TECH @ Your Library
Telescope Lending Program
Library cardholders who are in “good standing” and 18 years or older with a valid photo I.D. can check-out a telescope kit at the main library in Walhalla. The telescope comes ready for viewing – there is nothing to assemble. The telescope kit comes with one Orion StarBlast 4.5 inch telescope, a picnic blanket, a headlamp to allow for reading in the dark, a moon map, an introductory to the night sky book, full instruction manual, and lens cleaner. The telescope kit can be checked out for seven days with one renewal if no one else is on the waiting list for the telescope. Telescopes can only be checked out from the Walhalla Library. Call or visit today to reserve your telescope kit.
As part of the Oconee County Public Library’s vision to provide access to emerging technology, the library is pleased to announce 3D printing service is now available to our patrons. The Library system’s first 3D printer was purchased with grant funds from a Library Services and Technology Act grant funded by the State Library of South Carolina. Our current model, a QIDI X-Pro filament printer, uses plastic filament to build objects layer by layer, can print a cell phone protective case, model airplane, or just about any object that can be designed.
Individuals can custom design objects using 3D modeling software (free downloadable programs such as Cura, TinkerCAD, and SketchUp are available online), or they can visit websites, such as www.thingiverse.com, which provide design-ready objects for printing. To have a print job printed at the library, patrons can simply fill out a 3D print request form (a Google doc which is linked to the library’s Youth Services page). Once the 3D print request form is filled-out and submitted to the Walhalla Library a staff member will be in contact with details about scheduling a print job session. More information is available here: https://oconee.libguides.com/c.php?g=1061612&p=7863909
Kajeet Smartspots can be used anywhere to create a wireless network, allowing you to connect any Wi-Fi-enabled mobile device, laptop, printer, digital camera or gaming device.
Smartspots are easy to use. All you do is turn one on and connect your device to the Wi-Fi network using the provided password. A strong cellular signal is needed. If you are in a location where you’re unable to get cell phone service, the Smartspot device will not work either.
These can be checked out at the Walhalla Main Library only, for a loan period of 28 days, with no renewals. Contact the library at 864-638-4133 for more information.
They offer unlimited data, but will not access some high-bandwidth services like Netflix. They are also subject to filtering as with all library Internet products to comply with CIPA, The Children’s Internet Protection Act of 2000.