Category Archives: Technology

Upgraded Printing – and New Scanning Service

We are thrilled to announce improved public computing and printing service. Following an upgrade  on Friday, March 10, the library is providing better print management to the many patrons who visit to create and print resumes, research papers, and other personal or … Continue reading

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Borrow the Internet from the Berkshire Athenaeum

The Berkshire Athenaeum now offers library patrons the opportunity to borrow Verizon Jetpack brand 4G mobile hotspots. Each hotspot can connect up to 15 WiFi enabled devices (tablets, laptops, smart phones) to the internet. Hotspots are available on a first … Continue reading

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3D Printing at the Athenaeum

We are pleased to announce a free event for Teens! Please join us on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 3:00 PM as we celebrate Teen Tech Week. Teenagers are invited to come explore the library’s recently purchased 3D printers, learn … Continue reading

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Tablets for Kids!

The Children’s Department is excited to announce the addition of two tablet devices to our collection. The devices, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids Edition and an Apple iPad Mini, will be available for in-house only use starting on Monday, … Continue reading

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Power Struggles: Manage your energy usage with Kill A Watt!

The Berkshire Athenaeum is now lending  a Kill A Watt Kit, which assists homeowners in understanding and curbing their energy use. The kit includes a meter for measuring the electrical draw of household appliances. An instruction booklet provides further information … Continue reading

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Coming Memorial Day Weekend: A new catalog

The Berkshire Athenaeum, as part of  the CWMARS network, will be moving to a new integrated library system called Evergreen. Evergreen is open-source library software that helps patrons find library materials and helps libraries manage, catalog, and circulate those materials. … Continue reading

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We are now loaning a Mac Laptop. Or maybe you’d like to try an iPad?

We now have a MacBook Air laptop and an iPad  for library patrons to borrow and use in the library for two hours, made possible by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum. The 11-inch MacBook Air laptop, characterized as the … Continue reading

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