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. NOT AVAILABLE AT THE MOMENT DUE TO COVID-19.
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