How are computers used at the library? We recently ran a survey on our website and asked you.
51% of respondents say that public access to computers and the Internet is important or very important to them, personally. 78% say it is important or very important to have these resources available for others in our community.
Our librarians make a difference! Of survey respondents who use the library’s public access technology, 53% got help from a librarian, library staff, or volunteer to use the library’s computers and Internet.
The beneficiaries of library Internet access often extend beyond the individual users; 37% of users found information or performed tasks for other people using the library’s computers or Internet connection.
Here’s a graph showing the breakdown of how computers in the Library have been used:
Did you know you can stream movies, tv shows, and music from the Library website?
What technology would you like to see more of at the Library?
From March 16 to March 29 the Half Hollow Hills Community Library will be conducting an online survey to find out how our patrons use the library’s computers and Internet connection and how this service has made a positive impact on their lives. This information will help the library improve its technology services and communicate the value of providing free access to computers and the Internet within the community. The Impact Survey is anonymous, available in English and Spanish, and takes 10-15 minutes to complete.
The Impact Survey is the result of a successful research initiative from the University of Washington with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Impact Survey is coordinated by the University of Washington Information School. For more information about the Impact Survey, visit http://impactsurvey.org
You can support the library by accessing the web survey from the library computers or from the library website http://hhhlibrary.org between March 16 and March 29.
Library Partners with Hoopla Digital to Give Patrons Online and Mobile Access to Free Movies and TV ShowsFebruary 6, 2014
Library card-holders can now borrow dynamic content from their smartphones, tablets and PCs
Dix Hills, N.Y. (Feb. 06, 2014) – Half Hollow Hills Community Library today announced public availability of thousands of movies and television shows, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com).
Half Hollow Hills card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets, computers and Apple TV.
“We’re always exploring new services that foster reading for our patrons, while providing on-the-go access to the library’s information,” said a spokesperson for Half Hollow Hills Community Library. “With hoopla digital, content ranges from entertainment to educational, so there’s something for everyone. Patrons only need a library card to get started and all content is free of charge. It’s also digital so there is no waiting period for popular titles and hoopla’s automatic return means no late fees.”
The library’s subscription to the Freegal Music Service has been upgraded to allow streaming music, in addition to free downloads. Freegal allows cardholders to download and keep three songs per week, or to stream up to three hours of advertising-free music every day. Users can create playlists and add specific songs or entire albums, or use some of the twenty pre-loaded playlists such as classic rock, Broadway, sound tracks, R & B, alternative, kids, and country. An updated mobile app for Android and Apple with Freegal streaming enabled is available in the app stores. Login to Freegal at our library website: hhhlibrary.org.
Are you an ebook reader? If you have a tablet or smartphone, you can borrow ebooks from your Library.
Coming very soon to our Dix Hills building is the amazing Overdrive Media Station, with all the content from your favorite ebook provider, Live-brary.com . The Media Station features a large touch screen, making it easier than ever to browse the collection of ebooks and audiobooks. With a simple swipe and tap, you can send any title to your favorite device for checkout using a QR code, email, or text.
Never tried borrowing ebooks from the Library? Take a look here: http://hhhlibrary.org/Readers/ebooks.php