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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Using the Library

9. Can I send a fax? 

Can I use the Internet?
Public computers can be used free of charge at all branch locations. Your library card number (check under the barcode on the back of your card) and PIN is required to log on.

Visitor's passes are available at the counter for those in town for a short time. Visitor's passes are only issued once per day.

How long can I use the Internet?
Library patrons are granted access to Internet computers for a total of 180 minutes (3 hours) per day. You can have as many as 60 minutes per session for three sessions.

Internet time use is tracked by minutes (e.g., if a customer uses 30 minutes during their first session, they will have 150 minutes remaining).

Visitor's passes grant 60 minutes of usage. This time is also tracked by minutes. Visitor's passes are only valid on the day of issue.

What software is available?
The Windows XP operating system is currently in use on all public computers, which come equipped with:
  • Internet access (Internet Explorer 8 or Firefox)
  • Microsoft Office Suite Professional 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher)
  • Windows Media Player
  • CD/DVD burning capability
Can I use free wireless?
All library branches are equipped with wireless (Wi-Fi) Internet access.

You may bring in your own wireless-capable device (laptop or mobile device) and connect to the Internet.

An internal or external wireless card, as well as software appropriate to the card, is required for the device. Most devices manufactured within the last five years come already equipped with wireless capability.

The library's wireless networks is an open, public network, and the library does not recommend that you conduct secure transactions, such as banking or shopping, over the public wireless network.

More information about wireless access.

Can I print?

Public computers within the library will print to a networked printer; copies print in black and white only. At this time, wireless printing is unavailable. 

How much does it cost to print?

Printing costs $.15 per page and can be paid at the checkout desk by cash or check only. Checks under $5 cannot be accepted. For large print jobs, visit the checkout desk prior to printing.

Can I make a photocopy?

Photocopier machines are available at all branches. Copy paper is supplied; other paper may not be used. 

How much does it cost to make a photocopy?

Cost for photocopies is $.15 per page. Machines take coins, $1 bills, and $5 bills for large jobs.

Can I send a fax?

The libraries do not provide public fax machines, but can supply information local businesses that offer this service.

Ebooks & OverDrive FAQ

1. When will the library get ebooks for me to download?

The library system is partnering with OverDrive to make downloadable ebooks available to the public with a target date of Wednesday, February 15th. Before that, ebooks will not be available. After February 15th, you will be able to access the library system's OverDrive catalog of ebooks.

2. OverDrive? What is OverDrive?

OverDrive is the leading digital distributor of ebooks, audiobooks, and other digital content to libraries. OverDrive works with book publishers to manage content securely and provides the software necessary to download and access that content.

All of the downloadable ebooks are accessed through OverDrive software--whether by web browser or through an application on your device.

3. What devices does OverDrive support?

OverDrive supports all major e-reader devices, such as the Nook, Kindle, iPad, and Sony eReader. For a complete list of supported devices that can access downloadable ebooks from OverDrive, visit the OverDrive Device Resource Center.

4. Do I set this up at the library?

No, in almost all cases you will manage this software from home. Several of the devices require download of OverDrive's software, which must be synced to your specific device and cannot be downloaded to library computers.

5. Where can I find help?

You'll be able to access a multitude of resources from a Downloadables Help Center on the library website. The Help Center will go live at the beginning of February. Library staff will also be able to direct you to resources for troubleshooting OverDrive and ebooks. 

Friends of the Lakes Region Library

2014-lr-folMission Statement: The Friends of the Lakes Region Library is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization whose members share a passionate vision for a strong library system. The Friends of the Library are dedicated to expanding the resources and services of the Lakes Region Library.

Membership in the Friends of the Lakes Region Library is open to all individuals interested in promoting personal growth through the use of the library's resources.

Established in 1997, the Friends of the Lakes Region Library works to enrich the resources and facilities of the Lakes Region Library. The Friends sponsor classes and special events to further literacy and the love of books, and they hold fundraising activities to raise money for library needs not covered in the budget.

Special benefits of Friends membership include complementary mailings of the Friend-to-Friend newsletter and invitations to special programs and social events. The Annual Membership Meeting is held in January, and the Board of Directors meetings are monthly except in June, July, August, and December. New or prospective members are encouraged to attend.

Dues are paid annually, and contributions are tax deductible. There are several membership categories available:

Benefactor
$100/year
Business Sponsor
$75/year
Sponsor
$50/year
Contributing
$25/year
Family
$10/year
Individual
$5/year

 

 

 

 

 

Correspondence may be sent to the President addressed to the Lakes Region Library, 1511 Druid Road, Inverness, FL 34452-4507.

2016 Officers

President, Audrey Shepard
Vice President, Marcia Dalkalitsis
Treasurer, Ed Pineau
Secretary, Glenda Winslow

2016 Directors

Pat Eldridge

Janet Genova
Sandra Hume
Gerry Kauth
Nancy Mirgon
Erika Nemeth
Dale Wilber

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