The Gleason Public Library offers public access to the following technology equipment and software to meet the recreational, informational, educational and cultural needs of Carlisle’s citizens:

  • Six public PCs provide access to the internet, subscription databases, word processing, and other resources. Microsoft Office 2010 is available on all six computers. Click here to view our internet use policy.
  • One public iMac for use with productivity applications, including Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office: read more below
  • One color laser printer connected to public internet terminals for public printing.
  • Wireless internet access is available throughout the library building; click here to view our wireless policy.
  • Two children’s game PCs, loaded with educational software.
  • Two children’s iPads, featuring apps for early literacy skills.
  • Two adult iPads, for browsing digital magazines and more
  • 8 ereaders for checkout: 2 e-ink Amazon Kindles, 1 Kindle Fire, 2 Sony Readers, 1 e-ink Barnes and Noble Nook, and 1 Nook Color
  • Flatbed scanner for scanning pictures and documents
  • Magnifier: Optelec Clearview 300 machine for the visually impaired.
  • Canon photocopier with the functionality to scan to email in addition to copying
  • VHS to DVD converter: read more below
  • Wi-fi hotspot
  • Roku

iMac with Adobe Creative Suite

Want to touch up your photos, lay out a brochure, or create graphics with professional software? The Gleason now has an iMac loaded with Adobe Creative Suite 6, including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, plus web design tools like Dreamweaver and Flash Pro. Ask at the Reference Desk to use these tools on the Library’s new iMac computer, or call 978-369-4898 for more information or to reserve a time slot.

Preserve Family Memories with our VHS converter

The Gleason Public Library now offers a VHS conversion machine to save your memories to DVD. Copy entire tapes or edit your selections. This equipment is self-service; users should bring their own blank DVDs or USB drive to save files.The machine copies in real time plus additional time for digitizing or burning to DVD; allow at least a couple of hours to convert one tape. This equipment is offered thanks to a donation from the Friends of the Gleason Public Library.

For any questions, please contact Martha Feeney-Patten at or at 978-369-4898.


Do you have questions about downloading ebooks or magazines through the library? Looking for help navigating a new phone or laptop? Book-a-Librarian sessions at the Gleason are tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. A library staff member will give undivided attention to customers who want in-depth technical assistance on these and other topics such as starting an email account, joining Facebook, becoming a power user of the library’s catalog, or beginning a research project.

To book a 30 to 60 minute one-on-one appointment, call 978-369-4898 and ask for Martha, or email


Click here for information on digital downloads and online resources.

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