Lane Tech Center

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, a VR headset, 3D printers and comfortable lounge-style seating with wifi available throughout.

The Tech Center is open:

MondayThursday: 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Email: techcenter@lanepl.org

Phone: (513) 785-2727

Parking Info

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.

Classes/Workshops

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, Google Nexus, Nvidia Shield, etc.)
  • Wacom Tablets
  • Smart Board
  • Virtual Reality Headset (HTC Vive)
  • High Contrast Keyboard & Trackball
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Minecraft & Steam Gaming Library
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • iPhoto & iMovie
  • STEM teaching tools (Sphero, Lego Mindstorms & Ozobots)
  • Arduino Kit

3D Printing

The Tech Center provides 3D printing for $.05 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.

Printing

8.5×11 & 8.5×14 Color ($.30/pg) or B&W ($.10/pg)

Multipurpose Room

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. The Multipurpose room holds a maximum of 12 people. Ask about reserving the Smart Board for your meeting!

To use the VR headset or access the Steam gaming library, please call or email for scheduling. Patrons must be 13 or older to use the room without adult supervision. No more than 4 people may be in the room during VR use. Sessions will be up to 60 minutes at a time.