Digital & Maker Services

The Launch Pad

The Launch Pad is a vibrant, collaborative makerspace where members explore new technologies, ideas and skills through expereimentation and hands-on learning in a guided and supportive atmosphere. Visit our Launch Pad page to discover where creativity can take you.

 

Training Lab

The Training Lab is the home of the library’s Digital Connections technology classes and ESL classes. The library offers a variety of classes to help community members learn the skills they need to succeed. The Training Lab features seating for 24 students and utilizes laptops to maximize viewing. In order to keep the space accessible, there are viewing screens at each of the tables so students will be able to have a close view of the instructor’s screen. The instructor podium is centrally located, giving a 360 degree view of the classroom setting.


Digital Connections Classes

We offer a variety of technology classes in our Training Lab for learners at all levels. View our current newsletter or events calendar to see what’s being offered.

 

Digital Connections Class Survey

If you've taken one of our Digital Connections classes, we want your feedback! Help us keep our content current and meet your needs by taking this short survey.

Class Survey | En EspaƱol

 

Tech Assistance

Find out more about scheduling a one-on-one appointment for tech assistance here. We also offer tech assistance drop-ins on certain Friday evenings and Wednesday mornings. Check our events calendar for current drop-in dates and times. Please bring your device and login information.


Scan & Fax

Scanning and faxing services are available at no charge from two stations located on the second floor of the library.


E-devices & Equipment Available for Checkout

The following e-devices are available for a two-week checkout to members in good standing. Visit the Adult Services Desk to check out a device.


  • iPad Air tablet

  • Samsung Galaxy S Android tablet

  • Samsung Galaxy Nook tablet

  • Kindle Fire


Mobile HotSpots

This small, portable unit provides internet access to any device with a Wi-Fi feature like a laptop, tablet or smartphone. HotSpots may be checked out for three weeks with an Indian Trails Library card. Visit the Adult Services Desk or Prospect Heights Branch to check out a device. Check availability

HotSpots


Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope

Thanks to the Lake County Astronomical Society’s LoanStar program, Indian Trails Library cardholders can check out a telescope to use at home! Beginning and intermediate astronomy enthusiasts can use this compact telescope to enjoy bright, detailed views of solar system targets. One-week telescope checkout available for cardholders ages 18 and older. Visit the Adult Services Desk for more information. Check availability