Computers

COMPUTERS AT THE LIBRARY

    Is there Internet access at the library?
    How do I sign up to use a computer?
    Can I reserve a computer in advance?
    Do you have wireless Internet?
    Do I have to have a library card to use the computers at the library?
    Does it cost anything to use the library computers?
    For how long can I use a library computer?
    I only need a computer for a few minutes – can I just walk in and use one or is there a long wait?
    Are the library computers filtered?
    Are there computers for children?
    Besides the Internet, are there computers for word processing?
    Do you have Excel? PowerPoint?
    Can I print?

 

Is there Internet access at the library?

Yes. We have 9 computers that are connected to the Internet for patron use.TOP

How do I sign up to use a computer?

If there’s an empty workstation, just sit down and type in your library card number and your PIN. You can use the library computers for up to three hours per day. There’s no charge for computer use, however print outs cost 15¢ per page.TOP

Can I reserve a computer in advance?

Our current system doesn’t allow for advance reserve. However, we do have three Internet Express computers that require no registration, so if all of the sit-down workstations are in use, you will probably be able to use an Express computer until another workstation is available.TOP

Do you have wireless Internet?

Yes. The library has wireless Internet.TOP

Do I have to have a library card to use the computers at the library?

No, a library card isn’t required in order to use the computers at the library. If you don’t have a library card, and you’re eligible, we recommend that you get one – not only are they free but you also gain access to many other services and data bases through your card. If you’re not eligible for a card, we can issue you a visitor pass, good for three hours. There may be a small fee to issue visitor passes to patrons who have cards.TOP

Does it cost anything to use the library computers?

No. Use of the computers is free. Print outs cost 15¢ per page.TOP

For how long can I use a library computer?

Computers can be used for up to 3 hours per day in one hour increments. You can sign up for additional time if there’s no waiting list, but your total time cannot exceed three hours per day. The Express Internet stations are available for up to 15 minutes.TOP

I only need a computer for a few minutes – can I just walk in and use one or is there a long wait?

We usually don’t have a long wait because additional time will not be granted if there are people waiting for computers. However, we do have three Internet Express computers which are available for up to 15 minutes that don’t require any sign up.TOP

Are the library computers filtered?

No. The library’s computers are not filtered. There are no filters on the market that can effectively bar illegal speech while allowing legal and legitimate sites. When signing on to any of the library’s computers, you agree to abide by our Internet Policy. We want to trust that our patrons will use good judgment when at the library’s computers; however, in the rare instance in which we see that a person is accessing inappropriate material we will ask that person to shut it down and leave the building. We will then reboot the computer in order to scrub the Internet history so that no one else can accidentally access the objectionable sites. Anyone not abiding by the Internet Policy will be barred from using the computers and may also be barred from the library. If we see illegal activity, we will call the police immediately. Anyone breaking the law will be arrested. TOP

Are there computers for children?

We have two pre-school computers which are loaded with educational games and are available in 30 minute time slots. We have earphones for these, or any other computer user who wishes to listen. There is no Internet access on these computers.TOP

Besides the Internet, are there computers for word processing?

Yes. Each computer at the library, with the exception of the pre-school workstations, has Internet as well as Office Suite.TOP

Do you have Excel? PowerPoint?

Yes. Each computer, with the exception of the pre-school workstations and the online catalogs, has MS Office Suite which has.TOP

Can I print?

Printing is available from all the computers except the online catalog. If you need to print from the online catalog, log into your account and email yourself the list. You can then access the list from any other Internet workstation. Prints cost 15¢ per page.TOP

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