Using Our Computers & Software Available

About our network
Each department has a wide range of software available for public use.  Our computers automatically wipe out any browsing history, passwords, forms, etc. after each session and anything saved on the computer will automatically be deleted at the end of the day.  We advise you to always save your work to a flash drive.

Adults

  • 24 public desktops running Windows 7 (2 have large screens and large-type keyboards)
  • 1 Windows XP computer connected to a Microfilm reader (includes floppy disk drive)
  • 1 Windows 7 computer for Westlaw research
  • 1 Express computer for 15 minute quick Internet surfing
  • 3 catalog computers
  • 1 touch screen BookScan station that has the capability of scanning multiple B&W or color documents up to 11” by 17”.  This station is also equipped with a BulletScan rapid document scanner for use with the BookScan that allows users to scan many individual pages quickly. Users then have the ability to send the scanned document to our color printer, email it, or save it to a flash drive.  File formats may be saved as a PDF, Searchable PDF, Word, TIFF, JPEG or HTML.  For assistance, please ask at the Reference Desk.
  • 2 ipads which are always available for use in the library.   They’re loaded with some great apps, as well as books and magazines, and you’ll find them in the Periodicals Room on the 2nd floor.
 
 

 Children

  • 9 public desktops running Windows 7
  • 1 catalog computer
  • 2 Early Literacy Stations
  • 2 iPads

 

 



Teen

  • 8 public desktops running Windows 7
  • 1 computer attached to a flatbed scanner running Windows XP
  • 1 catalog computer






 

Signing into one of our public desktops

Anyone with a Minuteman Library Card may use our public desktops.  Sessions are 30 minutes long, but if there are free computers your time will automatically be extended for another 30 minute session. The clock in the upper right-hand corner of the screen tells you how much time remains in your session. When the clock reaches 5 minutes remaining, your time will be extended if there is at least 1 free machine or you will get a prompt to save your work because your session will end in 5 minutes.

  • Minuteman Library Card Holder: Type your Minuteman Library Card number into the login box in the middle of the screen and then click the "Login" button.  Please do not include spaces.
  • Guest: Guests may get a 1 day pass for $1.00 at the Print Payment Station (located next to the printer in the Adult Department). You will be given a receipt with your guest barcode on it. Then on one of our desktops, please type the string of characters that is printed out on your receipt and click the "Guest Login" button. Patrons in the children’s or teen departments should visit the public service desks in each area for their 1 day passes. A one day pass is good for full computer access and 2 free B&W prints on any one of our public computers for that day. Money may be added to a one day pass at the same Print Payment Station where the pass was purchased. Please only put on the amount of money that you need since any money left on the card will be wiped out at the end of the day.

Reserving a Computer

  • Minuteman Library Card Holder: Each department has its own reservation computer. If all computers are in use, simply type your first name/alias and your library card number and click on “Reserve”. After a few moments it will display the number of the computer that is waiting for you.
  • Guest: Type your first name/alias and the string of characters that is printed on your receipt then click the “Guest Reserve” button. You will need to purchase a one day pass from the Print Payment Station before reserving a computer.

Software Available

Adult Department

  • Microsoft Office 2007: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access and InfoPath
  • Internet Explorer & Firefox
  • Calculator
  • Paint
  • Quicktime, VLC Media Player and Windows Media Player
  • Adobe Reader X
  • Primo PDF
  • JAWS 11
  • MS Magnifier
  • FSReader 2
  • Winway Resume Deluxe
  • DVD RW Drive

Widescreen Monitors:
Includes all of the software loaded on the adult computers plus:

  • Westlaw
  • Zoomtext

Westlaw Research Computer:
Includes all of the software loaded on the adult computers plus:

  • Westlaw
  • Zoomtext

Children’s Department

  • Microsoft Office 2007: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access and InfoPath
  • Internet Explorer & Firefox
  • Calculator
  • Paint
  • Quicktime, VLC Media Player and Windows Media Player
  • Adobe Reader X
  • Primo PDF
  • JAWS 11
  • MS Magnifier
  • FSReader 2
  • Tumblebooks
  • DVD RW Drive

Teen's Department

  • Microsoft Office 2007: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access and InfoPath
  • Internet Explorer & Firefox
  • Calculator
  • Paint
  • Quicktime, VLC Media Player and Windows Media Player
  • Adobe Reader X
  • Primo PDF
  • JAWS 11
  • MS Magnifier
  • FSReader 2
  • Winway Resume Deluxe
  • DVD RW Drive

Scanner Computer:
Includes all of the software loaded on the teen computers plus:

  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 2
  • Zoomtext
  • Presto BizCard 4.1

Laptops

  • Microsoft Office 2007: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access and InfoPath
  • Internet Explorer & Firefox
  • Quicktime, RealPlayer, VLC Media Player and Windows Media Player
  • Adobe Reader X
  • Primo PDF
  • DVD RW Drive
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