Computers & WiFi

NOTE: There is Restricted Computer Use during the pandemic. Call 978-829-1783 for a reservation.

Internet Access, Word Processing, & Printing

The library offers free desktop computers with Microsoft Office software and Internet access to library patrons with a valid C/W MARS library card in good standing. These computers run Windows 10.  An iMac with the full Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Acrobat et.al.) is also available.

A library card is not required to use our word processing computer, which cannot access the Internet, but can be used to type and print documents or work with spreadsheets. 

We offer guest cards to visitors - so please ask at the reference desk if you need to use the Internet.

Designated Computer Use

Looking for work or to change jobs? We have two additional computers with a dedicated scanner designated for job-hunters. You can sign up for a 2 hour session. 

The library has recently purchased WinWay Resume Builder software that will write and format your resume, and even audit your existing resume for common mistakes.

Resume Builder has been installed on all the Library’s public computers, and can be used free of charge. Bring your Library card and a USB flash drive, or you can email your resume to yourself from the Library. Thanks to Staples for the grant that made this purchase possible.

WiFi is available throughout the building.

The network name is LibraryPublicHotspot - there is no password required for access, but each day you must accept a terms and conditions page after you connect. Open a browser to access this page. If you get an error message, open a different tab to access.  See library staff for help if necessary.

T-Mobile WiFi Hotspot to take home.

Check out a wireless hotspot for two weeks and use the Library’s data plan to stream video while on vacation, or to get your WiFi-only laptop or tablet connected to the Internet from home or anywhere T-Mobile has service.  Come in to the Library or reserve it with this link.

Printing from laptops, tablets or phones from anywhere

Printing from laptops, tablets or phones from anywhere is available at the PrinterOn website. You can also download the free PrinterOn app to print from your mobile device. Emails and attachments can be printed by forwarding to fitchburg-publiclibrary-bw@printspots.com. If you want to print in color, send to fitchburg-publiclibrary-color@printspots.com.  Assistance is available from our staff upon request. printing is $.10 per page for b/w, $1.00 for color.

Photocopies are $0.15. Color photocopies are not available. Scanning to a USB flash drive is free of charge. Flash drives are available at the circulation desk for a nominal charge.

3D Printing at the Library

3D Printing is available for patrons with a library card in good standing. The cost is $.30 / gram.  3D models in .stl format should be submitted on a USB flash drive or emailed to fplref@cwmars.org. 

The Library has a Prusa MK3 3D Printer with a 9.8" x 8" x 7.8" build space. It can print with ABS or PLA plastics.
Patrons with library cards in good standing can submit 3D models to be printed. 3D prints are $.30 per gram, including rafts and supports. Requested prints should be submitted to the Library Circulation desk in .stl format on a USB drive. 

Call the Library for information about available filament colors. See this link for more information about our Prusa MK3 3D printer.