New computers at Stratford library offer more services

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Visitors to Stratford Library can now benefit from an increased number of computers and services associated with them.

Going from four to six computers, including four Chrome books and two Chrome stations, the upgrade is part of the Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa (APNK) refresh that is rolling out to public libraries across New Zealand.

Stratford Library is one of the first to receive the new technology which enables colour printing and scanning to email, two services Library staff were unable to offer previously.

“Stratford Library has been part of APNK for over ten years, providing invaluable benefits to both urban and rural residents, and visitors to Stratford,” said Senior Library Officer, Bridget Roper.

“The new computers have different features from the old ones, in particular the move to a Chrome desktop, but staff will be on hand to assist users when needed. We’re always happy to help,” said Bridget.

“The computers are hugely popular, so it’s great to offer more options. They enable our community members to do important things such as applying for jobs, paying bills online, researching family histories, and connecting with friends through social networking sites.”

The new computers were installed Friday 31 May 2019.


Below: Archie Roper tests out the new technology at Stratford Library.

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