We have many computer workstations available for patron use. All computers offer internet access and are equipped with the Microsoft Office suite of software. USB ports and CD drives are available at each workstation.
With a valid Brookfield Library Card, you may reserve computer time. Please call 708-485-6917, ext. 130 to reserve up to an hour of Internet use, up to 7 days in advance. Please note that members who owe fines in excess of $5.00 must clear their account before using the computers. Computers automatically shut down 15 minutes before the Library closes.
Wireless Access and Printing
The Brookfield Public Library offers free wireless internet access inside the building.
You can send print jobs to the Library's black and white or color printer from your device or home computer. Printing costs ten (10) cents per page for black and white prints, and fifty (50) cents per page for color prints. The first $1.00 of your printing per day is complimentary. Please follow the steps at the Library's Wireless Printing page to send a wireless print. Print jobs will remain in the queue until the Library closes. To ensure you get your print, pick it up the same day you sent it.
You are now able to pay for printing with a credit or debit card! There is a $5 charge limit for using a card, so if you intend to use a card to pay for a print job that is over $5 (50 pages in black and white, 10 pages in color) please plan to send it to the printer as multiple documents.
Scanning and Faxing
The Library has a color copier, scan and fax machine available for use. Copies cost ten (10) cents per page for black and white copies, and fifty (50) cents per page for color copies. We offer scanning and faxing services at no charge. There is a copier located on the first floor by the check-out desk and on the second floor by the reference desk.
Don't have the Internet at home? You can now check out a WiFi Hotspot from the Library and stay connected from the comfort of your home. Request a hotspot by using the SWAN Catalog and search "BFS WiFi." You only need to supply an electrical outlet to power the device. Borrowers must present a Brookfield Library card, sign a waiver, and provide photo ID. Hotspots can be checked out for one week and overdue fines are $15 per day. For more information please see our Hotspot Lending Policy. The Hotspot Lending Program was made possible through Tech Soup and Mobile Beacon, a non-profit organization with the mission of providing digital access to all.
Laptops for Home Use
We have 10 Dell laptop computers available for at-home use. A Brookfield library card is required to check out a laptop and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Children ages 14-17 must have a release signed by a parent or guardian. Laptops for home use have a 3-day lending period, and overdue fines are $15 per day. For more information, please find our policy, press release, and instruction sheet.
Laptops for Use Inside the Library
We have 18 Dell laptop computers available for use within the library. A valid ID is required to check out a laptop and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Ask at the Check Out Desk for more information.
We offer free workshops for members who want to learn more about how to use computers and the internet. Computer Basics, Introduction to Windows 10, Introduction to Email, Introduction to the Internet, Introduction to Microsoft Word, and Introduction to Microsoft Excel classes are available. Watch our Event Calendar to see upcoming events.