Free wireless Internet service (Wi-Fi) is available throughout the library.

Desktop Internet computers are available for one hour time slots. You can find Internet workstations on the first floor in the new Business & Technology Center. Learn about computing options in the Youth Services department.

The library also offers 15 minute Internet Express stations, so you can send a quick email or check a Web site without signing up for a computer.

Laptop computers with wi-fi capabilities are available for use by Barrington Area Library cardholders and reciprocal borrowers within the library. Borrow a laptop from the service desk in the Business & Technology Center.

Laptops may be checked out for two hours with two renewals. A $1.00/hour extended use charge, divisible by the quarter hour, applies to usage over the check-out time. Time will be automatically determined by the Library's online circulation system.

The patron will be charged the replacement cost of any missing or damaged parts. The replacement cost of the item will be charged if it is not returned by closing time on the date borrowed, if it is lost, or if it is damaged beyond repair.

Read the library's Computer Use Policy.

Scanning/Printing services: Our Simple Scan Stations use touchscreen technology for fast, simple scanning to PDF, Word, or HTML formats, with options to save, email, or print. We recently updated our Simple Scan Stations to provide even more functionality: check out the list below. You'll find Simple Scan Stations in the Business & Technology Center and in Youth Services, both located on the first floor, and on the second floor in the Adult Services area.
What can you do at a Simple Scan?
FREE Services:

  • Scan materials to:
    • USB drive
    • Email (as an attachment)
    • Smartphone
    • Google Drive
    • One Drive
    • Dropbox
  • Restore Pictures: Enhance and/or restore faded or damaged images
  • Text Translation: Translate text to 64 different languages
  • Scan Text to Audio: Translate text to an audio file in 54 different languages

Additional Paid Services:
Scan-to-Print ($.10/pg B&W; $.25/pg Color)
Scan-to-Fax ($.50/pg domestic; $1/pg international)

Try new Simple Scan Stations the next time you visit BALibrary!

Need to print? We have printers for all our Internet computers. Want to print at the library from your wireless laptop or even from your home computer? Use our Web Printing Service. Get all the details and set up your print requests.