Computers & Internet

The Library currently provides 24 computers for teens and adults, and 12 computers for kids. Internet use is free for all library users. Minors are allowed Internet access unless a parent or guardian signs the Internet Opt-Out form, which is available from the Info Desk or the Kids Crossing Desk. All Internet users must read and accept our Internet Policy and Rules for Use before using the Internet. Internet use is filtered; we ask that you avoid looking at materials that may be disruptive to other library users.

Software & Equipment

  • Our computers run Windows 7.  Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers are available. Microsoft Office 2013 (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Publisher) is installed on all adult computers.
  • Our  iMac offers a widescreen display and the Adobe software suite including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat and more.  Sessions are limited to two hours, and photo ID is required for use.  Ask at the Info Desk to begin.
  • Our Simple Scan Station offers two fast scanners: a book scanner and a document feeder scanner.  Scan to email, a flash drive, Google Drive, share with your smartphone/tablet or fax.
  • Your files should be saved online or onto a personal storage device. CD-Rs are available for $1 each.  Flash drives are available for $5 each.
  • Headphones are not provided, and we recommend you bring your own.  Earbuds are for sale for $2 at the Info Desk and the Kids Crossing Desk.
  • A multi-card reader is available to borrow at the Info Desk.
  • Convert VHS tapes to DVD with our VHS to DVD Converter Station.  Make an appointment on how to use the Conversion Station by contacting Marcin at 847-455-6016 ext. 222, or visit the Info Desk with any questions.


  • Free wi-fi is available. Look for “Franklin Park Library” under available networks. Wi-fi use falls under the same rules as our Internet Policy. Access is available throughout the building and during operating hours only.
  • Our two Laptop Areas offer multiple electrical outlets for easy charging while you work. The Square also offers an area for teens to work and charge their own devices.


  • Color printing is 50 cents per page. Black and white printing is 10 cents per page.
  • Wireless Printing – Print any document or web page from your home computer, wi-fi enabled phone, tablet, or laptop to our library printers.
  • All print jobs are automatically deleted after 3 hours.

Tech Training

Interested in learning more about technology? Find out more about tech training.