24 public Internet-access computers are available throughout the library on a first-come, first-served served basis. Log in with your library card number. Alternatively, visitors may request a guest pass, limit one per day. Patrons may use a computer for up to three hours per day.
All electronic resources offered by the library are accessible to visually impaired patrons using a workstation with an oversized (21″) color monitor. We use NVDA for text-to-speech capability and assistive listening devices are available for all programs and events held in our public meeting room.
Public 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.
Library computers allow you to save to writeable CDs, DVDs, or USB/flash drives. USB/flash drives are available for purchase at the Circulation Desk.
All public computers are connected to printers. To defray printing costs, the library accepts donations at all public service desks. Color printers are available in the Reference Area and at the Youth Desk; please see a librarian for help printing in color.
For patrons with their own laptops/devices, 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.
The library offers wireless access throughout the building. The wireless network is not secure; we recommend that you avoid using it for private or financial transactions.
The library also offers 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.
The Friends of Beebe Library Document Center includes a high quality copier, state of the art scanner, and fax machine for handling documents and paper, all conveniently located on the main floor near the Avon Street entrance.
A high quality copier prints in black & white and color, double-sided, and has a document feeder for multi-page jobs. You may also print from a USB/Thumbdrive, if the file type is supported (PDF, JPEG, TIFF and XPS). Patrons may choose to print on three sizes of paper: Letter (8.5 in x 11 in), Legal (8.5 in x 14 in), and Ledger (11 in x 17 in).
Black & White: Letter = $.10 | Legal = $.10 | Ledger = $.20
Full Color: Letter = $.25 | Legal = $.30 | Ledger = $.50
The machines take nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollar bills. Library staff can provide change for larger bills.
All copying done on Library machines is subject to current copyright law.
A self-service public fax machine from www.fax24.us does both domestic and international faxes and costs $1.75 for the first page, and $1.00 for each additional page. Use a debit or credit card, or purchase a prepaid fax card at the Reference Desk.