Tired of squinting and zooming when you try to access DPL's site on your phone? Want an easy way to put books, movies, and DVDs on hold when you're not at a computer? We have something that might help. We're excited to unveil a mobile version of our site, now available at:
The mobile site is still in early testing phases, so for now you'll have to manually put that URL into your phone (and bookmark it or save it to your home screen!). Once the site has its legs under it a little, we'll start automatically pointing phones to the mobile site by default.
We will eventually have 100+ public access computers with Internet access and Office 2007, a brand new classroom with 36 PCs and state-of-the-art technology, two new computers with updated assistive technology, a collaborative work area, space for gaming, and a comfy WiFi lounge!
Be sure to come check us out as we evolve into one of the coolest places to get your tech fix in downtown Denver!
OverDrive iPhone app and Denver Public Library audio books -- at last!
I just discovered the OverDrive Media Console application for my iPhone! Now it's possible to find, download and listen to audio books without plugging your phone into a computer. This is nice if you're like me and don't want to haul around a laptop everywhere you go. Awesome. It's available at the iTunes Store for free! Add the OverDrive application to your iPhone or iTouch first, then start shopping!
I have read eBooks occasionally over the years, on my old Palm PDA, on a laptop, even on a regular desktop computer. I never thought I would get a special eBook reader as I've been hoping for the long awaited converging mobile technology, the phone that will be small for the pocket but large for reading, capable of doing all things but still fast.
Circumstances came together recently instigating me to buy a Nook eReader from Barnes and Noble. The Nook is compatible with the Library's wide variety of downloadable books in EPUB format. Many PDF books are also usable on the Nook.
What's with all the noise and dust on the fourth level of the Central Library?
We are under construction in the Community Technology Center! Slated to open up early Fall 2010, we will eventually have 100+ public access computers with internet access and Office 2007, a brand new classroom with 36 PCs and state-of-the-art technology, two new computers with updated assistive technology, a collaborative work area, space for gaming, and a comfy WiFi lounge!
As you may know, the Community Technology Center (CTC) on Level 4 of the Central Library is under construction and will soon become a large, centralized space for public access computing, technology training, and yep, gaming!
These kiddos from Hope Communities tested out our consoles this summer during a six-week program designed to introduce them to the library, teach computer skills and information literacy, and have fun!
Have you been dedicated to Livejournal in the past, but it's getting a little bit old now? Try video blogging instead! Learn how to record yourself on your computer then upload the video for an online blog!
If you use the public PCs in the Library, you have probably noticed that there is no Word Processing program on those computers. If you want to be able to print and edit the documents you carry around with you on your flashdrive, this is a simple tutorial on how to access them.
Once someone has created a Google account (Gmail, Google Docs, Google calendar, any of it will be the same username), they have access to the Google Docs application. From the home screen, there is a side bar of options, above which there are two buttons: Create New and Upload. Click on Upload.
You will be taken to a screen where you can select files to upload into your Google Docs folder. Click on the “Select files to upload” link in the center of the page.