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Computers & Training

About our computers
Easttown Library has 25 computers available for public use (3 laptops and 22 PCs). All of these computers run on Windows 7 and have Microsoft Office 2010 Professional (Word, Excel, Picture Manager, Power Point, Publisher, Access and Paint) installed on them. With the exception of the 5 computers in Youth Services, all computers are networked to both the black and white and color printers located at the circulation desk.

The library also has free unsecured wireless internet access, use of which is governed by the Chester County Library System's Internet Acceptable Use Policy. Connections are filtered to comply with federal law. Customers must have a computer and wireless network adaptor that supports the 802.11b/g/n protocol. At the present time, there are no wireless printers available.

Computer training
Easttown Library offers free half-hour one-on-one training sessions to help you improve your computer skills. Limit two sessions per month. There is a $15 requested donation for in-depth and/or hour-long sessions. Registration is required for all computer training. Contact Audrey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to arrange an appointment. Computer training is offered on the following topics:

  • Computer basics (customized for your needs)
  • iPad
  • Photo editing
  • Excel: One hour session and a $15 donation to the library per class is requested for Excel training. As a prerequisite you must have basic computer skills. 
  • OverDrive: Learn to download eBooks and eAudiobooks to your computer and mobile device

Assistive Technology for Individuals with Vision Impairment
Easttown Library owns an iPad Air with assistive applications, a reading stand, and a video magnifier to help individuals with vision impairment to effectively use our print resources. First time users must make an appointment with staff for an introduction to the technology. Call 610-644-0138 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to make an appointment.

Special software applications and peripheral hardware
Special software applications have been loaded onto certain computers. These include:

  • Adobe Photoshop CS3: professional imaging software for picture editing. Installed on Adult 9 and Adult 12 computers.
  • Learning Express Library: free access to a wide range of tutorials through the Chester County Library System. Icon is located on the Desktop of all public computers.

Special peripheral hardware is attached to four computers:

  • HP Scanjet G4050: enables you to scan slides, negatives, or pictures into digital format. Use of these scanners is available through the Adult 9, 10, 11, and 12 computers.

Easttown Library owns an iPad to demonstrate downloading library eBooks, digital magazines, and other training in the library. 

Earbud Headphones are available for sale at the Circulation Desk for $1.50. Flash drive are for sale for $10.00.

 

 

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