Five computers are available for the Internet and word processing.
How do I use a computer?
- You must agree to abide by the Library Internet policy. Failure to comply with the Library Internet Policy or Appropriate Behavior Policy will result in suspension of computer or library use.
- Children under 18 must have parental permission to use the Internet.
- You may simply sign-on to a computer if one is available. If no computers are available, you will need to sign-on to the reservation station for computers. The reservation station will list pending reservations and will match computers to pending reservations.
- If you are just visiting the area, you will need to register for a guest pass at the service desk.
How long can I use a computer for?
- You will be given 90 minutes a day.
- You will receive 30 minutes initially and are only assured the first 30 minutes. If others have reserved a computer, you will be given a 5 minute warning, and your session will end.
- If others are not waiting to use a computer, your 30 minute session will be extended until you have reached your 90 minutes.
Tech Help Available
The Library offers free tech help in troubleshooting your laptop, kindle, ipad, nook, and iphone and to walk you through use of your OverDrive account, accesible for free with your library card. To receive tutoring in basic computer skills and internet help, please contact the Library 30 minutes ahead of your intended arrival to ensure a staff member is available to assist you.
The Library offers an assortment of reference books and our helpful staff will assist you in locating reference materials and/or placing a hold for you on reference materials that may be unavailable at our location. Assistance with online reference searching is also offered. Helpful links: ancestry.com Encyclopedia Britanica www.infoplease.com/atlas
Digital Magazines and Newspapers
Digital magazines and newspapers now available at Spring Valley Public Library.
Starting October 1, 2015, Spring Valley Library has expanded its digital collection with the addition of OverDrive Periodicals at http://***.lib.overdrive.com. This new collection features nearly 87 popular digital magazines and newspapers, including Better Homes and Gardens, Birds & Blooms, Discover, and more. See the attachment for the full list.
Users can check out periodicals on the same digital library website where they currently borrow eBooks, digital audiobooks and streaming video titles. All that is required is a valid library card and a NOOK account. Titles can be read via a NOOK tablet device or Free NOOK Reading App available for a multitude of smartphones and tablets. [U.S. Libraries only] Free in-store support and expertise are always available from the booksellers at Barnes & Noble’s more than 650 bookstores across the U.S. If you have any questions, contact the Spring Valley Library.
State Tax forms and instructions are available at the Spring Valley Public Library. If you cannot find the tax form you need, library staff will locate and print off the correct form for you. All tax forms are printed free of charge.
Job Help Services
A representative of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD), Bilingual Employment and Training Specialist, Aracely Olguin, is available at the Spring Valley Public Library every second Friday of the month from 10am-12pm or by scheduled appointment. Aracely Olguin can help job seekers prepare for a job interview, format a resume, apply to open job positions online and provide other professional career advice.
To schedule a private appointment with Aracely Olguin please call 715-821-0053 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A staff member will send the fax for the patron. The document to be sent must be a standard 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper, printed on one side of the paper. Payment is per sheet that is faxed.
- Faxes sent from the library are $1.00 for the first page and 25¢ for additional pages.
- Faxes can also be received at the library. Cost of faxes recieved is 25¢ per sheet.
The Spring Valley Public Library fax number is (715) 778-4595
A self-service photocopy machine is available at the library, near the circulation desk. The copier is coin-operated and will take all change and $1 bills. Library staff is available to assist with photo copies.
8.5 x 11 Black & White 10 ¢
8.5 x 11 Color 25 ¢
11 x 17 Black & White 10 ¢
The Library offers scanning free of charge and will email your scanned document to you or to another provided email address.
Printing is permitted from all internet computers. After a document is sent to the printer, it goes into a queue. When the patron is ready to pay for their document(s), they can put their money into the coin-operate and select their queued documents for printing. Library staff is available to assist with printing a queued document.
8.5 x 11 Black & White 10¢
8.5 x 11 Color 25¢
11 x 17 Black & White 10¢
11 x 17 Color 25¢
The Library offers disc resurfacing/cleaning to the public for personal dvds, blu-rays and music cds. A patron must sign a disc resurfacing agreement for this service and the waiting period to receive your cleaned disc is 2 weeks to allow for staff time.
Please note that having your disc cleaned or resurfaced by the Library does NOT guarantee that the disc will work and the Library is NOT responsible for discs that are damaged and/or unable to play after resurfacing.
The cost for resurfacing is $4.00 a side.