Media Center & Technology

Computer Classes

Microsoft office, basic computer classes and more available at the library. Classes are taught by Technology Librarian Lisa Machno. Morning and evening classes available. See the library’s calendar of events page for scheduled class dates.

Computer Tutoring
During October to May, the Secaucus High School S.A.I.L. volunteers provide free computer tutoring to senior citizens at the high school.  Information regarding these tutoring sessions will be posted in mid-September.

Tech Club for Tweens
The Tech Club meets from October to December and April to June. The club is designed to allow children, ages 8-12, a place to become creative using technology programs at the library. Children create digital art, video games, Microsoft Power Point & Publisher and other programs. Registration is required and will be posted early September.

E-Device Assistance/ Book-a-Librarian
If you recently purchased an E-Device and need help getting started, we can help you set up your device. We currently provide assistance for the following items:

Kindle Readers
iPad, iPad Mini, iPad Shuffle, iPod Touch
Barnes and Noble Nooks
Smartphones
Please note that an appointment is required for this service. Contact Technology Librarian Lisa Machno for more information @ 201-330-2083 x4005.
Computers and Software
In addition to our Media Center, the library has 49 computers distributed throughout the building that are available for public use.  Headsets are required for watching movies or listening to CDs. Earbuds are available for purchase at all of our service desks for $2. All of the terminals are equipped with Open Office and access to the Internet. Computers in our Media Center and Young Adult Department are equipped with the Microsoft Office Suite. Computers are limited to 4 one-hour sessions per day. Guest passes are available for patrons without BCCLS library cards.

Operating System: Windows 7

Internet Browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari

Other Software: Microsoft Office 2010 & 2013, Adobe Reader, Quicktime, iTunes (not all pcs).

Wireless Access at the Library
Wireless Internet is available free to any library customers with WiFi enabled laptops and wireless devices. The Adult Reading Room, Reference Department and Panasonic Room are Hotspots. Our WiFi network is called “Library Public Wifi”

Printing and Scanning
We offer self-service printers for the Adult and Young Adult Sections, which allow you to pay and pick up your printouts at select print stations with your library card. Printouts are 15 cents per page for black and white and 50 cents per page for color. Our coin machines will accept coins, 1-dollar and 5-dollar bills. Our Children’s Department only offers black and white print-outs and must paid for and picked up at the circulation desk at this time.

Currently, we have flatbed scanners located in the Reference and Children’s Departments. Those wishing to scan must have a USB flash drive. Scans are $1 per page.

E-Device Gadgets
Currently, we provide Kindle Readers to be checked out for a duration of 2 weeks. Our Kindles provide a variety of genres: romance, science fiction/fantasy, classics, and young adult literature. Please contact or visit our reference department for more information.