Computers in Hämeenlinna's libraries

All libraries of Hämeenlinna have computers intended for customer use.

Computers for customers

All Hämeenlinna's libraries have computers intended for customer use. All the libraries' e-subscriptions and other databases are available through the computers.

You may not reserve computers in advance. The amount of time for continuous usage is, however, limited, with the shortest period being 15 minutes and the longest 4 hours. All our libraries carry a scanner and a color printer.

Computers in the main library

Using the computers does not require logging on with a password. All the user's files are erased upon reboot, so you should make sure you have downloaded any data you want to preserve to an external memory device.

Chrome computers in branch libraries

Hämeenlinna's branch libraries have computers using Google's Chrome operating system, which provides an easy way to access internet services.

You can use Chrome internet browser, create or modify documents, access cloud services, use usb-memory stick, print, watch, and listen.

If you have a personal Google or Microsoft account, you can log on to and use their services.

For example, with Microsoft account you can create, save, and modify Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. When you stop using the computer, do not forget to log out.

See detailed instructions for using the Chrome computers (in Finnish).

Information retrieval computers

Some of the libraries' computers are solely intended for browsing through the libraries' own collection and other databases or e-services intended for information retrieval.

Tablets

Hublet

The main library offers Hublet-tablets, which customers can borrow by using their library card and PIN-number. Borrowing/recharging stations for Hublets are located in front of the upper floor's info desk and by the self-check units on the lower floor. 

  • You can borrow a tablet by showing your library card's barcode to the borrowing station's scanner and entering your PIN-number.
  • The tablet can be used for two hours to, for example, read the library's e-material or browse the internet.
  • Return the tablet to the recharging station. When you do so, all user-specific information will automatically get deleted.
  • The tablet can only work through the library's online network, thus rendering it inoperable outside the library's premises.

iPads

iPads can be borrowed from the branch libraries' service desks. The customer must have a valid library card. iPads cannot be borrowed for home use. You can use the tablet, for example, to read the library's e-magazines, browse the internet, or play games.

In Hämeenlinna City Library, tablets intended for using the library's e-material can be found at the newspaper reading room and on the lower floor.

Wireless network

Wireless local area network (WLAN) is available for use in all our libraries. The library's network is open and visible so you can find it by browsing through the available wireless connections. Printing through libraries' printers is, however, not possible.

The connection is not encrypted so you should remember to take care of your data security and use a firewall along with antivirus software. The library is not liable for any problems caused by using the wireless network.

Editing space

In the main library's editing space the customers can independently

  • convert LPs, cassettes, and VHS videos into digital format
  • edit pictures, sound, and music
  • scan and print paper pictures and slides
  • burn files on CD and DVD disks

More information on the editing space (in Finnish)