Tech Buffet & Idea Lab

Hardware for Use in the Library

Available at all 3 libraries

  • Book binding machine
  • Bullet Scanner
  • Cameo Vinyl Cutter
  • Chromebooks
  • Digital Film converter –Wolverine
  • Flatbed scanner
  • Green Screen
  • iPads (for children only)
  • Laminator
  • Laptops
  • Mac Computers
  • Microphone
  • Scansnap - scanner
  • SimpleScan station
  • VHS-DVD converter

Additional equipment at Nichols and 95th St. libraries

  • 3-D Printer
  • 3TB USB External Hard Drive
  • Blu-ray Burner
  • Button Maker (95th Street only)
  • Cassette and LP Converter
  • EggBot - art robot (95th Street only)
  • Embroidery Sewing Machine, Brother SE400  (Nichols only)
    ​- Knowledge of machine is required
    - Suggested Supply List and Tips for Using PDF
  • Studio photography Tent (Nichols only)
  • Video Camera
  • Wacom Tablet (95th Street only)
Computers & Technology - see more about services at the Naperville Public Library.

Creative Software Computers

Check in at the Computer Lab for two hours of dedicated time on a creative software station. (Four hours will be given for VHS/DVD video conversions.) Priority is given to cardholders of Naperville Public Library, who are able to make reservations up to two weeks in advance either in person or by phone.

3-D Printing

  • Create custom objects - take a class at the library or teach yourself 3-D design with Lynda.com.
  • Bring your ideas to life with one of our 3-D printers.
  • Submit your 3-D print order online and we print it for you.
  • Cost of the finished object is 20 cents/gram. Maximum build size is 8(H) x 8(W) x 6(D) inches.

Creative Software at the Library

  • 123D Make
  • 123D Design
  • Blender (95th only)
  • Makerware
  • Meshmixer
  • Unreal Development Kit (95th only)
  • Audacity (95th only)
  • Audition
  • EZ Vinyl Converter
  • Garage Band
  • Soundforge (95th only)
  • Dreamweaver
  • IDLE (95th only)
  • Java (95th only)
  • Microsoft Visual Basics 2 (95th only)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ (95th only)
  • Microsoft Access
  • Muse
  • Python (95th only)
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Silhouette Studio
  • Illustrator
  • Painter Essentials
  • Lightroom
  • Photoshop
  • Photoshop Elements
  • ABBYY Finereader
  • Epson Scanning Software
  • After Effects
  • Elgato Video Capture
  • iMovie
  • Premiere Pro
  • Windows Movie Maker
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • iBooks Author
  • InDesign
  • iWork
  • Office 2013