Escondido, CA

Escondido library gets tech upgrades

Library Systems and Services IT employee Morgan Baxter at work upgrading wireless printing technology that will be available to the public.

Over the past several months, city and library staff have been working on two technology projects. 

A major upgrade was made to the audio and video technology in the Turrentine Room – the  library’s main programming and public meeting space. 

The improved technology will be put into play immediately as so many programs and meetings are now being conducted in a virtual environment. This project was funded by the Escondido Library Foundation and came in under budget thanks to the City’s Information Systems staff who utilized their in-house expertise and shopped around for the most cost-effective solution.

The library’s public printing system has been in need of modernization for many years to meet the needs of its patrons, but identifying funding has been a struggle. The City Council approved this Capital Improvement Project in the FY 2019-20 budget. The new system will allow for wireless printing from personal electronic devices, printing from home, expanded options for printing and copying, faxing, and paying with credit cards. 

When the State and County health orders allow for the reopening of the Escondido library, patrons will be greeted with modern, user-friendly technology improvements.

Some of the new technology that will be available to the public when the Escondido Public Library reopens.

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