Room (for Preschool-Grade 5).

Adult Room: Log in to the computers using your 14 digit West Babylon Library Card number (OR if you are Non-Resident with a Suffolk County Public Library Card, you may use the number on the back of your Card) and 4 digit password number.

  • Your 4 digit password number is the last 4 digits of your telephone number.
  • If you are unable to login with your barcode + the last 4 digits of your telephone number please see a Reference Librarian for assistance.
  • If you don’t have a Suffolk County Public Library Card, you will need to apply for a Guest Card at the Circulation Desk. You will be asked to show ID (with your name and address) in order to obtain these privileges.

Children’s Room: Children in 5th grade and under can log in to the computers using your 14 digit West Babylon Library Card number. Non-Resident Children (5th grade and under) can ask for a Pharos Guest card at the Children’s Desk. Cards are to be returned to Children’s Reference Desk at the end of usage for that given day.

Public Printers
Available for use in the Adult and Children’s Room.
Printing costs:
Black and White– 10 cents per page.
Color– 20 cents per page.

Print from Anywhere

  • Print *documents or web pages from your Internet connected computer or laptop to a printer in the Library. *List of supported file formats
  • You can send a print job from the Library’s wireless network, from your home or anywhere you have Internet access.
  • Print jobs will be available for printing for 48 hours after the jobs are sent.
    ***Please double check that your print job looks the way you want, BEFORE you print, by clicking the File-Print Preview option before printing.
    User error, typos, formatting issues, printing the wrong document, printing too many or blank pages CANNOT be refunded.

Printing Costs:
Black and White– 10 cents per page.
Color– 20 cents per page.

*The PRINT FROM ANYWHERE system will accept barcode numbers from ANY Suffolk County Public Library.
*Your Suffolk County Public Library card must be in good standing. If you owe over $5 in Library fines or your Library card is expired you will not be able to retrieve your print job(s).  You can view the status of your Library card online or call the Library at 631-669-5445 for further information.

*If you live out of Suffolk County you must apply for a Guest Card at the Circulation Desk prior to using this service.
*ALL Non-Residents must purchase a Copy Card and add money to the card using the self-service machine in the Library in order to pay for printouts (color or more than 10 black and white prints).

Learn How To Send Your Print Job or Begin Printing @ Your Library.

Wireless Internet Access

The Library offers Wireless Internet Access. All you need to use this service is your own laptop computer with a wireless network card.
* No waiting for an available public Internet computer.
* No time limits on the Internet.
* Ability to save files to your own computer.
* Work when you want and where you want.
* FREE access to a high-speed Internet connection.

Public Scanner

Do you have family photographs or important documents you’d like to convert to electronic format and preserve? Need to scan your resume and email it to a potential employer? All of this and more is now possible with the Library’s FREE Book Scan Station. Your documents and photographs can now be scanned and saved to a USB drive, emailed to the person of your choice, saved to a smart phone, tablet, Google Docs, Sky Drive and/or printed. Black and white prints cost 10 cents per page. Color costs 20 cents per page.

*Please be aware that one computer login will be used to access the book scan station.

Public Fax Machine

The Library has a fax machine located at the entrance to the Library. It can be used to send domestic or international faxes. Fax cards may be purchased with cash at the Circulation Desk or you can use your debit or credit card for payment.
Domestic Fax Cards:
5 pages for $4.25
International Fax Cards:
1 page for $4.25

Domestic Fax Costs using credit/debit card:
1st page- $1.75
Each Additional Page- $1.00
International Fax Costs using credit/debit card:
1st page- $3.95
Each Additional Page- $3.45

GO TO: www.fax24.us to check the status of your fax, resubmit to multiple fax numbers and fax directly from your computer.

 

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