The Beauregard Parish Library has brand new computers for all of our patron labs!
It's been over 8 years since the last time the Library updated all of its computers for the patrons to use, and the decision was made that it was time. So, after careful study and selection of parts, new machines were ordered and built for our patrons to use. This means that everything our patrons do, and they do a lot, should work faster and better. In addition, the patron computers have new monitors, larger and higher resolution to make everything clearer and easier to read.
For the geeks, these new machines are quad-core AMD processors, running at 3.8GHz, with 16GB of RAM. The front panels come with the usual headphone and microphone jacks (though we ask that patrons not use microphones to avoid disturbing other patrons), as well as a DVD drive, three USB ports, one USB 3.0 High Speed USB port, and a multi-card memory card reader that supports more than 30 different kinds of memory cards, including SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick, Compact Flash, X-Picture, and M2.
For more information and a labeled picture of the new machines, check here. There are 16 machines in the patron lab at DeRidder, 5 machines at the Merryville branch, 2 machines at the Ragley branch, and 1 each at Fields and Singer. We invite you to come in and try them out!
As a bonus game, each computer has a name on a label on the front. There is a connection between the names. We invite you to try to puzzle it out what that connection is! Previous machine groups have had names based on flowers of Beauregard Parish, trees of Beauregard Parish, old sawmill towns of Beauregard Parish, falcons, and mythological gods & goddesses. This group is both easier and harder to figure out! Have fun!