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Computers, Scanning, Faxing

Anyone using our Internet access (either on our computers or their own device) must agree to abide by our Internet Access Policy.


Public WiFi is available throughout the library. To connect to it, look for the network NPLPublic on your device. No special settings, usernames, or passwords are needed. The network is open, and we strongly encourage you to take precautions to protect your laptops and other Internet devices.


Public Computers

Computers are available on a walk-in basis for two hours with two 30-minute extensions if no one is waiting. Use your library card to log into a computer or request a complimentary guest pass available at the 2nd floor Reference desk. We have nine PCs and one Mac.


You can visit the Reference desk on the 2nd floor to check out an HP Laptop for 3 hours to use in the library. You must be in high school or older, with a school ID or state ID/driver's license that matches your registered library card in good standing. We also offer MacBook Pros to check out for Northbrook cardholders.

Microfilm Machine

We have an updated microfilm machine that can read microfilm and microfiche. The machine will crop articles and includes scanning and email functionality.

Equipment for Visual Enhancement

A computer for the visually impaired with software that magnifies text and images is located in the 2nd floor Reference area.

Printing, Copying, Scanning, Faxing


We have two copier/printers on the second floor that print in black and white and color. These machines accept credit cards. There is an additional black and white printer in the Teen Loft. 

  • Black and white prints/copies: $0.10 per page
  • Color prints/copies: $0.50 per page

Print from Anywhere

Send your print to the Library using our Print from Anywhere service. Print jobs appear in the public print queue for two hours. After two hours, print orders automatically cancel and disappear.

Scanning and Faxing

We have a dedicated scanning and faxing machine on the second floor near our copiers. It is free to scan or fax.

Interactive Classroom

Our Interactive Classroom seats 14, and is the setting for our computer classes on a wide variety of applications and eResources.