APLD now has a 3D Printer! Users can create a 3D object and submit it to the library to have it printed. Compatible software is installed on the computers in both the adult and children's labs to use to create an object to print. Our printer uses PLA filament which is very sturdy and biodegradable.
Please read our 3D Printer Policy before submitting an object to ensure we will print your project.
A few general guidelines to know when submitting a project:
APLD has added a new way for you to watch movies! The library is now circulating Roku Sticks. The Roku's are preloaded with many movie titles the library owns and Netflix. Currently we have eight Roku Sticks preloaded with Adult and Juvenile movies (Ratings from G - R) and two Roku Sticks preloaded with Juvenile movies (Rated G, PG, and TV-Y).
APLD offers free, open Wi-fi for any device that has a wireless network card. Simply enable the DHCP capability in the TCP/IP settings and have the device obtain an IP automatically and your device will recognize our wireless system, called APLD. The wireless network is available only during business hours of the library.
The library offers wireless printing from any device with Internet access. From a computer, click to submit your print jobs to our coin operated printers. Select the black or color printer, enter your name to identify your print jobs, indicate what you want to print, send the job to the processor, click print and within 45 seconds the jobs show up on the print release stations in the library.
Walk over to one of the 2 coin operated print release stations in the library, enter the name you used above, select your print job, enter the appropriate money and take your prints. Printing in black only is $.10 per page and color printing is $0.50 per page. Wireless printing does not offer double-sided jobs.
Android and Apple both offer a PrinterOn App. For instructions on using the apps, following the directions provided below.
The Adult Computer Lab has 14 computers plus 1 computer available for use in a private study room. Several lab computers also have flatbed scanners attached. Young children are not permitted in the Adult/Teen Computer Lab. If you have small children and need to use a computer, we will be happy to let you into the study room with the computer.
Software installed on the Adult Lab Computers include:
APLD offers computer classes for free in various programs throughout the year and one-on-one help from our Computer Coaches. To find out what we are offering, visit the Events Calendar and signup today!
Located on the main floor in the Children’s Department, it is available for children under age 13. Our internet filtering software blocks many inappropriate sites, but does not replace parental judgment and what each family considers suitable for each child. Children under the age of 6 must have a caregiver assist them.
Software installed on the Children's Lab Computers include:
The Children’s Lab also contains four iPads for Early Literacy use. The iPads are preloaded with many Early Literacy themed apps picked by the Children's Department staff and appropriate for ages 5 and younger.
Netbooks are available for check out at the Adult Reference desk for use within the building to Antioch Public Library District cardholders over the age of 18. Borrowers must show an ID and library card to check out a netbook. Netbooks can be used all day during library business hours.
Software available on the netbooks include:
When netbooks are rebooted any work saved locally, browsing history, etc. is deleted off the machine. Antivirus software is installed on the netbooks for browsing security.
APLD has a Scanning Station located on the lower level of the library outside the adult lab. The scanning station includes a flatbed book scanner with a beveled edge to allow for books to lay flat and a single sheet scanner that can scan up to 20 pages double-sided.
APLD offers Kindle Paperwhite eReaders to Antioch District Library cardholders to check out and take home. These Kindle Paperwhites are preloaded with titles purchased by the library. Patrons can read from the selection preloaded or download a book from MyMediaMall. Borrowers must be 18 years old and have an Antioch District Library card. The Kindle Paperwhites circulate for two weeks and can be renewed if no one else is waiting. Paperwhites are also available with teen titles and childrens titles preloaded.
In our history room on the lower level, we also have a Microfiche Viewer available for use. The library has reels of film from Antioch News and Antioch Review newspapers for the years 1888-2008 (some editions may be missing). Users are able to print articles found on the film.
Most of these newspapers are also online at Archive.org.
The library has two faxing capable machines available for public use. One machine is located on the main floor right inside the entrance. The second machine is located on the lower level just outside the adult lab, also known as the Scan Station. Faxing from either location is $1.00 per page.
APLD is now circulating Mobile Hotspot units for you to use anywhere! Service is provided over Verizon’s network. Connect up to 10 devices at once including your laptop, smartphone, tablet, or any other device with WiFi capabilities to get Internet access. Use it at home or on the road!
Text APLD to 66746 or fill out the form below.