The Seattle Public Library rolls out new computer resources for public workstations
The Seattle Public Library is expanding technology access and learning resources for Library patrons. All Library locations now offer upgraded workstations, full access to Microsoft Windows and relaxed permissions for patrons.
- More applications - The Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere and more, is now available on all public workstations. Microsoft Office applications are still available as well.
- Full access to Microsoft Windows - Library computers now look and act just like a "normal" Windows computer. Computer users have full access to built-in software applications, accessories and functions.
- More permissions - Library patrons now have the ability to download and install applications during their computer-use session. All computers are restored to a default state after a session ends.
Learn more about the Library's public computers at http://spl.org/computers. Library patrons can use their Library card to reserve a computer for up to 90 minutes a day at http://spl.org/reserveacomputer.
Not only does the Library offer great technology, but it also teaches people how to use it. The Library teaches computer classes, provides access through Microsoft IT Academy to hundreds of online courses and preparation for Microsoft Certification exams, and more:
- The Safari Book Collection at http://spl.org/safari has thousands of free electronic books on a variety of technical topics for both beginners and experts. The Library has over 100 titles for Adobe Photoshop at http://spl.org/photoshop.
- Library workstations have access to Lynda.com technology instructional videos at http://spl.org/lynda, which includes full courses on software products as well as tutorials on specific topics like "Logo Design Techniques," "Product Photography for Jewelry," "Working with Camera RAW Files," and "Creating Aircraft Profiles Using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop."
For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.
For more information contact:
Andra Addison, communications director
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