Hardware & Software Available for Use at the Library

Hardware for Use in the Library

Available at all 3 libraries

  • Book binding machine
  • Bullet scanner
  • Chromebooks
  • Flatbed scanner
  • Green screen
  • iPads (for children only)
  • Laminator
  • Laptops
  • Mac computers
  • Microphone
  • Scansnap - photo scanner
  • Silhouette Cameo 2 Cutter - paper & vinyl cutter
  • Simple Scan Station - scan to fax, email, printer or USB drive
  • VHS-DVD converter
  • Video camera
  • Wolverine - film & slide to digital format converter

Additional equipment at Nichols and 95th St. libraries

  • 3-D printer
  • 3-D scanner (95th Street)
  • Blu-ray burner
  • Buttonmaker - 2.25” (Nichols)
  • Buttonmaker - 1.5” (95th Street)
  • Cassette and LP converter
  • Embroidery sewing machine, Brother SE400  (Nichols)
    ​- Knowledge of machine is required
    - Suggested Supply List and Tips for Using PDF
  • Selfie Stick
  • Studio photography tent (Nichols)
  • Wacom tablet (95th Street)
  • Microfilm/Microfiche Reader (Nichols)
Computers & Technology - see more about services at the Naperville Public Library.

Creative Software Computers

Check in at the Computer Lab to be logged in for creative software. Hours may be limited based on station requested.
Naperville Public Library cardholders are given priority and are able to make reservations up to two weeks in advance either in person or by phone.

3-D Printing

  • Create custom objects - take a class at the library or teach yourself 3-D design with Lynda.com.
  • Bring your ideas to life with one of our 3-D printers.
  • Submit your 3-D print order online and we print it for you.
  • Cost of the finished object is 20 cents/gram.
  • Maximum build size:
    95th Street: 8(H) x 8(W) x 6(D) inches
    Nichols: 11(H) x 11(W) x 9.8(D) inches

Creative Software at the Library

  • 123D Make
  • 123D Design
  • Blender (95th only)
  • Makerware
  • Meshmixer
  • Audacity (95th only)
  • Audition
  • EZ Vinyl Converter
  • Garage Band
  • Soundforge (95th only)
  • Dreamweaver
  • IDLE (95th only)
  • Java (95th only)
  • Microsoft Visual Basics 2 (95th only)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ (95th only)
  • Microsoft Access
  • Muse
  • Python (95th only)
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Silhouette Studio
  • Illustrator
  • Painter Essentials
  • Lightroom
  • Photoshop
  • Photoshop Elements
  • ABBYY Finereader
  • Epson Scanning Software
  • After Effects
  • Elgato Video Capture
  • iMovie
  • Premiere Elements
  • Premiere Pro
  • Windows Movie Maker
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • iBooks Author
  • InDesign
  • iWork
  • Office 2016