Computer Services

Wireless Printing from Home or in the Library

Print wirelessly to the library’s printer from all mobile devices, including laptops, tablets and smartphones. Submit print jobs from home or in the library and release them at the library’s Print Release Station. Learn more about wireless printing.


Computer Training For Bryant Library Patrons:

Tech 1-on-1 for adults (By appointment only)
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The library now offers one-on-one tech help for our local patrons in English and in Chinese. This class is right for you if you need help with any of the following: Microsoft Word, Email, downloading books, setting up an account in Kanopy and Hoopla, wireless printing and any other library online resources. 


DOWNLOADABLE MEDIA

Downloadable Audiobooks: If you’re into technology and you love to listen to audio books, we’ve got the perfect thing for you! Library cardholders can download audio books directly to their personal computers and MP3 players. Simply visit Nassau Digital Doorway (or Overdrive) to begin.

Downloadable Ebooks: Download Ebooks to your computer, or ereader device through Nassau Digital Doorway (or Overdrive). It's fast, easy and free!

Digitized Books: The Bryant Library is excited to offer electronic books to our patrons. The Gale Virtual Reference Library is a user-friendly database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7! You'll need to Enter all 14 digits of your library card number to use this database (no spaces or dashes).


RESOURCES AVAILABLE IN THE LIBRARY

PAC (Public Access Computers) Using SAM:
As a free service to Bryant Library cardholders, you can log on and surf the World Wide Web, create a resume, a Power Point presentation, do a spreadsheet, or word processing. If you already have an Internet-based email account, you may read and send E-mail. Visitors to the Bryant Library may come to the Reference Desk to get a Visitor's Pass. This pass expires at the end of the day.

To use SAM:

  • Patrons must enter their library card number without spaces. Your PIN number is the last 4 digits of your phone number.
  • If you do not have a library card, we have guest passes available at the Reference Desk.
  • If no computer is available, you can register for the next available computer at the sign-up computer. 
  • Your session will last one hour; you will receive warnings to save your material or print as your time is running out. You will be automatically logged out at the one hour mark. 
  • If no one is waiting for the next available computer you will be able to log back on. 
  • If you are going to print, please go to the Reference Desk and add money to your account. There is a $10.00 maximum. Your balance will remain on your account indefinitely. There are both color and black and white network printers available. Color prints are $.25, and black and white prints are $.10. 
  • All of your work must be saved to a flash drive since it will be lost after you are logged out. Flash drives are for sale at the Circulation Desk - 4g for $6.00.
  • The last session of the day will end at 8:50 p.m. on weekdays, and 4:50 p.m. on weekends. If you need additional assistance, or if you have forgotten your PIN #, please see a librarian at the Reference Desk.

Internet Access:

Browsers:

Firefox
Internet Explorer
Google Chrome

Software Programs:

Word Processing Program

    • Microsoft Word

Spreadsheet Program

    • Microsoft Excel

Database Programs 

    • Microsoft Access

Presentation Programs 

    • Microsoft Powerpoint
    • Microsoft Publisher

Resume Writing 

    • Winway Resume

Tutorials 

    • Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing


Patrons must be familiar with the software applications that they are using. Our librarians can assist in the initial startup of the system, however, staff cannot provide extended instruction. If you are a beginner, please ask about our computer volunteer tutoring service.

Access for All Computers:
We now offer a large screen monitor, scanner, printer setup and software for the visually impaired.

  • ZoomText is magnification and reading software for the vision impaired.
  • Open Book allows you to convert printed documents into quality speech.
  • Connect Outloud is designed for the beginning or experienced blind or low vision computer user to access the Internet through speech and braille output.
  • PaperPort makes it easy to operate your scanner and eliminate paper by directly converting it into digital files that you can quickly find, use and share.

The Access for All Computer is available for patron use either without sign up or by advance reservation. Call the Reference Desk at 621-2240 or visit the library for assistance.

WiFi:
The Bryant Library is a wifi hotspot. Bring in your own laptop with wireless capability, and sit anywhere in the library to connect to the Internet. Patrons must adhere to the library's Internet Public Use Policy.


3D Printer

We have about a dozen things that are ready to print, using our 3D Printer. Call or visit the Reference Desk to make an appointment.