Computer Equipment

computer equipment

Purchasing, upgrading and maintaining computer equipment is critical to libraries sustaining public access computing in their communities. Find resources to assist in decisions related to buying hardware, peripherals and storage devices and tools for the administration of computer maintenance and upgrades. Learn about discount and donation programs available to libraries.

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Start from Scratch: A New Program of the Bucks County Free Library

 News / Last Modified: 11 August 2015

Last month, Bucks County Free Library began offering Start from Scratch, a new program aimed at helping members of the public connect to the digital world.

During Start from Scratch sessions, patrons bring their "mostly dead" PCs to ...

iFought the iPads (and iWon)

 News / Last Modified: 03 February 2015

When Rapid City Public Libraries decided to add iPads to the Children's Area, I volunteered for the project. In the end this project took me a couple of months to tackle but the number of children using the iPads made it worth the effort. I hope by s...

You Shall Not Pass! iPad Passcode Programs and Other Insights

 News / Last Modified: 27 August 2014

Since her first article, iFought the iPads (and iWon), Sally-Adrina has heard from several librarians struggling with a common problem: iPad passcodes. At Rapid City Public Libraries, they experienced the same issue. A child or an ad...

Clear Resellers Impact on Broadband Adoption

 News / Last Modified: 11 April 2013

"I’d like to borrow the Internet, please."

Providence Community Library is loaning out the internet. Literally. They have purchased two hotspots from Mobile Beacon. Library patrons can check out the hotspots for up to a week. The hot...

Upgrade and Maintenance Brainstorm

 Document / Last Modified: 27 December 2012

A list of ideas and resources on Upgrade and Maintenance collected from the Rural Library Sustainability workshops, training institutes, and from other discussion areas on WebJunction.