The Oak Park Public Library is growing its digital collection and services by adding three new offerings available both in the library and off-site: wireless printing, online video tutorials, and digital picture books for kids.
Wireless printing from anywhere
With the library's new wireless printing service, customers can print a document or web page remotely, from wherever they are. "We are offering wireless printing as a service to users working remotely or on laptops and mobile devices within a library location," said Eric Battaglia, Digital Services Manager. Customers simply choose which library location they want to print to, and upload their file. Documents may be sent to the Main Library, Dole Branch, or Maze Branch. To use the service, visit oppl.org/services/computers-printing.
Print jobs must be picked up before the library location closes for the day. Print jobs will remain in the queue for 12 hours only.
Black-and-white printing is available for $0.15 per page.
Over 100 file formats are supported, including Microsoft Office products, Adobe PDFs, and JPEGs.
Lynda.com online learning courses
Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. This new subscription-based service, which offers nearly 3,000 video tutorials taught by industry experts, is now available to all Oak Park Public Library cardholders, both on- and off-site.
"I love the flexibility of Lynda.com," said Gretchen Rings, Digital Collections Librarian. "Whether you want to acquire a particular skill for work, such as making pivot tables in Excel, or have an interest you want to explore, like how to paint with acrylics, there really is something for everyone."
With beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses on software, web design, business and management skills, financial literacy, career skills, and social networking, Lynda.com offers instruction on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS. Up to 35 concurrent users can access the site using an Internet browser on their desktops, laptops, and tablets. For more information, visit oppl.org/borrow-download/online-resources.
TumbleBooks for kids
TumbleBooks are an online collection of animated, talking picture books intended for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. "Teachers and librarians alike rave about TumbleBooks," said Gretchen Rings, Digital Collections Librarian. "That's because their interactive, read-aloud features make reading fun and get kids interested in reading, not to mention help struggling readers." TumbleBooks can be accessed and streamed online through a browser; no special app is needed. For more information, visit oppl.org/borrow-download/online-resources.
About the Oak Park Public Library
Founded as a public library in 1903, the Oak Park Public Library engages with the community and enhances the quality of life by providing opportunities for lifelong learning, by creating spaces and opportunities to connect, and by fostering a love of reading and a commitment to literacy. To learn more, visit oppl.org.
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