Onsite computer use is not yet available at the library, but did you know we offer wireless and mobile printing from home? Print jobs can be retrieved during in-person browsing hours or through curbside pickup.
Printing from home is easy and secure, and it can be done from your own computer and most mobile devices – no apps to download and no software to install.
If you are printing from a computer, upload your document to our print portal and follow the onscreen directions. Each print job is given a unique release code, which will be displayed on your screen and emailed to you if you provide an optional email address. For detailed directions and to access the print portal, visit bethlehempubliclibrary.org/services/tech-tools/wireless-and-mobile-printing.
To print an email message or attachment, forward your email to [email protected] You will be sent a release code for the email message and each attachment.
To get your document during in-person browsing hours (currently weekdays from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), enter the release code on the keypad located next to the printer. You can also use curbside pickup to retrieve your printed items by emailing or calling the Information Desk. A librarian will use your code to print your documents and let you know when they are ready to pick up.
Please note that the release code is only good for 24 hours, and documents left unprinted for more than 24 hours are automatically deleted. If you would like to use the color printer/copier during in-person browsing hours, you can print documents in pdf form from a USB flash drive. Printers are currently located in our entrance hallway.
Visit our wireless printing webpage to get started: bethlehempubliclibrary.org/services/tech-tools/wireless-and-mobile-printing.
Resources for at-home learning
We know how challenging this school year is shaping up to be. That’s why our librarians are working closely with the school district to help families navigating the complexities of full- or part-time remote learning get connected to the online resources that will help them be successful.
There’s no need to track down all of these great online learning tools yourself – we’ve compiled the information you need on our Virtual Learning Resources webpage: bethlehempubliclibrary.org/virtual-learning-resources-for-students. There, you can link to our robust collection of online research tools, or find out how to get homework help and live tutoring through the library’s subscription to Brainfuse Help Now. Reference help from one of our librarians is also just a click away, as well as information about requesting library materials for curbside pickup and downloading e-books.
Coffee & Conversation:
Red Cross Disaster Preparedness
Friday, Sept. 25,
at 1-2:30 p.m.
Michael Taylor from the Red Cross will provide residents with the knowledge and tools to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover to pre-disaster conditions as quickly as possible.
Virtual Escape Room: Recess Duty
Monday, Sept. 28,
at 7-8 p.m.
In this virtual escape room for adults, will you get out or will you be trapped on recess duty forever?
Navigating Career Transitions
Tuesday, Sept. 29,
at 7-8 p.m.
This session will help you to identify and then articulate your current skills into transferable assets that you can leverage in your job search.
Library services that work for you
When it comes to getting books, movies, audiobooks and more into your hands, we are one library with many options so that YOU can decide how much contact you are comfortable with.
Curbside pickup is currently available from 1-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 1-6 p.m. Friday.
The library is open for limited in-person browsing from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Our Pop-Up Library on the Plaza continues on nicer days.
Books to People offers a delivery service for the homebound.
Cardholders can download eBooks and audiobooks, and stream video online anytime.
— Kristen Roberts