Computers and Digital Resources

Computer and Digital Resources

The Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library is dedicated to providing a wide variety of resources to it's patrons in a variety of media. Towards that end we have a number of computers, a language learning lab, and other digital resources available:

World Language Lab

The World Language Laboratory is a new section of the library made possible from the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program Grant and the TEAL Technology Expertise, Access and Learning for all Texans Project. Every age group will benefit from the ability to engage in learning any of 22 languages and ESL courses.

Professor Teaches

Professor Teacher is your personal instructor at the library, with lessons on Microsoft Office 2010. The lessons are fun, fast, and interactive. See the librarian about getting started.

Genealogy CD Computer

The genealogy CD Collection was started in the memory of Rable Lawhon Cobb who died in the tornado of 1994. It has grown to contain over 140 genealogy CDs, including AniMap, PERSI, the Native American Collection, land records, marriage records, family histories, Social Security Index, census indexes, and many of the Family Tree Family History CDs. The Genealogy CD Computer is located in the Welton R. Fail and Mildred Chapman Fail Genealogical Resource Center at the library. You do not need a library card to access this computer, however you will need to leave identification with the information desk to use the CDs.

Leapfrog Reading Toys

These electronic toys are designed to entice preschoolers into reading. They will engage young children who are visiting the library with their parents while getting them excited about practicing basic reading skills. For use at the library only.

TexShare databases

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Funded by the Texas State Library and by TexShare member libraries. This large group of databases covers a wide variety of subjects and contains information that is useful to students of all ages as well as life-long learners. Full-text information from all types of periodicals, scholarly journals, biographies, encyclopedias, and other reliable sources can be found using this wonderful resource. It includes census records and 25,000 family and local history books from Heritage Quest.

You may gain access to this database from your home computer by asking at the library for the username and password authorized for Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library.

Learn A Test

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Once you have registered in the library, you can have free and unlimited access to more than 300 practice tests that will help you reach your school and career goals, including ACT, SAT, TASP, GED, ASVAB, and many more. You have access to instant online scoring by the computer and the ability to stop and restart the test at any time. The diagnostic score shows areas in which the test-taker needs more study, with recommendations on improving. A detailed explanation of the correct answers is given.

Adobe Photoshop Pro 

All of our computers are equipped with Adobe Photoshop Elements. You can edit your photos from your library workstation.