The library offers a wide variety of services for customers beyond loaning books, audiobooks, and DVDs.
Our public computers have access to the Internet and the full Microsoft Office Suite. Anyone with a LIBRARY NETWORK library card may sign in to a public computer for an hour session. Sessions may be extended when demand is not high. Users without a library card may ask for a guest pass for a 30 minute guest session. Guest sessions CAN NOT be extended.
The meeting room is available for use by Commerce Township civic, community, cultural, educational, political, or religious organizations for non-commercial and non-profit purposes. All meetings will be open to the public and may be monitored by Library staff to ensure compliance with the library’s Meeting Room Policy (updated Mar. 2018). If you would like to reserve the meeting room, please download and fill out this application.
Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)
The Commerce Township Community Library offers free wireless access (compatible with 802.11 B/G/N devices). To connect, choose Wireless SSID Library WiFi. Once your computer/device is connected to the network, you will be taken to a splash screen welcoming you to the wireless network. Click on the green button labeled “Continue to the Internet.” Once you do so, you will be free to roam the Internet.
Users of our public computers are able to print documents in the library in either Black and White ($0.10 per page) or Color ($0.25 per page). Customers connecting their notebook computers can also print in the library using our print service. Please visit our Mobile Printing page for information on printing from mobile devices.
Our public copy machine can make copies in color or black and white and can also make double sided copies. The cost is $0.10 per printed side for black and white and $0.25 per printed side color. The Library Document Station can scan to an e-mail address or USB flash drive (bring your own or purchase from the library). The Library Document Station can also fax to any U.S. Phone number (we are unable to receive faxes for customers). The cost for this service is $0.25 per page. Please ask for staff assistance if you have any questions.
Media Conversion Station
Commerce Township Community Library provides equipment to preserve your history to a digital format as a public service. Our conversion station allows you to convert slides,photos, and VHS tapes into digital format. Make sure to bring a USB drive or you may purchase a 2GB flash drive from the library for $7.00 to store your digital files on to take with you. The station may be used on a first come first serve basis. Please ask at the Adult Reference Desk for materials and instructions to be checked out for the Epson or to use the Kodak Scanza. Guidelines
Come and see our library’s new Makerspace, The Forge! Using grant funding provided by the Generator Z team, in partnership with the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation, we’ve created a Teen targeted space for extracurricular creativity. All ages are welcome to attend! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Download Library – Read/Listen 24/7
The library offers many eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and more, available to Commerce cardholders 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit our Download Library. You will need to provide your library card number to access these services.
Database Library – Research 24/7
The library offers access to many research databases -premium access to full text articles and educational resources, available to Commerce cardholders 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit our Database Library. You will need to provide your library card number to access these services.
Get In Line – Automatic Holds Service
Do you want to get automatically put on the waiting list for your favorite, popular authors? If the answer is YES, you want to sign up for our Get In Line service. When authors you have selected publish new books, we’ll put your name on the list and notify you when your title is available. This service is for Commerce Township residents only.
We offer free test proctoring. If you are in need of this service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. Exam Proctoring Guidelines
ESL – English as a Second Language
The Commerce Township Community Library offers a wide range of materials to help English language learners including books, audiotapes and videos. Topics of interest include vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, writing skills, immigration and citizenship. Visit our ESL page for more information.
Want to know more about computers, e-readers, web applications or anything tech-related? The Book-a-Librarian service offers you free, personalized appointments with librarians who can assist you. Click here to learn more about Book a Librarian.