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Computers & Technology

We are your neighborhood technology center.

  • Get help navigating that new gadget
  • Find a computer to use.
  • Access technologies like 3D printing, augmented reality headsets, and mobile webcams
  • Use the Digital Media Lab to convert old media such as photos, slides, or VHS tapes to the latest formats.
  • Borrow a projector for your next movie night.
  • Develop a website or create a podcast. 

You can do it all at the Library! Contact the Media Services Department at 847-579-6836 for your technology needs.

    • The Adult Services computer lab offers Internet access, Microsoft Office, fax & scanning stations, and a printer. Computers are open to anyone in high school or older.

    • The Youth Services computer lab offers Internet access, Microsoft Office, and a printer. The lab is open to anyone age 14 and younger.

    • Monthly classes are open to all.

    • Book a Librarian is a service for Highland Park Public Library adult cardholders. Book an appointment for a one-on-one skill-building session. This free service is for in-depth instruction available in-person or via Zoom. 

      More Information

    • Bring your device to the Computers & Technology desk for quick assistance with basic tech issues: accessing wi-fi, library app issues, logging in to our catalog etc. Complex issues? Book a Librarian

    • The Library desires to offer community access to new and emerging technologies such as 3D printers to inspire a new interest in design and help the community to bring their ideas to life. The Library’s 3D printer is available to the public to make three-dimensional objects in plastic using a design that is uploaded from a digital file.  More on the 3D Printer

    • 3D printing is available for Highland Park Public Library card holders only.  Files must be in .stl, .obj, or .3mf format only.  See our submission procedures.

      SUBMIT A PRINT

    • There are many free and low cost CAD software programs and open source 3D files available online.  Some suggested sites are:

      3D Slash

      Blender

      Clara.io

      Meshmixer

      Onshape

      Sculptris

      SketchUp

      Thingiverse

      Tinkercad

    • The Library's Digital Media Lab offers the space, equipment, and software for you to get creative with video, music, graphic design, 3D scanning, and more. Bring your ideas to life! Learn more.view of equipment in the digital media lab

    • To print a document, email your document to

      Black and White:
      hppl-library-bw@printspots.com

      Color:
      hppl-library-color@printspots.com

      You will be sent a release code for the email message and each attachment. Use release codes to retrieve your documents.

      • Black & white printing is 10¢/page
      • Color printing is 25¢/page
      • Print jobs can be retrieved up to 15 minutes prior to closing time the day they are sent
      • Print jobs not retrieved prior to closing will be deleted
      • Retrieve print jobs from the computer lab printer in Adult Services