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You can find computers at all Traverse Area District Library locations. All computer labs or areas have access to both color and black & white printers. Many locations also offer laptops for use within their facilities. The Main Library has Chromebooks available for use in the building as well as circulating laptops. Faxes can be sent from all locations for a small fee.

Note: Public Computers shut down 10 to 30 minutes prior to closing time at each location. 

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Two computers on a desk
Fax machine and flyer noting phone chargers are available


High speed wireless internet is available at all library locations and remains on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Password or registration is not required. Simply connect your device to the wireless network labeled "tadl-patron-wireless" and surf away.

Print, Scan, Copy

Both color and black & white printing and copying options are available in all library computer areas with prices varying by location.

Many of our copiers also support no-cost scanning to email. Just ask us, and we're happy to assist!

New Laminating Service at Main Library in Traverse City:

The Technology Center at the Main Library now can laminate documents! 

8.5" x 11" laminations are $0.50 per page.

11" x 17" laminations are $0.75 per page. 

If you need to laminate more than ten pages, please call ahead to schedule (231-932-8500, extension 212).

Wireless Printing Guide

Please email the documents you would like printed to: print@tadl.org then speak to a staff member in the Technology Center on the second floor.

The following steps will allow you to print from your Windows or Mac laptop when you are connected to the patron wireless network:

1.)   Click on the appropriate link below depending on the location in which you are trying to print:

2.)   On the page that loads next, click the link to download the print client installer that matches your laptop’s operating system.

3.)   Once the installer has been downloaded, run it as you would any other program.

4.)   When the program is running if you attempt to print, you will see that you have new printers available.

5.)   When you try to print to these new printers a dialog box will appear prompting you for a user ID (this may take a minute or two if you are printing a large document).  You can enter anything you want into this prompt as long as you can remember it.  Click the OK button to move forward.

Screenshot of User Identification dialog window prompting for User ID

6.)   The next screen that appears will let you know how much your print will cost.  You can click the OK button to move forward or the Cancel button to cancel the print.

Screenshot of dialog window displaying an example of how much printing a single page will cost

7.)   After you click the OK button you can pay for your print at the print release station in the Public Computing Center at the Woodmere branch or at the circulation desk if your are printing from a branch or member library location.  The user ID you entered as part of step #6 will be used to identify your print job. After you have paid, your job will begin printing.

Need help with your computer or device?

Looking to have some basic questions answered about using your computer, phone, or the TADL apps?

Digital Drop-In Assistance (Reference Desk, Wednesday Mornings)

Stop by the Reference Desk on the second floor at the Woodmere location on Wednesdays between 10-11:30am. Knowledgeable librarians will be available and can help point you in the right direction.

If you'd like to learn on your own, TADL recommends these resources:


DigitalLearn.org - If you already have basic skills, a wide variety of computer classes are available here for you to take online anytime. Provided by a partnership between the Public Library Association and AT&T.

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Michigan Get Set Up

Michigan GetSetUp - Offers an online platform and community that helps older adults enjoy more fulfilling, independent and socially connected lives through learning. Provided free to everyone in MI courtesy of the Michigan Dept of Health & Human Services.