Technology Services

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 2013, Adobe Acrobat and Creative Suite 6. AWE Early Literacy Stations and and iPad kiosk 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. To suggest a new technology, please contact the Director of Technology & Online Services.

Technology Assistance

Grab-a-Geek

Our signature technology service, Grab-a-Geek offers scheduled one-on-one training sessions. We assist with a variety of technology topics including beginner’s skills, tablets and eBooks, as well as software tutorials and more. For questions please contact (314) 821 5770 x 1027 or fill out our online form below.

Drop-In IT

Simply “drop in” for help with computers, the internet, tablets and other technologies. No appointment necessary.

  • Wednesdays 2 – 4 PM
  • Saturdays 1 – 3 PM

See the full schedule

Computer Classes & Outreach


At this time, there are no computer classes scheduled.. Please contact the Director of Technology & Online Services at (314) 821 5770 x 1027 for questions or to request technology outreach. For technology training and assistance please refer to Grab-a-Geek and Drop-In IT listed above.

Printing

3D Printing

3D models can be submitted, as attachments, to 3dprint@kirkwoodpubliclibrary.org. Please indicate a preferred color for printing from the Colors tab above. The most acceptable 3D model files are in .stl format. Models are printed on a first come, first serve basis. A time and price estimate is provided for confirmation prior to printing. Please refer to the Library’s 3D Printing Policy for more cost 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. Please direct questions to (314) 821 5770 x 1027.

Our 3D printer and some examples of printed items are on display in our newly renovated Children’s Library.

For more information about 3D Printing technology, refer to this guide.

The following colors are available for printing. Please indicate, at the time of submission, what color is preferred as well as a second choice. Some colors have limited quantities and may not include enough filament to print an entire model.

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Cool Gray (dark gray), and Black

Now featuring: Brown, Khaki, Ocean Blue (dark blue), and Army Green

Printing

All Library PCs offer access to printing. For printing from the Library’s wireless network, or the computer lab Mac computers, see the next section on Mobile Printing.

Kirkwood Library Card holders are entitled to $7.50 worth of free prints annually. Non-Kirkwood Library Card holders 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-Service Print Station, located near the computer lab. Mobile Print users and guest users should see a staff member at the Customer Service or Information Services Desk. Printing is also available from the Children’s Room for pick-up at the Youth Services Desk.

Cost:

Black & White – $0.10/page
Color – $0.30/page

Mobile Printing

Send documents and other items to the Library for printing through our Mobile Print service.


Upload files to the Online Printing Portal

Click here for a list of supported file types.

Forward an email attachment to:

Download the PrinterOn App

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. The cost of which is broken down based on type and width of the paper used.

Available papers types include: standard, heavyweight and glossy paper in 24 and 36 inch rolls.

Cost: $0.25 sq/ft for standard paper | $0.50 sq/ft for heavyweight | $0.60 sq/ft for glossy

Download our pricing rubric to see how much your job will cost.

Please inquire with the Information Services Desk to use the large format printer. or call (314) 821 5770 x 1027.

Other Technology Services

Copy, Scan and Fax

The Library offers access to a black and white copy machine which can copy letter and legal sized documents. The copy machine in located near the Information Services desk.

Cost: $0.10/page

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: $1.00/page for local $2.00/first page, $1.00/each additional page for long distance $5.00/first page, $3.00/each additional page for international $1.00/page to receive faxes

Wifi Network

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.

VHS - DVD Conversion

Library staff can now convert your old VHS, VHS-C and 8mm cassette tapes* to a digital format and burn it to a DVD. Best of all, this service is absolutely free!

We can perform a one-to-one conversion for you or upload your videos to our computers and notify you when they are ready to be edited**. This service is open to everyone and we allow up to three (3) cassette tapes or up to six (6) hours of footage to be dropped off at one time. New users are required to sign an agreement. Cassette tapes are logged when they are brought it and picked up to ensure the return of your material. Materials are converted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Time estimates can be provided, but are not guaranteed.

* Only non-copyrighted materials may be converted.

** Staff can train on the editing process and assist if necessary, however, staff will not perform the editing process for patrons. An appointment may be necessary.

Of course, anyone is welcome to perform the conversion process on their own. The Library has two methods for converting those old home movies. Perform a straight conversion from VHS to DVD using our VHS/DVD player combo or upload your cassette to one of our Mac computers and use iMovie to crop and edit your old home movies. The process may take up to a few hours, depending on the length of the cassette tape(s) and the method used for conversion. Please inquire with Library staff for assistance. An appointment may be necessary for any training.

DVD-R discs are available free of charge, within reason. For multiple conversions, we encourage you to bring your own discs.

View our policy here and contact the Library at (314) 821-5770, ext 1027 for more information.

Disc Duplication

Duplicate CDs and DVDs with this device. Only non-copyrighted materials may be copied.

Please inquire with Library staff for assistance.