Computers & Technology

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Wi-Fi Access

Complimentary wireless internet access is available through the library. Customers may access our network by connecting to AHML-A or AHML-K in Kids' World. We also circulate Wi-Fi hotspots for access outside the library. By using our Wi-Fi, you agree to the terms of our Internet Access Policy.


Our 45 public computers are located behind the Tech Learning Center Desk on the first floor of the library and are equipped with Windows 10, the Microsoft Office Suite, Chrome, Firefox and Edge. Two iMacs are also available. Use a computer with your library card or sign up for a computer use card. Computers with filtered internet access are available to children in Kids' World.

Laptops and iPads

Arlington Heights cardholders may check out a laptop or iPad at our Tech Learning Center Desk. Laptops and iPads are available for use within the library for two hours with extensions.

Flash Drives and Discs

Flash drives and DVDs are available for purchase at the Checkout Desk. Sales tax is charged upon purchase.

  • Flash drives (16GB) - $6.00 each
  • DVD-Rs - 75¢ each

Printing and Copying

Printers and copiers are available in our Public Computer Lab and Business Center. Send jobs to them remotely with our wireless printing service.

  • 5¢/black & white legal or letter page, 10¢/ledger page
  • 40¢/color legal or letter page, 80¢/ledger page

Veteran library card holders may print up to the cost equivalent of 100 black and white letter pages per week at no charge.

Scanning and Faxing

Use our Simple Scan Stations to send documents by fax or email or save them to a flash drive or Google Docs. Documents and photos can be scanned into a PDF, JPEG, TIFF or Word document. Additional scanners are available in the Studio.

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Need Tech Help?

Stop by the Tech Learning Center Desk for answers to questions about technology, eReaders, software, Studio equipment and more.

Arlington Heights cardholders may schedule a 30-minute appointment with one of our Tech Advisors for in-depth questions.

Schedule an appointment

The Studio at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library

The Studio

The Studio is a do-it-yourself space with equipment, software and learning resources for you to get creative with video, music, graphic design and more. The Studio is funded by the Friends of the Library.

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The Studio is not available at this time.

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3D Printing

Arlington Heights cardholders can submit designs to be printed at the library on our Makerbot Replicator Mini 3D printer.

Submit a Design 

Library of Things Equipment

Check Out Equipment

We offer a variety of devices and technology you can take home as part of our Library of Things, including:

View All Circulating Tech

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Wireless Printing

Send jobs remotely from your computer or mobile device, and then print them from our public printers within 24 hours.

Submit a Print Job 

Computers & Technology Resources

Free online tech training on topics like basic PC/Mac skills, Word, Excel, using the web, job searching, etc.

In-depth, instructor-led, 6-week classes on tech topics, health care training, business/accounting, personal development, law, test prep, and more. Some classes can lead to certification and continuing education units (CEUs)

Arlington Heights cardholders only

Free tutorials, designed by Goodwill, focusing on computer, job and life skills.

Simple, straightforward tutorials on Facebook, Twitter, GMail and more. From Niche Academy.

    Web design, coding, mobile app development and more. Earn points/badges to track your progress and create a showcase for potential employers.

    If you signed up for a library card online, you must receive a permanent library card (sent to your Arlington Heights address) before signing up for Treehouse.

    New user? Account deactivated? Use our account activation form.

    Additional FREE resources  (no account required):

    • Treehouse Festival--July 27-31:  Free 5-day online event focused on careers in coding, working from home and developing 21st century skills. Register here.
    • Livestreamed training sessions via their YouTube channel. Check back every few days for updates.
    • YouTube edition of their "How to Work Remotely" tutorial.
    Arlington Heights cardholders only

    Online card registrants will have access after they receive their permanent library card. If you are unable to access your existing account, CONTACT US (select "Tech Help" as your feedback topic).

    Gale Presents: Udemy offers over 3500 on-demand video tutorials covering technology (e.g., Office, Windows, and Mac OS, coding, etc.), business & management, job & career skills, and personal growth. Some courses offer IT certification test prep or project management professional development units (PDUs)