Technology at the Library!
Harney County Library provides an array of public-use technology, alongside our digital services and online learning opportunities. Take a look:
Things You Can Take Home
The library has twenty mobile hotspots purchased with an ARPA grant from the State Library. You can place them on hold in the catalog or give us a call at 541-573-6670. These hotspots offer unlimited data. They can be connected to any smartphone, laptop, tablet, and more (even smart TVs!). You are able to check out these items for 3 weeks, no renewals. You must be 18+ and your account must be in good standing.
Laptop Tech to Go Kits!
The latest addition to our technology offering – we circulate two laptop Tech to Go kits. These kits include a laptop, charging cord, mobile hotspot, hotspot cord, and an instruction sheet – all tucked into a laptop bag. This allows you to conduct Zoom interviews or Telehealth meetings at home, work on a project, and more! These laptops were also purchased with funds from an ARPA Grant from the State Library.
Tablet Tech to Go Kit!
The tablet kit includes a tablet, charging cord, mobile hotspot, hotspot cord, an instruction sheet, and a carrying case. The apps available on the tablet include all the Harney County Library e-resources like Hoopla, Library2Go, and Rocket Languages, as well as other apps you may find useful like an internet browser, YouTube, and Zoom. Check out a TV series on the Hoopla app (free with your library card), Zoom with your grandkids across the country, and more! (Tablet was purchased with funds from an ARPA Grant from the State Library.)
Printing & Faxing
The library offers print services – you are able to print from the aforementioned public computers, as well as via email – stop into the library, forward whatever documents you need printed to email@example.com, and a front desk staffer can help you out! Charges for copies are the following: $0.10/page for black & white copies, $0.50/page for color or larger copies (11x17).
If you need something faxed, we charge $0.50/page (we do not charge for the cover sheet). We can receive faxes for you for $0.10/page.
Scan to Email/Flash Drive
Free. Materials can be scanned and sent to an email on our copier, or you can bring your own flash drive and copy to it. Front desk staff are always on hand if you need help.
Remote Interview/Telehealth/Podcasting Space
If you need access to a space for doing a remote interview or telehealth visit, Harney County Library has our Oral History Recording Room available. This space is quiet, private, and available to be booked. We also have a public-use laptop with a webcam that you can use (you will be required to sign in and leave your ID at the front desk to use it). To book time in the Recording Room, stop into the library or give us a call at 541-573-6670!
Authored by the staff at Harney County Library!