Kirkwood Public Library offers a plethora of technologies for your use.
Among those services listed below, the Library also offers access to computers for public use with internet access and Microsoft Office 2019. Early Literacy iPad Stations and an interactive floor projection offers children educational games and activities. Teens can enjoy gaming consoles and computers. Self check-out machines allow for patrons to checkout and renew items, view held items and pay fines via credit card.
The Library is always looking for new technologies to implement which will engage and enhance the user experience at the Library.
For the last 6 years, KPL has been converting your old VHS, VHS-C, 8mm tapes, MiniDVs, DVDs and 8mm/Super8 reels!
Get your old VHS, VHS-C, 8mm, MiniDV, and audio cassette tapes converted to a digital format. We can also convert 8mm and Super 8 reels as well.
This service is available to any resident of Kirkwood, Brentwood, Ferguson, Maplewood, Richmond Heights, Rock Hill, University City, Valley Park and Webster Groves (the nine libraries of the Municipal Library Consortium). Best of all, this service is absolutely free!
Conversion of materials can be provided in the following ways:
Transferred to a DVD, playable on a home DVD player capable of playing DVD-R discs.
Transferred to a USB or other external storage device in MP4 format
* Only non-copyrighted materials may be converted.
Fill out the online reservation form below. Materials will not be accepted without a reservation made in advance. If the form is closed, please check back at a later date.
Our signature technology service, Grab-a-Geek offers scheduled one-on-one training sessions with one of our dedicated, knowledgeable and friendly staff. We assist with a variety of technology topics including OverDrive, Kanopy, Hoopla, Microsoft Word, Windows, MAC, phones, tablets, and other devices, and more!
To schedule your appointment, please complete the form below. For questions please contact (314) 821 5770, Option 5.
During peak times, there may be a wait time for appointments up to several weeks.
Our time, like yours, is valuable. If you make an appointment and need to cancel, we ask that you do so within 24 hours of the scheduled time. No shows may incur a waiting period before being allowed to reschedule.
3D models can be submitted using the form below. Please indicate your top-three color choices for printing. Models are printed on a first come, first serve basis*. We accept one submission per person at at time. Once that print is picked up and paid, you may submit another request. We can accommodate one (1) color per submission. Please refer to the Library’s 3D Printing Policy for more details. In general a model costs $0.25 for every 15 minutes of printing. All models are printed in PLA (polylactic acid or polylactide). Staff can typically adjust the scale, layers and density of a given model in order to accommodate cost.
For those who would like to have an object 3D printed, but do not want to design or find your own models, look through our 3D Print Binder for a selection of models with available to print. The binder features dozens of models with set prices from which to choose. Contact us at (314) 821-5770, Option 5 for more information.
For more information about 3D Printing technology, refer to this guide.
* During peak request times, turnaround time for 3D prints may be up to several weeks.
Kirkwood cardholders are entitled to $7.50 worth of free prints annually. Non-Kirkwood cardholders and guest users are not entitled to free printing. Printing can be performed from any of the public computers and can be released at the Self-Check, located near the main desk. Printing is also available from the Children’s Room for pick-up at the Youth Services Desk.
Black & White – $0.10/page Color – $0.30/page
Large Format Printing
The Library also offers access to a large format printer, capable of printing up to 36 inches wide and up to 10 feet in length. Available papers types include: standard, heavyweight and glossy paper in 24 and 36 inch rolls.
Pricing: The following are the estimated cost of printing based on an average print. As you complete the request form below, you will be given an estimated price. Upon printing, library staff will price out the printed objects based on materials consumed and will let you know the final cost when the items are ready to pick up. Your price may be less or more than the listed average based on the specifications of your prints.
Average Cost: $0.50 sq/ft for standard paper | $0.75 sq/ft for heavyweight | $1.00 sq/ft for glossy
Please complete the form linked below to submit files for large format printing or call (314) 821 5770, Option 5.
This project is sponsored by the Missouri Library Association’s Access & Innovation Fund grant program, which aims to enhance, support, and develop library technologies and innovation that improves patrons’ access to libraries. The Missouri Library Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization operating to promote library service, the profession of librarianship, and cooperation among all types of libraries and organizations concerned with library service in the State of Missouri.
Other Technology Services
Copy, Scan and Fax
The Library offers access to a black & white and color copy machine which can copy letter and legal sized documents. The copy machine in located near the Information Services desk.
Cost: $0.10/page – Black & White | $0.30/page – Color
The Library’s Simple Scan Station, located across from the Information Services desk, can scan large and small documents and images through a document or flatbed scanner. Images can be cropped and resized. Images can be sent to Google Docs, an email address, a Microsoft Office Document*, stored on a USB Drive, and also be faxed (see Fax, below, for prices). *Documents scanned to MS Word are converted, allowing them to be edited, providing that the conversion was able to recognize the characters.
Faxing can be done at the Simple Scan Station, or with Library staff members. Cover sheets can be provided by Library staff upon request.
Cost: Free for local and long distance; $.50 per page for international; $.50 per page to receive faxes.
The Library has wireless network throughout the building which is available during Library hours. The network is secured with a password which is displayed throughout the Library and can be obtained from Library staff.
Duplicate CDs and DVDs with this device. Only non-copyrighted materials may be copied.