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Technology in JPL

  • Using a computer at the library

    Using Library Computers

    Desktop computers with filtered and unfiltered internet access are available for public use at both library locations. Ask our staff to be directed to the computers needed for your tasks. Note: Computers are shut down daily 15 minutes before the library closes.

  • Wireless Internet

    Wireless Internet

    Free Wireless Internet is available during the hours the library is open. Access our Wireless Internet by turning on the ‘Wi-Fi’ on your device and connect to ‘jolietlibrary-wifi’. No password is needed. Wireless users assume all risks.

  • Wireless Printing

    Wireless Printing

    Wireless printing is available at either location with no additional software needed. You can send print jobs from any place outside of the library or from your device into our printers via our website.

  • Tech Help

    Tech Help

    Computer Lab staff are available to assist with basic technical questions while you are using a library computer. For more tech help, contact staff in the Digital Media Studio for an appointment.

  • Computer Classes

    Computer Classes

    Classes are currently offered through our Digital Media Studio located on the lower level of the Ottawa Street Branch.
    Classes in Basic Photoshop, Premier Video Editing, Internet Safety, Photography and 3D Printing will be posted as they become available on our events calendar and the Digital Media Studio page.
    Check out lynda.com for access to thousands of video training tutorials that can help you hone computer, business and creative skills!
  • Scanning and Faxing

    Scanning and Faxing

    Scanning and faxing are available at both library locations.
    Our Scan Stationsguide you through the process of choosing a file format, scan quality, color, file name, and destination. There is no charge for scanning. Faxing is $1 per page for faxes sent to the US/Canada and $2 per page for faxes sent internationally.

  • SKYPE Service for Military Families

    SKYPE Service for Military Families

    If you have a loved one serving in the military out of state and would like to videoconference with them via SKYPE, contact the Digital Media Studio at (815) 846-3127 for an appointment. This service is free of charge and you do not need a library card. Certain restrictions apply.

  • Digital Media Studio

    Digital Media Studio

    Our Digital Media Studio offers the public a wide variety of technology equipment and classes. The Studio is available to entrepreneurs, business owners, and individuals that would like to take their business to the next level by utilizing our state-of-the-art-devices.

Wireless Printing

Wireless or Cloud printing will allow you to print to our Computer Center printers via our website from your office, home, or mobile device. Once you submit your print jobs they will remain in our queues for 4 hours. Please arrive to print your job(s) no later than 30 minutes before closing time.

  • Single and double-sided printing is available.
  • 10¢ per page for black & white and 50¢ per page for color.

Click on the library location you wish to print to and follow the instructions. 

Ottawa Street Branch Printing   
Black Road Branch Printing    






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