All branches of the Bucks County Free Library and the majority of system member libraries have PC’s with Office 2016 and Internet browsing software.
The Yardley-Makefield branch has a Mac with Open Office and other miscellaneous open source software.
A library card and PIN are required to use Bucks County Free Library computers. Policies at system member libraries may vary. Computer users must follow the library system’s Computer and Network Access Policy.
All branches of the Bucks County Free Library are equipped with black and white and color copier/printers. Black and white printouts are 20 cents and color printouts are $1. The majority of system member libraries have black and white copiers and printers.
All branches of the Bucks County Free Library are equipped with free self-serve scanners for converting and saving documents and images into digital formats. Options for image resolution are standard quality, or 200 DPI, high quality, or 300 DPI, and photo quality, or 600 DPI. Scanned items can be saved as PDF, searchable PDF, MS Word, TIFF or JPEG files. Documents can be sent by e-mail with a maximum 5 MB file size and no limit for sending to USB or printer. Documents can also be faxed at a cost of $0.25 a page.
Several types of digitization equipment are available for free self-service use at the Doylestown library. Regular printing fees apply to printouts resulting from any applicable equipment use.
The DVD and CD duplicator can produce an exact duplicate of up to five simultaneous copies of a master DVD or CD in less than 10 minutes. Copyright is enforced.
The microfilm and microfiche reader offers a keyword-finding function and the ability to print or save source material in JPEG or PDF formats.
The slide/film/negative converter converts 35 mm, 126 mm, 110 mm, and super 8 film, including color or black and white negatives or slides, to digital format. A library SD card may be used for temporary storage; however, users are expected to bring their own SD cards for permanent storage.
The VHS to DVD converter accommodates both VHS and DVD-Ws, translating them into a format viewable on current DVD players. Material is transferred in real time.
Available for free in Doylestown and Quakertown, the Ellison machine has selected dies for cutting paper, fabric and other materials into a variety of shapes for scrapbooking, quilting, and other crafts. Donations of Ellison dies are always welcome.
One Button Studio
The One Button Studio is a simplified video recording setup that can be used without any previous video production experience. The design of the studio allows you to create high-quality and polished video projects without having to know anything about lights and cameras. You only need to bring your flash drive with you and push a single button. The One Button Studio is located at the Yardley-Makefield branch of the Bucks County Free Library. Reservations can be made at buckslib.org/helpdesk/.
The Yardley-Makefield branch has two Smart Block booths to provide meeting space for business workers who need to conduct their meetings with speed, efficiency and privacy. Each booth contains a TV with HDMI/VGA connections, controlled lighting, and overhead speakers.
All Bucks County public libraries are equipped with wireless connectivity that can be accessed inside and outside the library nearby each building.
All Bucks County Free Library Branches offer wireless printing to laptop users that are connected to our “Library” WiFi. Please visit https://buckslib.org/wifi-home to use wireless printing while at one of our libraries where wireless printing is available.