Patrons unfamiliar with the use of the computers, or who are looking to update their skills, are encouraged to sign up for one of the library's free Computer Classes.
Public computers with Internet access and the software listed below installed are available with a library card for 1-hour periods, up to 3 hours per day if nobody is waiting. Access for patrons under the age of 18 requires signed parental consent. See Library Computer and Internet Policy.
Software available includes:
- Windows 7
- Microsoft Office2010
- Google Earth
- Apple iTunes
- Picasa (photo editing)
- Paint .Net (photo editing)
- Zoom Text
- Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing (Lab and Children's Library)
Laptops, with the software listed above installed, are also available for in-house loaning to CPH Library tax district cardholders age 18 and older and in good standing with the library. All borrowers must sign a Laptop Loan Agreement at the Ask-a-Librarian Desk and leave their library card and a valid photo I.D. The use of the laptops counts towards the 3 hour per day limit. Please read the Laptop Lending Policy.
Wireless Internet Access
Free wireless access is provided in all public areas during the library’s operating hours for patrons using personal wireless laptops or devices. All users of the Library's wireless network are expected to abide by the Wireless Internet Use and Computer and Internet Use policies.For hardware requirements and troubleshooting, please see Wireless Computing @ CPH Public Library.
Public printers are available in the Copy/Print room near the elevator for printing from the Library computers at a cost of $.10/page (single-sided) and $.15/page (double-sided) for black and white printing, and $.50/page for color.
Print virtually any document or web page from your laptop computer, home computer, PDA or other web-enabled device to the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library printer on printspots.com. There is a cost of $.10/page (single-sided) and $.20/page (double-sided) for black and white printing. Print jobs sent from this site can be picked up at the Circulation Desk at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library during normal business hours. Unclaimed print jobs will be deleted after 72 hours.
Document and Photo Scanner
An HP Scanjet 8300 is available in the Copy/Print Room for public use and may be used for scanning documents, photos, 35mm slides and negatives. Files may be saved in jpeg, tiff, pdf and Word formats to personal flash drives, CDs, and floppy disks.
Ear Buds and Flash Drives
Ear buds ($1) and flash drives ($10) are available for purchase at the Circulation Desk.