Tech Tools

With tech tools available on site — and a wide range of items you can take with you — we have what you need to entertain, create and innovate.

TOOLS FOR CHECKOUT

GOPROS AND CAMERAS

GOPRO HERO CAMERAS
GoPro Hero Cameras are durable digital cameras that film from your point of view. Available at King Road, Oregon and Sylvania - Contact location to reserve.

DSLR CAMERA
The Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR camera will suit many photography needs and skill levels. Available at Sylvania - Contact location to reserve.

CAMCORDER
The Canon XA10 camcorder is an ultra compact professional camera that records in full HD 1080p. Available at West Toledo - Contact location to reserve.

EXTERNAL STORAGE (1 TB)

My Passport is the trusted, portable storage that perfectly complements your on-the-go lifestyle. Designed to fit in the palm of your hand, there’s plenty of space to store a massive amount of photos, videos, music and documents. Perfectly paired with WD Backup software and password protection, the My Passport drive helps keep your files safe.

Available at King Road, Oregon and West Toledo - Contact location to reserve.

GOCHIP BEAM

GoChip Beams are entertainment streaming devices that allow customers to watch moves and television series anytime, anywhere and on any device without internet connectivity. GoChip Beams contain a rechargeable battery, a WiFi-broadcaster and movies or a television series ready to watch. After downloading an app and connecting to the GoChip WiFi signal, up to 8 simultaneous users can stream the available movies/television series to electronic devices.

Available at all locations.

BROWSE SELECTION

LASER ENGRAVER

The SuperCarver DIY Laser Engraver is portable and engraves wood, organic glass, corian, paper, leather, resin, and other materials in a 1.5 in x 1.5 in space. Only available for Windows system and for Android versions above 4.0.  

Available at King Road - Contact location to reserve.

TELESCOPE KITS

Equipped with an Orion StarBlast 4.5" telescope and multiple accessory items such as a magnifying eyepiece, headlamp, constellation guide, instruction book, batteries and a carrying case.

Available at Point Place - Contact location to reserve.

ON SITE TOOLS

3D PRINTERS AND SCANNERS

3D PRINTERS
Choose from hundreds of ready-to-print designs on Thingiverse or create your own design using Tinkercad! Librarians will then print your project using one of our 3D printers. Printing time depends on size of piece and number of printing jobs already scheduled. Cost is 10 cents per gram of plastic, due at time item is picked up. Available at King Road, OregonSylvania and West Toledo - Contact location to reserve.

3D SCANNER
The Matter & Form 3D Scanner converts 3D scans into object models that can be printed. Available at Sylvania - Contact location to reserve.

BUTTON MAKER

Need some buttons to promote your new business, initiative or creative idea? We'll show you how to design and print the buttons that you need to drive attention to your cause! Materials supplied. 25 cents per button.

Available at King Road - Contact location to reserve.

CRAFTING TOOLS

Cricut Machines, poster printers and sewing machines

CRICUT EXPLORE AIR and CRICUT MAKER
Cricuts are the ultimate electronic cutting machines for DIY arts and crafts projects. Cut over 60 different materials with ease and precision and choose among a variety of designs found on Cricut Access. We provide the machine and software, you bring the materials you wish to use! Available at King Road, Oregon and Sylvania - Contact location to reserve.

POSTER PRINTER
The Expression HD Wide Format Color Poster Printer provides ultra HD photo quality - get brilliant borderless prints from 4" x 6" to 13" x 19". Available at Sylvania - Contact location to reserve.


SEWING MACHINE
The portable Husqvarna Sewing Machine teaches engineering, art and math. Available at Sylvania - Contact location to reserve.

EDITING SOFTWARE

Computers at some of our locations feature additional software that allows you to be your own producer. Create your next masterpiece with the same platforms the pros use, including:  

iLife Suite: Contains Garage Band, iMovie, and iPhoto. Available at King Road, Oregon, Sylvania and West Toledo.

Adobe Photoshop Elements: Photo editing softward. Available at King Road, Oregon, Sylvania and West Toledo.

Final Cut Pro: Video editing software. Available at King Road, Sylvania and West Toledo.

FILM TO DIGITAL CONVERTERS

We offer Wolverine brand digital converters for turning 35mm, 126KPK, 110 slides/negatives, 8mm and Super 8 movies into digital images or movies in seconds. No computer or software needed. All items are saved into its internal memory or optional SD/SDHC memory card, up to 32GB capacity. Easily connects to any Windows PC or MAC, to offload images or view on TV.

Available at King Road, Oregon and Sylvania - Contact location to reserve.

LIGHT BOX

Inovart Professional Lite Boxes are ideal for tracing, opaquing, stripping, transparency/slide viewing and sorting. Provides a 12" x 16" lighted surface for tracing or other creative activities.

Available at King Road, Sylvania and West Toledo - Contact location to reserve.

STUDIO EQUIPMENT

Record your next hit at the Library! King Road, Sylvania and West Toledo locations feature audio and video equipment for use in their studios. Microphones, mixing consoles, headphones and accessories are available, as well as audiovisual equipment.  

VHS TO DVD CONVERTER

Have a bunch of VHS tapes that you would like to keep and view in the future? Use our Toshiba DVR 620 and transfer your VHS tapes to DVDs.

Available at King RoadOregon and West Toledo - Contact location to reserve.

TECHY EVENTS FOR ALL AGES

LEGO Deserted Island

Tuesday Aug. 14
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

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Album Art

Thursday Aug. 16
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Album art can be just as memorable and significant as the music it represents. Bring your own ideas-or find inspiration in books or on the web-and design album art that represents your favorite song, album, or your life. We will provide the supplies needed to bring your cover to life!

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It's Knitopia!

Friday Aug. 17
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Main Library

We’ll share finger knitting and arm knitting, so you’ll have skills even if needles aren’t an option. Plus the different types of needles there are and how you can use found items for needles when the craft store remains have already been ransacked.

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