The Lane Libraries Community Technology Center is located on the ground floor of the historic Robinson-Schwenn Building at 10 Journal Square. The center offers a high-tech collaborative work/play/create space with public use computers (both PC and Mac), high-end software, tablet and eReader demo displays, a 3D printer, and comfortable lounge-style seating with wifi available throughout.
The Tech Center is open:
Monday – Thursday: 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Phone: (513) 785-2727
The Tech Center offers several free classes, workshops, and special events on a regular basis, including:
Computer classes for users of all levels
Digital photography workshops and downtown photo walks
Resume writing and job seeking programs
Cutting the cord classes (freeing yourself from cable while still watching what you want)
The online marketplace (buying and selling online)
3D printing and CAD
Knowledgeable staff are available to answer your questions about eReaders, tablets, computers, software, 3D printing, and other technologies.
Technology at your fingertips
The Tech Center boasts an extensive list of software and hardware for your use. Some of the highlights include:
Adobe Creative Cloud
Tablets for in-house use (iPad mini, Kindle Fire, Google Nexus, etc.)
High Contrast Keyboards
Samsung Google Chromebooks
MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
iMovie – video editor
iPhoto – digital photo manipulation software
Blender – 3D computer graphic software
(Contact the Tech Center for a complete list of resources.)
8.5×11 & 8.5×14 Color ($.30) or B&W ($.10)
The Tech Center provides 3D printing as a service. The materials used in the 3D printing process are provided at cost and fees for printing are assessed according to each printed item weight by gram ($.10 per gram, rounded to the nearest gram. Price is subject to change at any time).
Community groups may schedule meetings, free of charge, provided that all meetings must be open to the public and non-profit, civic, cultural or educational in nature. Please visit http://www.lanepl.org/about/meeting-rooms/ to view the complete Meeting Room policy. The Tech Center meeting room holds a maximum of 12 people. Ask about reserving the Smartboard for your meeting!
Parking is free at all metered spots after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Before 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, there is free 2-hour parking on High Street, a metered parking lot located behind the Tech Center, and the McDulin parking garage, which is free for the first 2 hours and $.75 for each hour after that.