We have 15 internet-access computers throughout the library on a first-come, first-served served basis. Log in with your library card number or request a guest pass, limit one per day. You may use a computer for up to three hours per day.
If you are visually impaired, we have a computer with an oversized (24″) color monitor and a large-type, high-contrast keyboard. We use NVDA for text-to-speech capability. We also have a Merlin Magnifier, offering over 20 color/contrast combinations and over 50x magnification. Assistive listening devices are available for all programs and events held in our public meeting room.
All computers provide access to word processing (Word), spreadsheet (Excel), and business presentation applications (Publisher and PowerPoint). For Internet access, we offer Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, and the Tor browser.
All computers allow you to save to writeable CDs, DVDs, or USB/flash drives. You can purchase USB/flash drives at the Circulation Desk.
All computers are connected to printers. We accept donations at all service desks to help defray printing costs. Color printers are available in the Reference Area and at the Youth Desk; please see a librarian for help printing in color.
If you have brought your own laptops/device, a wireless printer is available at the Reference Desk. Please see a librarian for assistance with this printer.
You are welcome to bring your own headphones or earbuds to use with our computers. These also are available for purchase at the Circulation Desk.
Wireless internet is available throughout the building. The network is not secure; we recommend that you avoid using it for private or financial transactions.
There is a microfilm scanner and computer for use in scanning images from the microfilm collection. Microfilm titles include the Boston Globe, Daily Times Chronicle, Wakefield Daily Item, and Wakefield Observer.
Copy, Fax, Scan
The Friends of Beebe Library Document Center includes a copier, scanner, and fax machine, all conveniently located on the main floor near the Avon Street entrance.
Make a photocopy of a document or print from a USB/flash drive. File types accepted:
|Letter (8.5 in x 11 in)||Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)||Ledger (11 in x 17 in)|
|black & white copies||$.10||$.10||$.20|
A flatbed scanner with a 12 x 17 inch bed and a Xerox machine with a document feeder can quickly scan single or double-sided pages. Scan files for free to your smartphone, email, USB/thumb drive, or Google Drive.
A public fax machine sends both domestic and international faxes and costs .50¢/page. Cash only. Payments can be made at the Reference Desk.