Technology @ the Library

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The Essentials: Public computers and Wifi during Covid-19

  • Public Computers

    By appointment only. Call the Reference Desk to make a 60 minute appointment: (860) 673-9712, ext. 4

    • PCs and Macs are available.
    • All computers have access to high speed internet, online research databases and the library catalog, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher).
    • Save your documents to a USB drive, external disk, or the cloud.
    • Printing is available: $.15 per page for black & white, $.50 per page for color.

    Internet Policy

  • Wifi

    Wifi is available throughout the library and outside in the courtyard and parking lot. For best signal outside, park in the row of parking spaces nearest to the building.

    Most standard wireless devices will connect automatically to the wireless network, but if you have any questions, ask for help at the Reference Desk.

    Log in to Wifi

    1. Connect to the network: Avon Public Wireless
    2. If you have trouble connecting automatically, go to the address, 192.168.11.1 to sign in. You do not need a library card.

    Wireless Policy


 

 

 

Take It Home: iPads, Hotspots, eReaders, & more (Limited availability during Covid-19)

  • eReaders

    Check it out for 3 weeks.

    Nook readers are pre-loaded with several popular books. You can also use library apps like Overdrive and RBDigital to read eBooks checked out from the library. (Find out more about checking out downloadable library books here)

    Children’s and Adult eReaders are both available.

    Check availability in the Library Catalog

  • iPads

    Check it out for 1 week. Must be 18 and over.

    You can install your own apps with your Apple ID.

    Check availability in the Library Catalog

  • Launchpads

    Interactive tablets with games for kids on a wide range of subjects.

    Check it out for 3 weeks.

    Check availability in the Library Catalog

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

    Learn relevant, professional skills on LinkedIn Learning (formerly LyndaLibrary).  With your Avon Library card number and PIN, you can access more than 16,000 online courses in seven languages taught by expert instructors with real world experience.  Popular topics include leadership, project management, cloud computing, Microsoft products, and web development.

    LinkedIn Learning can be accessed via an app on Android and iOS devices.  Download those from the Google Play or App Store.  When using an app, you will be prompted for your library ID.  The library ID for Avon Free Public Library is afpl.

    For PIN problems or other technical support,  call the reference desk at 860-673-9712 x4.

    From the Library & Home

  • Mango Languages

    Mango Languages’s PhD-created and linguist-approved software teaches real conversations in over 60 languages and makes it fun too! Free mobile apps, easy progress tracking and film based learning make it one of the most popular language learning programs.

    From the Library & Home

  • Wifi Hotspot

    Check it out for 1 week. Must be 18 and over.

    Connect up to 10 devices. No data limits. Coverage varies depending on cell signal strength.

    Check availability in the Library Catalog