Technology

In-house Technology

Assistive Technology

Manlius Library has a Zoomax handheld video magnifier available at the front desk for patron use within the library. We also have two large magnifying glasses.

The library has a Perkins brailler, available for in-house use.

For Kids

In the children’s area, our six public computers are equipped with Magic Desktop, which has age-appropriate limitations and features, such as games, art programs, and a content-limited internet browser. Children may use a computer for up to two hours by signing in with their library card or a guest pass. Manlius Library also has four mounted Amazon Kindles with games. Children do not need to sign into these.

For Teens

Teens may check out our circulating Chromebooks for use anywhere within the library. Teens may also check out one of four Kindles, preloaded with ebooks.


Public Computers

Patrons with a valid library card may use computers in the library for two hours each day.  Manlius Library also offers guest passes.
Please read our computer use policy.

Anytime you are asked for your barcode you need to enter all 14 digits without any spaces. The computer login also requires a four-digit PIN number. Stop at the circulation desk and present identification if you need to create a PIN. Library cards are not transferable; each patron must use their own library card to access the computer.

Our public access computers have Internet Explorer and Firefox for browsing and Microsoft Office 2010 Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

USB flash drives can be used with public computers. CD/DVD drives and SD card drives are available, but burning CDs is not supported.

Speakers are not provided on public computers. Patrons may bring their own headphones or borrow a pair of ours.

The library has a CAC (common access card) Reader available for use inside the library. Patrons with military or government ID may use this card to access secure websites from our public computers.

Circulating Laptops

Manlius and Fayetteville patrons with a valid library card may check out one of our circulating laptops or Chromebooks.  The library has 10 new Chromebooks, 2 new Windows PCs, and 2 powerful MacBook Pros for circulation in-house .

Our Windows and Mac laptops are for patrons aged 18 and up and require a valid government-issued ID to check out. The PC laptops have a full suite of office programs.  The MacBook Pros are equipped with the entire Adobe Creative Cloud.

Chromebooks are available to patrons aged 12 and up and do not require a government-issued ID for check out. These devices are web-ready but can not have additional apps installed. Patrons may sign into their own Google accounts to use these Chromebooks.


Public Internet

Manlius Library has free, unlimited wireless internet (wifi) available with no password required.

Circulating WiFi Kits (CNYFi)

Manlius Library participates in the CNYFi Project, which provides patrons with circulating Chromebooks and hotspots. If you don’t have the internet at home, this is the opportunity to get wireless independence on your own kitchen table, at your desk, or from your couch.

Manlius and Fayetteville patrons can check out a Chromebook laptop and accompanying 4G wireless internet hotspot for three weeks. These hotspots allow up to 10 different devices, such as phones, computers and tablets, to connect to the Internet for free.

These kits will be loaned to Manlius and Fayetteville patrons aged 18 and older with library cards in good standing. Kits are not available for immediate checkout; patrons must complete a training session with a library staff member and sign a loan agreement prior to checkout.

Call the library at (315) 682-6400 for more information or to be added to the waiting list.


Office Needs

Photocopy

A photocopier is available. Copies cost 10¢ per page in black & white and 30¢ per page in color. Two-sided (duplex) printing is available. A change machine is available for your convenience.

Fax

Manlius Library offers faxing as a paid service through a third party provider. Please note that scan-to-email is a free service that the library provides in-house.

The cost for domestic faxes is $1.75/first page and $1/each page thereafter. The self-serve machine requires a credit card for operation. It can only do one-sided faxes.

Scanning

Need a document scanned? Let our front desk staff know. We can scan it and email it to you, all for free.

Printing

Printing costs 10¢ per page for black & white and 30¢ per page for color. Wireless printing and public computer printing are the same price.

Use our public computers to print directly to our printer.

With Manlius Library web printing you can print virtually any document or web page from your Internet connected PC or device to one of our library printers.

Print by email :

  1. To print an email message or an attachment, send the email (with attachment) to: manliuslibrary-bw@printspots.com for black and white prints (10¢ a page) or manliuslibrary-color@printspots.com for color prints (30¢ a page).
  2. Visit the library’s Print Release Station and click “Release a print job.”
  3. Enter your email address.
  4. You will be able to select to print the email message by itself, the attachment by itself, or both.  Select the file(s) to print.  Note that you will not be able to edit file(s) from the release station.
  5. Press print, follow the prompts, and insert money in the vending device.

Print by upload:

  1. Visit our PrinterOn portal here.
  2. Choose either black or white (10¢ a page) or color (30¢ a page).
  3. Enter your email address.
  4. Browse your computer to find and select the file to print or paste the URL of the file.
  5. Click the green print icon.
  6. Visit the library’s Print Release Station (near the bathrooms and computers).
  7. Click “Release a print job” and enter your email address.
  8. Select the file to print.  Note that you will not be able to edit the file.
  9. Press print, follow the prompts, and insert money in the vending device.

Print by app:

  1. Download the PrinterOn App from the Google Play Store or iTunes.
  2. Tap on “No Printer Selected” to get a popup called Printers.  Tap Search and type “Manlius.”  Install either or both options: Black and white or color.
  3. Select the file you want to print through Documents, Photos, or Web.  Tap Print.
  4. Enter your email address and tap the check mark in the top right corner.
  5. When the green bar announcing Job Success appears, your print is ready at the Print Release Station.
  6. Visit the library’s Print Release Station (near the bathrooms and computers).
  7. Enter your email address.
  8. Select the file to print.  Note that you will not be able to edit the file.
  9. Press print, follow the prompts, and insert money in the vending device.

Tech Help

Need a little help with basic computer skills, ereader set-up, and/or tablet skills? We can help! We offer one-on-one computer and technology instruction to help you with whatever you want to know.

Register for an appointment by calling 682-6400 or signing up on our calendar. You can also stop by the desk for drop-in tech time on Monday and Wednesday evenings, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

Throughout the year we also offer monthly Tech Tutorials. These tutorials are presented in a classroom setting and cover a variety of popular tech topics, such as Twitter, Facebook and ebook borrowing. Upcoming classes can be found in our newsletter or on our Event Calendar.

Tech Guides