Logging in: Community members must sign up for a UMF community computer account to use community access computers in the building. A photo ID is required to create a community account. Children 12-17 years old may use community access computers only if accompanied and directly supervised by a parent/adult guardian at all times. Photo IDs may be waived for applicants between the ages of 12 and 17 provided the parent or guardian presents their own photo ID.
Computers: We have both PCs and Macs available for community members to use. Please inquire at the front desk for location and availability.
Using the computer:
Our machines have no external speakers: you will need to bring or borrow headphones to listen to sound.
All library patrons are expected to follow our policies, but you may particularly want to review our Technology Use policy and our policy for use of the Peter Mills Electronic Classroom. As noted, priority is given to academic uses.
Printing for UMF patrons is $.02 per page for black and white, and $.06 per page for color. All front desk student workers and staff may add funds to student printing accounts.
Printing for Community patrons is $.06 per page for black and white, and $.18 per page for color. All front desk student workers and staff may add funds to community printing accounts.
Printing is also possible on the copiers by the front desk if your document (PDF or Image file) is saved on a USB drive, and with a copy card, explained in the next section:
Copier cards are $3.50 per card, loaded with $3.00 of printing value. $.50 is refunded when card is returned. All front desk student workers and staff may accept payments, UMF and community members alike can purchase copy cards. The copier on the left is black and white only, copier on the right has black and white and color copying options.
With a copy card (self-service):
Copying (& printing from USB storage device) is $.02 per page for black and white, and $.06 per page for color
Without a copy card (library staff assist, using the bypass card at front desk):
Copying (& printing from USB storage device) is $.25 per page for black and white, and $.50 per page for color
Scanning (to email or USB storage device)
Scanning to email or USB storage device (saving documents as pdf or image files) is always free for UMF and community patrons alike. Instructions are on the copier, and library or IT staff can assist.
Guest wifi access is available for laptops and other mobile devices.
The network name for guests is MaineEDU-Guest
The precise process for connecting will depend on your device, but after you select the MaineEDU-Guest network, you will be prompted to enter your email address. Once complete, you should be connected.
Please let us know if a computer does not work or does not perform as expected: sometimes we can fix something for you right away, but we’d like to make it work better for everyone.
We can provide only limited help with personal technology questions (such as using software), but can provide more support for tasks specific to our set-up such as printing. The Farmington Public Library may offer additional computer and technology assistance and there are regular Adult Education programs available as well.