Guess What? We Have That Too!
March 10, 2017
Technology, Part I
If you have been inside one of our MCPL locations to attend a program, access the internet, or do some genealogy research, you might already know about our books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and even an ever-expanding Blu-ray collection. Just by having an Access Pass (library card) you can find at least one service that will save you and your family lots of money! If you want to calculate how much cash you can actually save, check out MCPL’s Value Calculator.
With all of the advancements in technology, the Library has made accessing materials online via your devices simple and convenient. Many of our customers are using their Access Passes (library cards) to download current eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eMovies, eComics, and eMusic with only a few clicks.
Do you enjoy National Geographic Magazine, ESPN Magazine, People Magazine, or even adult coloring books? We offer current issues at no cost to you through a service called Zinio. The only thing you will need is an active Access Pass and a few minutes to register your account. All of this information can be found on the Library’s website under Download & Stream.
People of all ages need help learning how to use new technology, especially for the first time. MCPL has a plethora of resources for every age and interest.
The first thing you need to know is that MCPL offers a wide range of program topics, one of them being technology. We have classes on digital resources like OverDrive, various Microsoft Office applications, and even basic computing classes that explain functions of a computer or smartphone. If you have general technology questions, write them down and bring them with you to a Tech Talk. Browse a list of our events in MCPL’s Beyond the Books or browse and register for classes on our MCPL Events webpage. As always, you are more than welcome to call your local branch to get assistance finding and registering for any program.
Many MCPL locations have a dedicated staff member who will schedule an appointment with you to answer technology questions. We can help you download an eBook and find your way around an eReader (Kindle, iPad, or other tablet). We can also help you with database research, creating an email account, and even provide instructional handouts or bookmarks at no cost to you. Keep in mind that your librarians cannot repair your device or computer if you have an error or virus. Be sure to call and ask if your nearest branch has a technology expert that is available to schedule appointments.
Remember, this is only Part I of the “Guess What? We Have That Too!” technology series. If you cannot wait until next month to read more about the services we provide, take a look at our Online Information page. I challenge you to find one online resource we provide that you do not already utilize, and then share it with one other person. Are you ready for the challenge? Get your Access Pass… GO!
Consumer Technology Specialist