Privacy and Public Computing at NPL
In our ongoing effort to protect privacy, NPL made some policy and procedural changes to our public terminals in September 2018. When a patron ends a computer session, the PC automatically logs out and performs a RESTART. This process erases any and all files, documents, downloads, bookmarks, history and all temporary files that may have been created and left on the PC and prevent accidental data/meta-data leaks.
Remember to save your work often to avoid any inadvertent data loss.
We offer patrons the ability to print from inside or outside the Library using an internet/email enabled device and to claim their print jobs at one of our public printers. Users have the option to send their print jobs by email or use the PrinterOn mobile app. Please use the links below to access our MobilePrint Service.
PrinterOn Mobile App Download
Virtual Reality Technology
In October, 2017, the Friends purchased two Sony Virtual Reality systems (PSVR) for the library. The VR gaming consoles are always in high demand and are regularly available for special events including our summer reading program. In the first 90 days, the PSVR systems have engaged approximately 300 patrons and their families.
Loaning Out a Mobile Hotspot
Novi residents 18 or older are now able to checkout a Mobile Hotspot for one week to share unlimited data with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices. The six mobile hotspots use the T-Mobile network, provide 1GB high speed 4G LTE coverage, are PC-friendly and play nicely with your Mac or Linux computer. The device does not filter content. Parents and caregivers are responsible for monitoring children's online activity. Use the hotspot to conduct research, complete homework, view entertainment or stay connected with family and friends.
Novi residents must have and present a valid Novi Public Library card that is not blocked in order to check out a Mobile Hotspot. Due to the high demand and usage of the Mobile Hotspots, a hold may be placed to reserve the next available hotspot. You may place the hold directly using our catalog or by contacting us to place the hold for you.
Click here for more information on our 3D Printer.
Download the Library’s App! It’s easy! If you are an iPhone or Android user, just search the Novi Public Library in the Google Play or App store or use the links below. The app allows you to search the catalog, place holds, view upcoming events and stay connected with us wherever you go!
Download our app!
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NPL has a Wacom MobileStudio Pro Tablet for in-house use!
The Wacom MobileStudio is a portable, flexible computer with a highly sensitive stylus pen (over 8000 levels of sensitivity!) built for creative types - like artists, illustrators, designers, and engineers - who work in cutting-edge 2D and 3D graphic tech and like the freedom to create anywhere and not be tethered to a desktop. NPL’s tablet has creative software like Corel Painter (digital painting), Blender (3D graphics), Clip Studio Paint Pro (Anime software), and many others for you to explore and expand your artistic side.
If you’d like to use this tablet, visit the 2nd floor Information Desk. A driver’s license is required for in-house use.
Barcode Wallet in NPL App
Did you know you can store all of them in our Mobile App? Simply click Barcode Wallet from the main menu and manage several cards at once. Barcode Wallet-another reason to download our Mobile App.
In addition to the software available on the Adult Computers, the Creation Station has a flatbed scanner capable of scanning photos, slides/negatives or text. You can preserve valuable family memories by digitizing photos and slides, transfer a VHS or VHS-C tape to DVD or produce a podcast. If you prefer not to alter your video, we also have equipment for VHS/VHS-C to DVD Direct Dubbing. The Creation Station has the software and hardware necessary for most digital projects. Make sharing family memories easy and fun!
Vinyl or Cassette to Digital
We now have a device which will allow patrons to t