Howard County Library Upgrades Computer System

(Columbia, MD) – Each Howard County Library customer's computer experience will soon be dramatically enhanced!  On  September 21, all Howard County Library public access computers were upgraded to a new operating system called “Groovix.”  --
Customers will be able to:

In addition to these new features, all branches will offer more new monitors, mice and keyboards (including two large text keyboards per branch), more memory (512 MB of Ram), on-screen text enlargement, and updated, secure virus protection systems.

Howard County Library is a pioneer in Maryland in using Open Source software on public and staff machines. Because Open Source software is available free or at a very modest cost, the Library can provide public computers at a fraction of  the cost using comparable commercially-available software.
Amy Begg De Groff
Library Technology Services Department Head
Howard County Library 

voice: 410-313-7985 
cell: 443-474-0741 
fax: 410-313-7864
IM: abdegroff

Ranked number one in the nation among the great public library systems
by Hennen's American Public Library Ratings (HAPLR) 2005

Howard County Library is committed to using open source solutions whenever possible.