Purchasing

Computers:

Parkland purchases desktop and laptop computers for all member public libraries at no charge. This expense is part of Parkland's ongoing operational budget. For additional information on these purchases, please review the Purchasing section of the PRL I.T. Service Parameters.

Software:

Parkland provides the following software to all member public libraries free of charge:

  • Faronics Deep Freeze
  • Microsoft Endpoint Protection
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus

Parkland does not purchase other software packages for member public libraries; they must purchase those directly from their preferred vendor. Most vendors and software companies offer academic/educational pricing to libraries, so be sure to ask your vendor about this.

Barcode scanners (these models can be purchased through Parkland):

  • Wired USB scanner: Motorola Symbol LS2208
  • Cordless scanner: Motorola Symbol LS4278

Receipt Printers (this model can be purchased through Parkland):

  • Epson TM-T88V thermal receipt printer

Miscellaneous equipment:

Other peripherals such as printers, network switches, etc. are often chosen based on a particular set of needs and are not itemized here. For assistance with any other IT related purchase, contact the PRL Helpdesk.