Computers & Technology

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Wi-Fi Access

Complimentary wireless internet access is available through the library. Customers may access our network by connecting to AHML-A or AHML-K in Kids' World. We also circulate Wi-Fi hotspots for access outside the library. By using our Wi-Fi, you agree to the terms of our Internet Access Policy.

Computers

Our 45 public computers are located behind the Tech Learning Center Desk on the first floor of the library and are equipped with Windows 10, the Microsoft Office Suite, Chrome, Firefox and Edge. Two iMacs are also available. Use a computer with your library card or sign up for a computer use card. Computers with filtered internet access are available to children in Kids' World.

Laptops and iPads

Arlington Heights cardholders may check out a laptop or iPad at our Tech Learning Center Desk. Laptops and iPads are available for use within the library for two hours with extensions.

Flash Drives and Discs

Flash drives and DVDs are available for purchase at the Checkout Desk. Sales tax is charged upon purchase.

  • Flash drives (16GB) - $6.00 each
  • DVD-Rs - 75¢ each

Printing and Copying

Printers and copiers are available in our Public Computer Lab and Business Center. Send jobs to them remotely with our wireless printing service.

  • 5¢/black & white legal or letter page, 10¢/ledger page
  • 40¢/color legal or letter page, 80¢/ledger page

Veteran library card holders may print up to the cost equivalent of 100 black and white letter pages per week at no charge.

Scanning and Faxing

Use our Simple Scan Stations to send documents by fax or email or save them to a flash drive or Google Docs. Documents and photos can be scanned into a PDF, JPEG, TIFF or Word document. Additional scanners are available in the Studio.

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Need Tech Help?

Stop by the Tech Learning Center Desk for answers to questions about technology, eReaders, software, Studio equipment and more.

Arlington Heights cardholders may schedule a 30-minute appointment with one of our Tech Advisors for in-depth questions.

Schedule an appointment

The Studio at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library

The Studio

The Studio is a do-it-yourself space with equipment, software and learning resources for you to get creative with video, music, graphic design and more. The Studio is funded by the Friends of the Library.

Learn More

Book a Studio Room 

Virtual Appointments

Need help downloading ebooks, connecting to video chat, or with other tech questions? While the library is closed due to COVID-19 Arlington Heights cardholders may schedule a 30-minute virtual appointment with one of our Tech Advisors for in-depth questions that can't be answered over chat or email.

Schedule an appointment

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3D Printing

Arlington Heights cardholders can submit designs to be printed at the library on our Makerbot Replicator Mini 3D printer.

Submit a Design 

 

Library of Things Equipment

Check Out Equipment

We offer a variety of devices and technology you can take home as part of our Library of Things, including:

View All Circulating Tech

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Wireless Printing

Send jobs remotely from your computer or mobile device, and then print them from our public printers within 24 hours.

Submit a Print Job 

Online Learning Resources

Free online tech training on topics like basic PC/Mac skills, Word, Excel, using the web, job searching, etc.


Language learning for kids, pre-K to Grade 2; covers Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, English, German, Arabic, Russian.


Languages/cultural awareness. French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese German, English (for Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish speakers) and more, plus Little Pim for kids.

An award-winning, online curriculum for children preschool through kindergarten, providing strength in core subject areas: math, science and social studies, language and literacy, art, and music.

Information on the effectiveness of herbs, supplements, vitamins, minerals, diets, nutrition, and exercises. Includes a Continuing Education section for medical professionals and a "Colleagues Interact" discussion forum.


U.S. citizenship preparation course from the makers of the Pronunciator language-learning product.


Lessons in over 80 languages, focusing on pronunciation. Also, teaches English from 50 source languages.

A read-along collection of international folktales.


Prep/practice tests for GED, ACT, GRE, GMAT, SAT, AP, job-related tests, TOEFL, citizenship and more. Search for colleges/scholarships or use the online resume builder and career exploration tools. See also the Access My Library app.

Treehouse is releasing a series of free livestreamed training sessions via their YouTube channel. Check back every few days for updates. They have also released a free YouTube version of their "How to Work Remotely" tutorial.

Web design, coding, mobile app development and more. Earn points/badges to track your progress and create a showcase for potential employers.

New user? Account deactivated? Use our account activation form.

Animated stories you can read along to!

Fun, simple math lessons, focusing on basics, in the form of read-alongs. Includes quizzes and lesson planning tools for home-schoolers


Live tutors online to help with math, science, English, social studies etc., as well as standardized tests (ACT, SAT, GRE, etc.) and career help (1-on-1 resume reviews, etc.) IOS App available.