Computers, Copying, and Internet - Glen Ellyn Public Library
  • Open Monday 9 am – 9 pm
  • 630-469-0879
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Computers, Copying, and Internet

Visit the library to access Wi-Fi, use a desktop or laptop computer, pick up a document you printed from home, or scan important paperwork.

GEPL computer stations on 2nd floor.

Computers and Laptops

Browse the catalog, research a topic, or search the internet using one of the library’s guest computers. Laptops are also available for use within the library. The library also has computers available specifically for research using our online digital resources and to access our catalog.

Internet Access

Free Wi-Fi is available in the library parking lot daily from 6:30 am – 9 pm.

When you access the internet using the library’s Wi-Fi network, you agree to abide by the our Internet Use Policy.

You are responsible for the set up, modification, or troubleshooting of the equipment you bring into the library. To access the library’s Wi-Fi network, you should have your TCP/IP set to obtain an IP address and DNS server automatically.

Wi-Fi access is shut off five minutes before closing time each night.

Network Name: ge_wifi. No password.

The internet is a public network. Be aware that information sent from your laptop can be intercepted by anyone else with a wireless device and the appropriate software. Transmitting any personal information such as passwords, or credit card or Social Security numbers while using any wireless “hotspot,” including the library’s, is not recommended. If you choose to send personal information, make sure you are connected to a website that encrypts data using Secure Socket Layering (SSL). Virus and security protection is your responsibility.

Printing and Copying

Do you need to print something that is on your phone or do you not have a printer for your computer at home? Use PrinterOn to send items to the library to be printed in black and white or color. Print jobs are held in the queue for 12 hours and then deleted. For more detailed instructions, please visit our Wireless Printing page.

Cost to Print

  • 10 cents per page for black and white
  • 50 cents per page for color

Add funds to your library card at the print release station near the printer.

GEPL printer and copier station on the 2nd floor.

Scanning and Faxing

Touch screen scanning station on the 2nd floor.

Scan documents and photos at the library’s SimpleScan Station. You can print your scan for 10 cents per page for black and white or 50 cents per page for color.You can also send your scan to

  • Email
  • DropBox
  • Flash Drive
  • Google Drive
  • OneDrive
  • Restore Photo
  • Smart Device
  • Text translation
  • Text-to-audio
  • Fax

Or you can save your scan as a

  • Searchable PDF
  • Microsoft Word (editable)
  • JPEG
  • TIFF