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Sandusky Library
114 W. Adams St.
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
PH: 419-625-3834

Library Hours

Monday - Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday
Closed

Follett House Museum Hours

January-March
Closed

For group tours call:

419-625-3834


UPCOMING CLOSINGS
Monday, January 21
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Thursday, January 31
CLOSED 10-12 for a
Staff In-Service





COMPUTER HELP AT THE LIBRARY

To visit Lynda.com, click on the image below!


Learn the many features and resources available online for technology, business, and creative skills with Lynda.com. It’s all FREE with a library card at the Library, at home, or anywhere with an internet connection.

TECH TUTOR
Every Thursday from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

If you have a computer, laptop, phone or device, we are here to help you learn more about them! Bring your device with you, and drop by for a quick session with one of our Tech Tutors. Don’t forget to bring your login and password info for the device.

Tech Tutors can help you:

     - use the features on your online Library account to renew items and place holds
      - search the Library catalog or databases and download eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and  

        music (you can do this with Hoopla, too!)
      - search the internet or set up an email account
      - get started with Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram

One-on-One appointments are also available by calling the Library at 419-625-3834. (Unfortunately, our Tech Tutors cannot help you diagnose or repair software or hardware errors, nor are they able to help with programming or advanced applications such as AutoCAD, etc.)

ERIE COUNTY LIBRARIES MAKER DAY
Saturday, February 9, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

In celebration of innovation, ingenuity and creativity of Makers, the Erie County libraries in Sandusky, Huron, Milan, and Vermilion will showcase their maker services. Stop by Sandusky Library’s Digital Media Studio, which features a green screen, editing room, visual recording studio, audio recording studio, and equipment and software. We also have equipment and software that can convert your family memories (slides, videos, photos) to a digital format.



POLICIES AND CLASSES

The Digital Media Studio is available to individuals 18 years and older and minors accompanied by an adult. A class or one-on-one Book-A-Librarian session is required prior to using the studio so that you can become familiar with the software and equipment. Software available includes GarageBand, Logic Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, iPhoto, and Photoshop. To register for a class, to request a one-on-one session, or for a list of equipment, call the Library at 419-625-3834.

VISUAL RECORDING STUDIO (18 years andor minors with an adult):
Equipment for use includes a Canon Rebel camera with HD video recording, a portable Flip Video UltraHD camera, a portable lighting kit, backdrops, and green screen wall.

SOUND RECORDING STUDIO (18 years and up or minors with an adult):
Equipment for use includes audio and instrumental microphones, a pop screen, and an iMac with GarageBand installed.

EDITING STUDIO (18 years and up or minors with an adult):

Equipment for use includes four Mac computers.  Software available includes: GarageBand, iMovie, iPhoto, and Photoshop.We also can show you how to create a Podcast using GarageBand.

CLASSES:

PHOTOSHOP (suggested for ages 18 years and up)
Monday, March 11, at 10:30 a.m.
Learn the basic components of Adobe Photoshop, including how to edit an image, color correction, layers, and more for graphic design. After completion of this class and tour, you will be eligible to schedule time to use the Visual Recording Studio and Editing Studio.  Registration is required as class size is limited to 4. If you do not arrive within 10 minutes of the start of the class, your spot may be given to a walk-in.

PHOTOSHOP 2 (suggested for ages 18 years and up)

Monday, February 11, at 10:30 a.m.
Monday, April 1, at 6:00 p.m.

Dig a little deeper into Photoshop by learning to use different selection tools, layer masks, and more. Prerequisite: You must have taken Photoshop. Registration is required as class size is limited to 4. If you do not arrive within 10 minutes of the start of the class, your spot may be given to a walk-in.


PRESERVE YOUR FAMILY MEMORIES...

VHS/BETA CONVERSION EQUIPMENT
Do you have family movies saved on VHS or Beta tapes? We offer equipment and software in the Digital Media Studio that allows you to convert and edit your family videos to a USB or DVD.

 



SLIDE CONVERSION EQUIPMENT
Do you have family memories on slides?  We have a Wolverine F2D Mighty Digital Slide Film Converter that allows you to save to a USB drive and can be checked out for use at the Library.

 

 

PHOTO SCANNER
Now, you can scan your cherished photos and save them to a USB or DVD. A scanner is now available in the Digital Media Studio. 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  This equipment is located in the Archives Research Center. To schedule time to use it, stop by the Reference Services Desk or call the Library at 419-625-3834. We suggest you bring an 8 GB USB or dual-layer DVD for saving your files.

USE OUR DIGITAL MEDIA STUDIO FOR YOUR SKYPE JOB INTERVIEW

Book the Sound Recording Studio in our Digital Media Studio for your Skype job interview. This is a private room with a computer that has Skype loaded and ready to go. We can help you create a Skype account and show you how to use it. To schedule an appointment, call the Library at 419-625-3834.

BOOK-A-LIBRARIAN
A lot of information is out there. Let us be your personal guide! This service, available to Sandusky Library cardholders, allows you to receive personal assistance from a librarian for 30 minutes (twice per month). Requests for specific times depend on staff availability. To schedule a session, call the Library at 419-625-3834.

                                   

Below are apps available with your library card!

Click on the link for information on how to get started:
CLEVNET: Search for Materials, Place Holds, & Manage Your Account
LIBBY:  eBooks, Audiobooks, and Magazines for Smartphones & Tablets

HOOPLA:  Stream Music, Movies, eBooks, Audiobooks, Comic Books, and TV Shows

FLIPSTER:  Digital Magazines

Digital devices available for checkout:

Hotspot Quick Start Guide | Roku Quick Start Guide