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Computers

  • There are 12 computers each equipped with Microsoft Office 2010, Adobe Reader, iTunes, and a DVD/CD Drive.
  • Computers are located on the first floor, behind the atrium and are available for one 60 minute session per person per day. Time can be extended if computers are not in high demand.
  • Public Computers shut down 5 minutes before the library closes.
  • By using our public computers, printers, copiers, and scanners you are agreeing to our Computer and Internet Use Policy.

Printing

You get $1.25 in daily free credit to print, equaling about 5 free color prints and 8 free black & white prints. After that:

  • Black & White: $0.15 per page
  • Color: $0.25 per page

The Print Release Stations are available on the 1st and 2nd floors of the library. The 1st floor printer is located by the public computer area outside the Teen Room. The 2nd floor printer is located by the magazines. For assistance, please see any Reference Librarian at the nearby reference desks.

Printing is available as single-sided or double-sided duplex, for standard 8.5″ x 11″ only. We do not accommodate other paper sizes for printing. Paper substitutions are not allowed.

Printing from the Library Desktop Computers

Use the print button to print the document or webpage like you normally would. A dialog box will indicate how many pages you are printing, and how much the charge will be. You may pay for print jobs at the Print Release Station. Once you have sent all of your print jobs, stop by the Print Release Station near the printer and scan your library card number or guest pass and select the jobs you’d like to print. You will be prompted to pay for the jobs you’ve selected after the $1.25 in credit runs out: our machines accept cash, credit cards, debit cards, and apple pay.

Print jobs will remain in the Print Release Queue for 24 hours, and will be automatically deleted after that.

Wireless Printing

With our wireless printing, you can print from your phone, laptop, and tablet from inside the library and at home.

Copying

Copying Cost: $0.15 per page for black & white and $0.25 for color.

Scan-to-print copy machines are located in the 1st floor public computer area and near the 2nd floor magazines. The copiers have a touchscreen scanning station equipped with a flatbed scanner and document feeder. The document feeder can scan double-sided pages. Copies can be printed single- or double-sided on standard 8.5″ x 11″ paper.

Scanning & Faxing

Scanning Cost: free
Faxing Cost: $0.50 per page (credit/debit card only)

The 1st floor computer area has a touchscreen scanning station equipped with a flatbed scanner and a document feeder. The scanner allows books and documents to be scanned directly to your email, a USB flash drive, Google Drive, and can also translate scanned documents and scan to audio.

Books, documents, and photos can be saved as a PDF, SPDF, WORD, TIFF, JPEG, and PNG. The scan stations can scan in Color, Black & White, and Grayscale with standard, high quality, and photo image quality options. Scan stations also allow for basic editing including cropping and splitting pages. The flatbed scanner can accommodate sizes up to 11″ x 17″ but printing is only available on standard 8.5″ x 11″ paper. The document feeder can scan up to 80 pages at a time.

One scan station in the 1st floor public computer area has faxing capabilities. Faxing is available to the US and Canada, and costs $0.50 per page, and can be paid via the payment kiosk with debit/credit card only.

Other Technology Available

Laptops and Hotspots to Borrow

Need a laptop to use in the library? Use one of our ten laptops anywhere in the building, all day! Laptops for In-Building Use

Need a laptop to take home? Borrow one of our laptop/hotspot kits. Laptops & Hotspots for Borrowing

Need a WiFi Hotspot to stay connected wherever you are? Hotspots for Borrowing

WiFi Access

Newton Free Library offers free wireless internet access throughout the building. Outdoor Wifi access is also available on our front Homer Street Courtyard and on the picnic benches on the parking lot side of the building.

No password is required. Connect to NewtonFree. For help connecting your device to wireless internet stop by any one of our service desks.

Microfilm Machine

The Library has a microfilm machine available for public use. Our microfilm machine can be used to view microfilm and fiche in the library collection along with film negatives and slides in black and white and color. Images can be saved to a USB drive, emailed, or printed. Please fill out this form to request use of the microfilm machine. The machine can accommodate sizes up to 5″ x 8.25″.

VividPix Photo Restoration

A new feature available at our scanning stations, VividPix app allows you to digitally edit and restore photographs. This is especially helpful with old or historic photographs, as you can restore some of the vibrancy and clarity that time has deteriorated on these items. VividPix is on the scanning stations located on the first and second floors. For assistance and guidance with this product, please see an Adult Services Librarian at our Reference Desks.