Computers and Technology

Borrow

Currently, the library has Hotspots, HP Mini Netbooks, Amazon Kindle Fires, and Apple iPads available for North Valley Public Library cardholders!

Hotspots

Need access in a location that ordinarily has limited service?

Check out a Wifi Hotspot!

Get access to check email, social media, fill out forms, and so much more all from the comfort of your home! The Hotspots can be checked out for 7 days at a time. Unfortunately, at this time we do have a 24 hour delay in rechecking out Hotspots.

Amazon Fire Tablets

Have a young child that wants to play educational games, read/listen to books, watch tv/movies, and more?

Check out an Amazon Kindle Fire today!

Kindles come preloaded with Amazon Kids+ (formerly Amazon FreeTime) which enables users to download countless hours of entertainment and educational programs. These items are only for those under 18 and MUST be checked out by an adult. They do have to be connected to the internet in order to download. Check them out for 7 days at a time.

Apple iPads

Looking for a way to check email, social media, and read/listen to books on the Libby app, but don't want to tote around a heavy laptop?

We now have 7th generation Apple iPads available!

 

We've preloaded each device with the following apps: Flipster, RBDigitial, Libby, Facebook, Instagram, Skype, YouTube, Twitter, Vimeo, WebMD, Zoom, and GotoMeetings. An Apple ID is required for any additional app downloads. You may find that you need an internet connection to use the majority of apps, so be sure to check out one of our WiFi hotspots at the same time! Like our other devices, this item checks out for 7 days at a time with a $1/day fine.

Netbooks

Interested in a hotspot, but don't have a computer? Our Netbooks are refurbished donated laptops loaded with Chrome OS (Operating System). Use Google Docs, Sheets, or browse the internet using Chrome. Netbooks can only be used to connect to the Internet, so any files you need to edit will need to be found and edited online. Also, be sure to save any work to an extra drive or cloud as these computers reset once the session has ended. Come check one out for 14 days at a time!

Please return all equipment to the front desk. Not the drop-boxes.

 * Fines are $1.00/day for both Netbooks, Hotspots, Kindles, & iPads *

Library Computers

We have 9 public desktop computers and 2 children's room computers, all with Windows 10, full access to the internet, library resources, and common desktop applications.

Make sure to bring an external drive or save via cloud technology as computers are unable to save files. For information regarding our computer policy, please visit our policies page or click here.

Self-Checkout and Montana Shared Catalog Kiosks

 

For your privacy, a self-checkout Kiosk is located in front of the building. We also have two Montana Shared Catalog Kiosks available to find material at our partner libraries to place on hold. We ask that you only use these machines to search the online catalog and not the web. 

 

Printing & Scanning

High-speed printing and scanning is available at the library. Scanning is free to all patrons, but there is a small fee for printing.

Printing Options

  • You can print up to 500 pages on our high speed copier 

  • Print single ($.10/page) or double-sided ($.15/page)

  • Paper sizes: standard stock, 8.5 x 11, 8.5 x 14 and 11 x 17 paper. 

  • Only black and white                                    

Scanning Options

  • To a USB (flash drive) or directly from the copy machine

  • To a workstation via the ADA machine on the end cube.

  • Email directly from the machine                    

Technology Help

We offer technology assistance for phones, tablets, apps, web browsing, and more! If you need assistance, please call to set-up an appointment with Melanie or click here to submit an appointment request! Appointments are for one hour at a time. 

Please note that we do not fix or repair equipment.

New Collections!

The Library is currently ordering and working with partners to bring new technology items available for at home use for NVPL cardholders! Check back often!

Faxing

Regrettably, we no longer offer a faxing service at the Library. There are several businesses within the town of Stevensville that can assist with this or you can opt to fax via the internet faxing service (scan to fax).

*North Valley Public Library is CIPA and ADA compliant.*