Computer, Printing & WIFI Services
Central Library located at 300 Pine Ave
We offer our patrons a number of online resources: from a variety of full-text magazines, newspapers and journals and reference materials to support the education and research needs of local citizens. All resources are free, all you need is your PINES library card!
COMPUTER INSTRUCTION TUTORIALS
The Board of Trustees is committed to making information available in a variety of formats from traditional print and audiovisual materials to the latest in electronically accessed materials. The computers offered by the Library are intended to integrate electronic resources from information networks around the world with the Library’s other resources and, by doing so, provide information beyond the boundaries of its own collection.
- To check out a hotspot, a patron’s account must be in good standing.
- Must be a resident of Dougherty County.
- Must be age 13 or older
Hotspots can be placed on hold.
Each kit will come with the hotspot, a charger, and a case.
Only one hotspot may be borrowed by a patron/family at a time.
The hotspot will be loaned for 14 days with one renewal.
Service to the hotspot will be disconnected 48 hours after the missed due date.
The hotspot will not be considered returned until all parts have been returned.
Please ensure that the device is turned off.
Hotspots must be returned in person. They can not be placed in the drop box.
Common Access Issues
Hotspots use cell towers to work. If an area has poor cell service, it will have poor hotpot service.
Hotspots can support up to 10 devices per hotspot. The more devices connected to the device the slower the speed.
Most issues with the hotspot can be solved by turning the device off and on again.
Fines & Liabilities
$3 a day overdue fee up to the total cost of replacement of the device.
$20 to replace case
$10 charging cable/cord
$70 device replacement
Wireless Internet access is available to visitors who bring in their own wireless-equipped laptops. Library staff is not responsible for providing computer support for wireless users. Access to the library’s computer network is subject to policies regarding acceptable use and behavior.
The Board of Trustees is committed to making information available in a variety of formats from traditional print and audiovisual materials to the latest in electronically accessed materials. The computers offered by the Library are intended to integrate electronic resources from information networks around the world with the Library’s other resources and, by doing so, provide information beyond the boundaries of its own collection. To learn of our rules and responsibilities go here.
1. Choose a printer (color or black and white) at the locations below:
2. Enter your email address
*note: this is the email that you will use to retrieve your print job at the print release station
3. Select the document from your laptop/computer or you can enter a URL to print something from the web
4. Click the green printer button on the bottom right of the screen
You can go here for more detailed instructions of how to work PrinterOn and their apps.
Yes, you can print wirelessly from your own mobile device to any Dougherty County Public Library Patron Printing Station. Most online email services require that you log-in to access email. If you provide the URL (web address) of your message, the printing services will be blocked because your email login name and password are not known by the print system.
If you are not physically at the Library, but wish to print at the Central Library:
1. Send your print jobs as email attachments directly to these addresses::
2. You will be sent a release code for the email message and each attachment. Use these release codes to retrieve your documents. Email forwarding is ideal for online email portals such as Yahoo!, Hotmail or Google Mail.
|Copy & Print Fees|
|Black & White||25¢ per page|
|Color||50¢ per page|
|**Fees for standard 8.5"x11" page. See staff for other sizes.|
DCPL has two Ultimaker 3D printers which are available for patrons to use in order to create plastic three-dimensional objects. The printer is available for public use on a first-come-first-served basis. It is only available during the hours that the library is open and the print jobs must be completed during this time period.
The 3D printer can be used with basic knowledge of Computer Assisted Drawing (CAD). Creating a new design requires advanced knowledge of 3D modeling software products. Video tutorials that accompany CAD programs can be of assistance. Any 3D drafting software may be used to create a design as long as the file can be saved in .stl format.
The following is a comprised list of free programs for you to create your own 3D models:
- SketchUp – requires download and installation
- Blender – requires download and installation
If your interested in using our 3D printer, please read the policy and fill out the request form here.
We offer various electronic devices for sale to patrons. All you have to do is ask at the front desk and you’ll quickly be accommodated:
|For Sale Fees|
|Flash Drive 2 GB||$3.00|
|Dry Erase Marker||$0.50|
The Dougherty County Public Library has a number of computers available for patrons at all of our branches. Public access computers are available with a library card or valid photo ID. Microsoft Office is available on each PC.
The library has Early Learning computers filled with fun games and activities in the children’s area. Play and learn at the same time with these systems built for kids 2-8 years old.
There are several websites that can be used to send faxes for free. Visit these pages to get started.
- https://faxzero.com/ -Fax up to 3 pages + a cover page free at a time, up to 5 times a day.
- https://www.gotfreefax.com/ – Fax up to 3 pages free at a time, up to 2 times a day.
- https://www.fax.plus/free-fax/ – Requires user to create a free account. Can fax up to 10 pages a day for free.
- https://www.faxburner.com/ – Create a fax number to use for 24 hours. Up to 25 pages can be sent, 5 pages can be received.
Learn to type using practice drills, games, and simulations.
Mousercise gives you practice using a mouse and it helps to develop your mousing skills.
Digital Learn provides basic computer instruction that covers basics of email, internet as well as the basics of using a computer.
GCFLearn Free is another very good resource that offers a variety of computer instruction
Tech Boomers provides basic computer instruction that covers how to navigate specific websites and learn how to use smart phones.
Digital Learn Navigating a website
Digital Learn offers this instruction on how to navigate a website.
GCFLearn provides this resource on how to get online and surf the internet.
Digital Learn Email
Digital Learn provides this resource to teach you about using and setting up an email account.
GCFLearn provides this very good resource to teach you about using and setting up an email account.