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.
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.
Grab -a- Geek Request Form
Simply “drop in” for help with computers, the internet, tablets and other technologies. No appointment necessary.
- Wednesdays 2 – 4 PM
- Saturdays 1 – 3 PM (Changing to 10 AM – Noon on 2/17/18)
Computer Classes & Outreach
While no formal computer classes are offered at this time, check out our Tech Savvy Series of events. 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.
VHS - DVD Conversion
Library staff can now convert your old VHS, VHS-C, 8mm, and MiniDV cassette tapes as well as 8mm and Super 8 reels* to a digital format. Best of all, this service is absolutely free!
This service is open to everyone and we allow up to three (3) items to be dropped off at one time. New users are required to sign an agreement. Items 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.
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**
- Transferred for editing***, then to DVD or USB
* Only non-copyrighted materials may be converted.
** For conversions requested as digital files a USB (or other external storage device) with at least 32 GB of storage space must be provided. These files are often too large to be put on a disc. Please note that 8mm tapes will only be converted to USB, DVD conversion is no longer available.
*** 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. If you would like to take the files with you for editing on your own equipment, please provide a USB drive with at least 32 GB of storage space.
DVD-R discs are available free of charge. Library staff will make up to 1 copy (in addition to the original conversion) of a disc. If more copies are desired please provide additional DVD-R discs.
View our policy here and contact the Library at (314) 821-5770, ext 1027 for more information.
This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.
3D models can be submitted using the form below. 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 details. The cost is $0.25 for every 15 minutes of printing. All models are printed in PLA (polylactic acid). Staff can typically adjust the scale, layers and density 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, visit our Main Lobby to browse our 3D Print Binder. The binder features dozens of models with set prices from which to choose. Contact us at (314) 821-5770, option 3 for more information.
Our 3D printer is located in our Main Lobby and some examples of printed items are on display in our Children's Room.
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, our top three color choices. Some colors have limited quantities and may not include enough filament to print an entire model.
Limited Edition Colors - Out of Stock
|Ocean Blue||Army Green||Khaki|
Submit Your 3D Print Request
This form is currently out of order. Please send 3D print requests to email@example.com with the Subject: 3D Print. Include your file(s) as an attachment (.stl or .obj only) and include the following information: name, phone, email, 3 color choices and any notes regarding the print.
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.
Black & White – $0.10/page
Color – $0.30/page
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:
- firstname.lastname@example.org for Black & White ($0.10/page), or
- email@example.com for Color ($0.30/page)
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.
Large Format Print Request Form
This form is currently out of order. Please send 3D print requests to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject: LFP. Include your file(s) as an attachment (pdf, png, or jpg) and include the following information: name, phone, email, paper type (glossy, heavyweight, standard), dimensions, and any notes regarding the print.
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.