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Equipment Available for use at EPL

Simple Scan Station
Scanners
Printers
3D Printer
Poster Printer
Copiers
Computers
Microfilm/fiche Printers and Readers
Accessibility Equipment/Software
Laptops
VHS to DVD Converter
CD/DVD Duplicator
Film, Slide, and negative Scanner – Wolverine F2D Titan Film to Digital Converter
Cassette to CD/Digital – TASCAM CD Recorder and Cassette Deck
LP to Digital – Numark USB Turntable (TTUSB)
Elgato Video Capture

 

Photo of book scan station

Simple Scan Station

SCAN to email, USB, or Google Drive. Save as PDF, searchable PDF, Word, TIFF or JPG. Simple Scan Stations are located on both floors. FREE!!!

SPECS:
11×17 scan bed
Scan at 200, 300 or 600 dpi.
Emails are limited to 5MB.

FAX your scan for a flat rate.
$1 Domestic
$5 International

Photo of scanners in computer area on the second floor of EPL

Scanners

Three scanners attached to computers with graphics software are available near the 2nd Floor Computing Commons.  Perfect for the more advanced user who wants to control settings or someone with many things to scan. Can also scan negatives and slides.

Photo of printers in computer area

Printers

Black & white and color printers are located on both floors of the library.

Cost:
10¢ black & white
50¢ color

You can also print remotely from anywhere!

MakerBot 5th Generation

3D Printer

EPL Cardholders can print items using a MakerBot 5th Generation 3D Printer.

More information about 3D Printing at EPL

3D Print Request Form

poster printer

Poster Printer

Looking to print something larger than a regular copier can handle? Try our new poster printer!

More information about poster printing

Photo of copy machine

Copiers

A color copy machine is located on the 2nd floor and in the Makery.

Depending on your project, you may be directed to a specific copier. We offer letter, legal and tabloid paper sizes.

Cost:
10¢ black & white
50¢ color

You can also print remotely from anywhere!

computers

Computers

Computers are available for the public. Click here for more information on computers.

microfilm fiche printer reader

Microfilm/fiche Printers and Readers

Our scanner provides extensive editing and image enhancement capabilities along with the ability to print, create high quality images (PDF, JPG, TIFF, etc), email, save to USB, save to google drive, annotate images and highlight articles.

Magnilink Zip

Accessibility Equipment/Software

We have a variety of equipment from a large type keyboard to a table that raises and lowers to accommodate a wheelchair. Click here for more information.

laptops

Laptops

You must: 

  • Have a valid Elmhurst Public Library card
  • Be Middle School age & older

Guidelines:

  • Four-hour checkout time
  • $1 per hour overdue fine
  • First come, first served

Software includes:

  • Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office 2013

Visit the Checkout Desk to borrow a laptop while you’re in the Library.

Check Laptop availability

 vhs to dvd convertor

VHS to DVD Converter

Convert your VHS home movies to DVD using this Toshiba DVR620 converter. You provide the DVD-Rs, with storage space equal to the number of minutes on your VHS home movies. The machine works in “real time” as it converts your data. For example, one hour of video will take one hour to convert. Free. VHS-DVD Instructions

Search the catalog for “VHS” to check availability of the converters.

A self-authored VHS tape that has not been published commercially may be converted into any other format, such as DVD, in single or multiple copies. Reproducing or converting a commercial movie is an infringement of copyright.

 duplicator

CD/DVD Duplicator

The DVD/CD Duplicator is a standalone device that allows you to make an exact copy of a DVD or CD without the need of a computer. The duplicator is available near the 2nd Floor Computing Commons.

 Film to digital converter

Slide and Film Scanner

Wolverine F2D Titan film to digital converter for 135, 127, 126 negatives and slides, 110 negatives, 110 slides, 8mm/Super 8 mm film, APS negatives, and Library film. Save images to SD/SDHC card. Available for use in the Creative Studio.

 Cassette to CD Digital Scanner

Cassette to CD/Digital Convertor

The TASCAM CD recorder and cassette deck allows recording and playback of digital compact discs and analog cassettes. Available for use in the Creative Studio.

 LP to digital convertor

LP to Digital Convertor

LP to Digital: Numark USB Turntable (TTUSB). The TTUSB connects directly to a computer to turn vinyl recordings into digital music. Available for use in the Creative Studio.

Elgato Video Capture

Digitize video from a VCR for playback and editing on Mac or PC. Skip the DVD creation process altogether and digitize your homemade videos into a shareable format. See instructions here. Available for use in the Creative Studio.