Twelve computers are available for public use, including two filtered computers in the children's area. All of our patron computers are equipped with Microsoft Office 2007, Internet access, USB ports, headphones, printer connection, and free online research resources.
A library card is NOT required to utilize the patron computers and/or WIFI, however, patrons MUST read and sign an Internet Use Policy Agreement at the circulation desk.
Online Research Resources
Britannica Public Library Edition is an online encyclopedia available for free to the public. Library card holders can access Britannica online remotely from any device that has internet connection. Britannica offers many features including, quick-click dictionary/thesaurus, research levels for kids and adults, action-packed videos, colorful images, automatic citations, workspace to store your ongoing research and more!
A plethora of excerpts from books, periodicals, scholarly journals, and other media can be found in Gale Databases, which is extremely useful in educational and personal research.
Full-text magazine and newspaper articles may be accessed and printed from NewsBank, which features online New Mexico newspapers in addition to nationally popular magazines.
MedlinePlus offers the latest in medical news, medications, and more.
Automotive manuals for the do-it-yourself mechanic can be accessed through Chilton.
Horizon Information Portal provides information on the Southwest, as well as state and federal documents, maps, and more.
The library is a WIFI hotspot! Patrons who wish to utilize this service, on their own laptops, may ask for the WIFI code at the circulation desk.
Patrons may make copies on a public copy machine next to the circulation desk and/or print from any of the patron computers. Copies/print-outs are $.15 per page and are in black and white only.
All of our patrons can now search the library catalog from any device that connects to the Internet! Library card holders may also update personal information, bookmark titles, reserve titles, renew titles, and access some of the online research resources (mentioned above) after logging in.
Please see our FAQs webpage to find out how to access your online library account.
Downloadable e-books through Project Gutenberg and audiobooks through LibriVox now appear on our on-line library catalog! These non-profit agencies take books, whose copyrights have expired, and convert them into digital files or audio recordings using volunteer time and manpower.
Please see our FAQs webpage for information on how to find these e-books and/or audiobooks using the on-line library catalog.
Although our library collection meets many patron needs, we cannot carry every book in print due to limited space and acquisitions budget. However, patrons may request materials through inter-library loans.
How Does ILL work?
Patrons with a valid Edgewood Community Library card can fill out an ILL Request Form at the circulation desk and pay, in advance, $1.00 per requested title to help defray postage costs. The Librarian will then request the title/s through ILLIAD to be sent by mail to the Edgewood Community Library for pick up by the requesting patron. Once the material/s has arrived, the patron will then be notified via phone by the Librarian.