The Ridgefield Library strives to provide its patrons with access to the tools and skills they need to learn, work and play in an ever-changing technology environment. From personal productivity software to authoritative online databases, you can look to the Library for cost-effective technology solutions and expert staff guidance.
Contact: Reference Desk 203-438-2282 x1003 or x1014 firstname.lastname@example.org
Located near the information Desk and equipped with black & white and color printers and popular personal productivity software (Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint).
Color scanner and desk-top publishing software
Perfect for creating brochures and other promotional materials.
15 public workstations with printers and high-speed access to the Internet.
Print and Time Management To Be Discontinued 12/31/13
The service we use for print and time management on our Public Access Computer workstations is being discontinued as of the end of this month. We will switch to an honor system for paying for print-outs and monitoring fair time allowances until we move to the New Ridgefield Library this coming spring. If you believe you may have a credit towards printing on your card, please check at the Reference Desk now about getting a refund; after 12/31 we will no longer have access to this information and will not be able to issue refunds.
Free Wi-Fi network
Available throughout the building. Bring your wireless-ready laptop and log on, using your Ridgefield Library card. Residents of other towns in Connecticut should register their hometown library cards at Circulation first. Out-of-staters and those with no library card may get a guest pass at any reference desk. Sorry - no print capability from our wireless network.
Do you want to use an online resources or a new technology but feel overwhelmed by the learning curve involved? Then Tech Fridays are for you. Each month, we'll pick a topic related to technology, and one of our staff will be available to answer your questions and demonstrate how to become an empowered user of online resources and electronic devices.
Check out our list of topics for upcoming Tech Fridays. We want your input. Email us your suggestions for future topics or contact Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski at 203-438-2282 x1003.
Senior Gold Card
If you are a Ridgefield resident aged 65 or older, you qualify for a free Ridgefield Senior Gold Card, which entitles you to discounts, freebies and special services at businesses and organizations around town. At the Ridgefield Library, show your card to schedule a personal half-hour session with a librarian to take a tour of the Library or get one-on-one instruction on how to use our computerized "card catalog," our downloadable audiobook and ebook service or one of our many electronic databases. Call Assistant Director Mary Rindfleisch at 203-438-2282 x1009 to schedule your Gold Card visit.
The Library is unable to offer facilities and equipment for presentations and training in its interim quarters. We look forward to opening a fully equipped Technology Resource Center in the new library. Stay tuned for details!
Download the New Biblio Library App
Just search for "Bibliomation" in the app store on your mobile device and get a wealth of Ridgefield Library content and services at your fingertips. Here's how.
Take your Library with you wherever you go with a variety of applications available for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
For reliable information while on the go, try EBSCO databases in a smartphone-friendly format. Access a wealth of information from MasterfileFILE Elite with searchable articles from over 1,000 periodicals. Search Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, HealthSource, and more. Read full text articles or save results for offline access at a later date.
Click here on your device for EBSCOHost specially formatted for your mobile device.
Download the app and then locate the Ridgefield Library in the navigation menu. Access popular databases including Biography in Context, General Reference Gold, Books and Authors, and more. When you’re on the road, use the app to find libraries within a ten-mile radius of your location. App available for both Apple and Android devices.
Looking for a reading recommendation? Search for books by title, author, and series. Find book reviews and book discussion questions. Now you can access this powerful reader’s advisory tool in a mobile version designed for smaller screens.
WorldCat Mobile lets you search the worlds’ catalog of more than almost 150 million items in libraries worldwide in a smartphone friendly format. Use WorldCat to locate books, videos, audio recordings and other publication types.
DOWNLOADABLE AUDIOBOOKS AND eBOOKS
Download eBooks and audiobooks directly to your smartphone or tablet with an internet connection. Once your download is complete, read or listen to a book wherever and whenever you choose. App available for both Apple and Android devices or download software for Blackberry devices.
TumbleBook Library for children
This online collection of animated talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading now has titles that are compatible with the iPad and iPhone.
Mango Mobile Library Edition
Learn languages everywhere you go with a free app for iOS and Android devices. Full-featured Mango Mobile Library Edition gives you access to all the Mango language courses offered through the Ridgefield library. All you need is your library card! Find out more.
KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH THE RIDGEFIELD LIBRARY
Bookmark this page on your smartphone to view a listing of Ridgefield Library events specially formatted for your phone screen. Now you can check out what’s happening at the library from any location.
Receive notices of items coming due, overdue or on hold via text message or RSS.
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The New Ridgefield Library http://www.facebook.com/newridgefieldlibrary
Children's Services http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ridgefield-Library-Childrens-Services/233936673320522
Teen Services http://www.facebook.com/RidgefieldLibraryTeenServices
Check here for notice of new software and services and of upcoming computer and technology instruction classes.
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