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Information Desk – Get expert assistance from staff with your information, research, reading or entertainment needs.  Ask us about anything – in person, by phone at direct line is 440.933.8127 or by email at info@alpl.org.

Coaching – Make an appointment for one-on-one help with digital literacy or your resume.

Homebound Delivery – Available to Avon Lake residents who cannot come to the Library due to disability. We select, deliver and pick up materials for you. Contact Karen Scott by email or at 440.933.8127.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) – If we don’t have it here, we can bring many items in from other libraries.

Public Access Computers – 18 computers running Windows 7 with high-speed Internet connection and suite of Office 2010, as well as selected software such as Firefox, Open Office and GIMP (an open version of Photoshop). All have USB ports as well as CD-RW drives.  (3.5 disks and memory cards can be accessed with USB devices available at the Information desk.)

Self-sign up with your library card and PIN (ask our Information desk staff for help if you do not know it).  If you do not have a card, ask for a guest pass.

Wireless Internet Access – ALPL_Public is available throughout the Library.  Accept terms of use via browser.  Log in to ALPL_Print to send print jobs directly from your device.

USB/flash drives, headphones, CD-RW discs – Available at our Information desk at cost.  We take cash, checks and credit cards.

Computer Printouts – 10 cents per page or 15 cents for double-sided in black and white.  25 cents per page in color.  8.5×11 paper and bypass feeder only.  Pick up your own printouts with your card or guest pass and pay with coin/bill acceptor.  We take cash, checks and credit cards.
Scanner – Scan images or documents as JPG or PDF (multi-page) directly to a USB drive (your own or ask at the Information desk to borrow one).  B&W or color.  Self-serve or ask for help.

Copiers – Two coin-operated copiers, one near Circulation desk and one near Information desk.  Copy on letter (8.5×11), legal (8.5×14) or ledger (11×17) size paper, reduce or enlarge images, single or double sided originals and copies, document feeder, bypass feeder (ask for staff assistance),  B&W only.  10 cents per page, except 11×17 at 20 cents each.

Fax machine – Send and receive faxes for a $1 fee plus 10 cents per additional page.  There is no charge for the cover page.  Public fax number is 440.933.5659. Near Circulation desk.  Self-serve and pay at desk or ask staff for help.

Vision Assistance – Magnifiers (hand held, ask at Information desk) and Optelec desktop digital viewer.

Typewriter – IBM Wheelwriter.  Near Information desk.

Notary Public – A free service. Call ahead (440.933.8128) to ensure someone can assist you.

Test Proctoring – Are you taking a distance education course from an out of town school?  We may be able to help. Ask at Information desk.