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, 3D printers 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
Parking is free at all metered spots after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and on 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.
Knowledgeable staff are available to answer your questions about eReaders, tablets, computers, software, 3D printing and other technologies. They also offer several free classes, workshops, and special events on a regular basis, including:
- Computer classes for users of all levels
- Advanced computer troubleshooting for more complicated issues
- Resume writing and job seeking resources
- Tech/STEM classes and resources for kids and teens
- Minecraft events
- Individual help using Lane’s online resources
If you see a class that you’re interested in but can’t attend, ask us about setting up an individual or group session
Technology at your fingertips
The Tech Center boasts an extensive list of hardware and software for your use. Some of the highlights include:
- Tablets for in-house use (iPad, Kindle Fire HDX, Google Nexus, Nvidia Shield, etc.)
- Wacom Tablets
- Smart Board
- High Contrast Keyboards
- Adobe Creative Cloud
- Free access to Minecraft
- MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- iPhoto & iMovie
- STEM teaching tools (Sphero, Makey Makey & Snap Circuits)
The Tech Center provides 3D printing for $.10 per gram in various colors and filament types. The Tech Center currently has a Makerbot Replicator 2, PrintrBot Metal Simple and a Makerbot Replicator 2x. Please email or call for instructions on using the 3D printers.
8.5×11 & 8.5×14 Color ($.30/pg) or B&W ($.10/pg)
Community groups and individuals may schedule this room, free of charge, provided that all meetings must be open to the public and non-profit, civic, cultural or educational in nature.
Please visit https://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 Smart Board for your meeting!
Reserve this room, go to www.lanepl.org/tc_reserve or scan the QR code to reserve from your mobile device.