Get Technology / Research Help
If you would like one-on-one specialized help with a professional reference librarian – typically research help or learning how to use technology or software – please fill out this form and we will get back to you in 2-5 business days.
The Dolores Public Library has nine workstation public computers for adults; a library card is not necessary to use the computers.
In addition, thanks to a BTOP (Broadband Technology Opportunities Program) grant we have eight laptop computers that may be checked out with a valid library card.
If there are people waiting for a computer a patron’s time is limited to a 30 minute session.
Wifi is offered throughout the building at no charge.
Printing is available, you can find prices here.
Saving – if you are working on a document that you would like to save the options are to:
bring a flash drive
email the document to yourself.
Scanning is available for a modest charge.
Software – the computers all have the Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint).
The library has three computers specifically for young children – they are not connected to the internet and have age appropriate / educational software.
Check out our new, touchscreen AWE Early Literacy Station!
It is full of great educational software.
Purchased with funds from the BTOP Grant, this tool – in combination with a computer and projector – allows you to creative an interactive whiteboard
The Whiteboard is available for meetings with a prior reservation.
Lessons on how to set it up and use it are available.
Through the BTOP grant, the Library purchased an iPad and two Echo Smartpens, which is the Livescribe paper-based computing platform. The Livescribe platform consists of a digital pen, digital paper, software applications, and developer tools. Central to the Livescribe platform is the Smartpen, a ballpoint pen with an embedded computer and digital audio recorder. When used with Anoto digital paper, it records what it writes for later uploading to a computer and synchronizes those notes with any recorded audio through the Livescribe Desktop software.
The Smartpen has a micro-USB connector that transfers notes and audio to a computer and recharges the Smartpen using a standard computer connection. It also has a built-in microphone to capture meetings or lectures with crisp, clear sound and a built-in speaker that produces rich full sound to play back recorded audio. There is a standard 3.5mm jack to fits earphones. It holds 800 hours of recorded audio (8GB) and has a new ergonomic design with rubber grip and replaceable ink tip. The Smartpen also has a high contrast OLED display that makes it easy to display SmartPen apps.
The Smartpen and iPad are available for business or community training or meeting use. Please contact the Library Director at 970-882-4127 for availability and scheduling.