Computers & technology

Get connected with our public computers and free WiFi. Learn more about what to expect.

Computers

Computers are available for adults and teens on the second floor on a walk-in basis or by appointment. Book online, call 847-673-7774, use the chat box on our website, or visit the Info Desk to make an appointment. Appointments are available for up to 60 minutes, with the option to add more time based on computer availability. Black and white and color printing, as well as scan-to-print copies, are available for a fee (coins or credit card). Free digital scanning and domestic faxing are also available.

Learn more about what to expect when you visit

The Lab

The Lab's computers are available for kids up to 8th grade on a drop-in basis. Anyone under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Computers can be used for up to one hour. Extensions may be possible based on availability. We cannot accommodate groups. You must know how to operate a keyboard and mouse to use a computer in The Lab.

Lab hours:

  • Monday-Friday 4-6 pm, 6:30-8 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 1-3 pm, 3:30-5 pm

There is a 3D printer in The Lab. Learn more about 3D Printing at the library.

WiFi

Free WiFi is available inside and outside of the library near the Village Green. Simply log on and select “Skokie Library” as your wireless connection; no password required!

WIRELESS PRINTING

Visit our printing portal to send print jobs from your laptop or from computers outside the building.

  • Black and white printing costs 10¢ per page.
  • Color printing costs 25¢ per page
  • Retrieve print jobs at the Print Release Station in the second-floor Computers area.
  • Unclaimed print jobs will be deleted four hours after they’re sent.
  • To print an email message or attachment from a mobile device, forward your email to tbs-skokie-bw@eprintitservice.com for black and white and tbs-skokie-color@eprintitservice.com for color. You’ll enter your email username to retrieve your print job.

LAPTOPS, DEVICES AND GADGETS

Borrow laptops to use inside the library. Stop by the information Help Desk on the second floor to check one out.

Love gadgets and gizmos? We loan devices for digital creation, productivity, and entertainment from our Library of Things on the first floor.

Browse our devices and gadgets

ONLINE RESOURCES

Level up your skill or learn new ones with online training and tutorials. You can also browse technology how-to videos on our YouTube channel.

3D PRINTING AND MAKER EQUIPMENT 

 More equipment and services are available in the Studio.