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Technology Available at LMLS

Computers for Public Use

All Lower Merion Libraries provide computers for use by the public, with or without a library card.  Users of these machines must observe our Internet Use Policy.  Guest passes are typically available from the main public service desk with the exception of Bala Cynwyd and Ludington, where users can obtain them from the Reference Desk.

Ardmore Library - 7 computers
Bala Cynwyd Library - 11 computers
Belmont Hills Library - 2 computers
Gladwyne Library - 4 computers
Ludington Library - 15 computers
Penn Wynne Library - 3 computers

Public WiFi

All Lower Merion Libraries also provide free WiFi from within our buildings, with or without a library card.  The wireless network is called "StopNGo".  All traffic on this network is filtered in accordance with CIPA Standards.

Mobile Hotspots

The Lower Merion Library System offers Hotspots for check out.

  • Patrons must be 18 years of age or older and acknowledge this policy via their signature when checking out the device.
  • Patrons must be in good standing with the library and not owe any fees on the account.
  • A mobile Wi-Fi hotspot must be checked out from and returned to the library from which it was borrowed.
  • Mobile Wi-Fi hotspots may be checked out for up to 3 weeks with no renewals.
  • Only one hotspot at a time may be checked out to the same household. There is a 24-hour wait time before checking out another hotspot.
  • Overdue hotspots will be deactivated. Patron’s account will be charged an overdue fine of $10/day with a maximum overdue fine of $60.
  • The Mobile Wi-Fi hotspot can provide Wi‐Fi internet access for up to 10 devices within the cell network coverage area (no roaming).
  • The library is not responsible for information accessed using this device or for personal information shared over the internet.
  • NOTE TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS: Internet content filtering IS provided through the hotspot. However, parents/guardians are still responsible for monitoring what their children access via the hotspot because no filter is 100% effective.
  • Hotspot users must agree to the LMLS Internet Use Policy and are encouraged to follow safe internet practices. The following behaviors can result in the suspension of hotspot privileges and/or criminal prosecution:
  • Viewing, displaying, or disseminating materials that are judged in accordance with current legal definitions as being obscene Use of the internet in any way that violates federal, state, or municipal laws.

Ardmore Library - 4 hotspots
Bala Cynwyd Library - 7 hotspots
Belmont Hills Library - 2 hotspots
Gladwyne Library - 4 hotspots
Ludington Library - 29 hotspots
Penn Wynne Library - 5 hotspots


Fines and Liability

The overdue fine is $10.00 per day with a maximum overdue fine of $60.The hotspot should be kept in a temperature-controlled environment; Please DO NOT leave it in your car.

The patron is responsible for any fines or costs associated with loss or damage of the hotspot and/or peripherals.

Each hotspot circulates in a case with a cable, power brick, instruction paperwork and barcode. The user is responsible for returning all of these items in good condition. If the hotspot, cord, or charger is returned damaged or not returned at all, the user will be responsible for the replacement cost. Fees and Costs: Overdue fee $10/day; Maximum overdue fee $60; Replace device $15; cord/power brick $15; Replace case $10; Reactivation fee $25.

Printing/Mobile Printing

Printing from our public computers is available at all LMLS LIbraries. The cost is as follows:

Black and White Jobs:  Letter (8.5 x 11") – $0.15/page; Legal (8.5 x 14") – $0.30/page; Ledger*(11 x 17")– $0.30/page

Color Jobs: Letter (8.5 x 11") – $0.50/page; Legal (8.5 x 14") – $1.00/page; Ledger* (11 x 17")– $1.00/page

Mobile printing from personal devices is currently available from 3 of our libraries: Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd, and Ludington through the PrinterOn service.  Jobs can be sent in advance for pickup, or from any of your personal devices while you are at the library.  The cost per page is the same as standard printing from any LMLS public computer.,

Begin by going to the PrinterOn page for the library you wish to use

Alternatively, you are able to use the PrinterOn Mobile app.  iOS | Android

*=Ledger-sized printing is not available at Belmont Hills or Gladwyne Library.

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