The library is about more than just books. We also provide tools to help patrons connect and engage with our larger community. Check out our newly available hotspots and laptops for use at home or on the go.
Wi-Fi hotspots available for checkout!
Do you need a wireless Internet connection? Check out a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot with your library card. The hotspots provide Internet access and are compatible with most laptops, phones, and tablets.
To check out a hotspot, place a hold through the catalog. When the hotspot is available, you will receive a hold notification email alerting you to schedule a curbside pick-up appointment.
Borrowing Guidelines: Library cardholders, ages 18 and up, may borrow a hotspot for up to 7 days. The loan period is not renewable. The hotspot must be picked up at and returned to Stillwater.
Hotspot Info: Hotspots provide 4G Internet service within the Sprint network (no roaming). Check Sprint’s coverage map for details. One hotspot can connect up to 10 devices (phones, laptops, tablets) at the same time. For more information, check out our Hotspot Quick Start Guide and FAQ.
Wi-Fi hotspots are made available to our community thanks to the generosity of donors to the Stillwater Public Library Foundation.
Borrow a laptop from the library!
Do you need access to a computer while the library is closed? The library loans laptops for 48-hour use.
To check out a laptop, place a hold through our catalog. When the laptop is available, you will be contacted by staff to schedule both a pick-up and return appointment at Stillwater.
Borrowing Guidelines: Library cardholders, ages 18 and up, may borrow a laptop for up to 48 hours. The loan period is not renewable. Laptops must be both picked up and returned to Stillwater during a scheduled appointment. A borrower’s agreement will need to be signed at the pick-up and return.
Laptop Info: The library is lending Dell Latitude laptops with the Windows 10 Operating System. Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint, is installed on the laptops. The laptop is loaded with four browsers – Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and Chrome. For more details, check out our Laptop User Guide and Borrowing Agreement.
Public Computer Use and Wi-Fi Access
Computers are available for public use during Express Services hours. Computer sessions are limited to 50-minutes with no time extensions as we ask for your total visit to the library be brief (60-minutes or less) at this time. Our computers have internet access and are loaded with Microsoft Office 2010, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Public seating is not available at this time to use your own laptop or device inside the building; however, Wi-Fi signals have been expanded to cover the lawn and parking lot on the 4th Street side of the building. Connect to the internet while sitting on one of the library’s new Wi-Fi “rest areas”. Three foster grandchildren of a library trustee built and decorated the benches. There is also limited coverage on the library’s terrace.The network security key for the SPL-Guest network is stillwater guest with a space between the two words.
Print to the Library
Whether you are at home, at the library or on the go, you can now send documents to the library’s printer from your computer or mobile device and pick them up when you are ready. Need a physical copy of a boarding pass, an email, or an online recipe? Print by sending an email, uploading to a web portal or using an app. Learn more about printing from anywhere.
Getting Started with Zoom
Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool that allows users to meet online. Learn more about how to get started using Zoom.
Library spaces are in the Loop thanks to the generosity of donors to the Stillwater Public Library Foundation. Hearing Loops are located in the library’s meeting rooms and storytime room. This assistive listening system delivers a clear, pure sound directly to hearing aids. Learn more about Hearing Loops.