Virtual Events with Lake Forest Library

Tips for Joining

Detailed instructions for joining virtual events on Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype, Facebook Live, and Instagram Live are below.

Before the event start time, please familiarize yourself with how to attend the event and your options for joining us virtually.

For the best video and audio quality when using Wi-Fi, please position your device as close as possible to your internet router with few to no objects or furniture in between your device and the router.

For the best audio and video quality possible, connect your computer or device directly to your internet router with an ethernet cord.

To avoid feedback and audio glitches, please mute your microphone until the presenter invites participants to talk and you are ready to talk.

The presenter will likely love to hear from you, especially during more interactive virtual events and discussions. Please follow the presenter's instructions on how best to participate in the event. You can often use the Chat or Q&A area to type comments or ask the presenter questions during the event.

 

Upcoming Virtual Events

Contact us for help

Live Chat

Live chat help is available Monday–Saturday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm. Click the envelope icon or "We Are Here" in the lower right corner of your screen to start.

Email

Send a message to reference@lakeforestlibrary.org


How to Join a Virtual Event on ...


Microsoft Teams

  1. To join a virtual event on Teams, you must first register for the event on the Library web calendar.

  2. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email that contains the connection info you need to join the meeting. Please hold on to your confirmation email until the day of the event.

  3. A few minutes before the event start time, open your confirmation email and either click the Teams link or call 872.240.4516 and enter the Conference ID followed by the pound # sign. If this is your first time joining a Microsoft Teams virtual event with the Library, please continue reading.

  4. You do not need a Teams account to join our virtual events, but you may need to install an app the first time you join us.

  5. Joining on your COMPUTER: We recommend that you download the Teams app ahead of time, but you can join the meeting just by clicking the link in your confirmation email and choosing "Join on the web instead." Keep in mind that joining on the web is not as good of an experience as downloading and installing the Teams app. More details

  6. Joining on your PHONE or TABLET: When you click the Teams link in your confirmation email, you will be prompted to download and install the Teams app. More details

  7. Joining *audio only* with your PHONE: Call 872.240.4516 and, when prompted, enter the Conference ID followed by the pound # sign.

Zoom

  1. To join a virtual event on Zoom, you must first register for the event on the Library web calendar.

  2. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email that contains the connection info you need to join the meeting. Please hold on to your confirmation email until the day of the event.

  3. A few minutes before the event start time, open your confirmation email and click the provided Zoom link. If prompted, enter the provided password. If this is your first time joining a Zoom virtual event with the Library, please continue reading.

  4. You do not need a Zoom account to join our virtual events, but you may need to install an app the first time you join us.

  5. Joining on your COMPUTER: We recommend that you download the Zoom app. If you prefer not to install Zoom, you can go to join.zoom.us (Chrome browser recommended) and enter the Meeting ID. Keep in mind that joining on the web is not as good of an experience as downloading and installing the Zoom app, and joining on the web will require you to make a Zoom account for yourself.

  6. Joining on your PHONE or TABLET: When you click the Zoom link in your confirmation email, you will be prompted to download and install the Zoom app.

  7. Joining *audio only* with your PHONE: Dial the teleconferencing number provided in your confirmation email. When prompted, enter the Meeting ID using your dialpad.

Skype

  1. To join a virtual event on Skype, you must first register for the event on the Library web calendar.

  2. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email that contains the connection info you need to join the meeting. Please hold on to your confirmation email until the day of the event.

  3. A few minutes before the event start time, open your confirmation email and click the Skype link. If this is your first time joining a Skype virtual event with the Library, please continue reading.

  4. You do not need a Skype account to join our virtual events, but you may need to install an app the first time you join us.

  5. Joining on your COMPUTER: We recommend that you download the Skype app ahead of time, but you can join the meeting just be clicking the link in your confirmation email and choosing "Join as guest" to use Skype for Web. Keep in mind that joining on the web is not as good of an experience as downloading and installing the Skype app.

  6. Joining on your PHONE or TABLET: When you click the Skype link in your confirmation email, you will be prompted to download and install the Skype app.

  7. Joining *audio only* with your PHONE: Dial the phone number provided in your confirmation email. When prompted, enter the access code using your dialpad.