Computer Lab & MakerSpace

Computer and WiFi Access

Card holders and guests are welcome to use a library computer, or bring your own device and access free WiFi. The library has both PC and Mac computers with printing access. PCs have basic Microsoft programs, and Macs have Apple programs.

Technology for Checkout

  • HotSpots (learn more)
  • Reader Pens for those with visual impairments or other disabilities (learn more)
  • Chrome Books (coming soon)


MakerSpaces are creative, DIY spaces that are purposefully-planned and designed for use by community members. These spaces bring together equipment, education and resources that provide opportunities for individuals to learn, create, design and invent. Whether you are a hobbyist or a professional, young or old, we want to make a space for you! 

For more information about the MakerSpace,  email the Technology Librarian  or call 205-620-6471. We can’t wait to see you at the Library!

Available Equipment

  • 6 HP laptops
  • LulzBot TAZ 3D Printer
  • Ellison Press (staff assistance necessary)
    • Free when using your own supplies
    • $0.05 each page of library supplies
  • Small Laminator
    • Free when using your own supplies
    • $0.30 for each 8.5x11 page
    • $0.50 for each 11x17 page
  • Cricut machine (staff assistance at first session)
  • Paper Cutter/Guillotine Trimmer
  • Hot Glue Guns

Computer Classes

Don't let tech issues get you down! Take a one-on-one computer class with our Technology Librarian.

Topics to choose from include:

  • Basic Computer Use & Online Safety
  • Email set-up and basics
  • Intro to Libby and/or Hoopla Digital app
  • Intro to Mango Language Learning
  • Library website and its features
  • Microsoft Word and/or Excel
  • Google Drive and Photos

Register online

For more info, email the Technology Librarian  or call 205-620-6471

MakerSpace Calendar