Free Public Computers
The library has 34 computers that provide free access to high-speed internet and word processing during the library’s operating hours. We require that all patrons comply with our Internet Policy. Failure to do so will result in the loss of computer privileges.
Reservation Time Limits
The library does not accept reservations. The computers are available on a first come first server basis.
All of the Library's public computers time out after 30 minutes. If no one is waiting for an available computer at the end of a 30 minute session, you will be asked if you would like to extend your time.
Personal Information on Public Computers
The computers are cleaned completely every evening after the library closes, but not between sessions on the same day. For this reason, we urge you to log out of your email and other accounts before the end of your session, and never allow the computer to remember your login information. We also encourage you to save your documents to a location other than the public computers because all documents are removed every evening and they are not retrievable. We suggest setting up a free cloud storage account or flash drive.
Your credit card information should be safe if you establish a secure connection between the browser and the website asking for credit card information. Look for the universal lock symbol in the lower right-hand corner of the browser window.
If you wish to ensure that no personal information remain on a computer, please ask a staff member to re-boot the machine. This action deletes all session information.
Color print and copy services are available. Patrons may print documents/images from the library’s public computers or their personal mobile devices. Cost for printing is $0.25 per image/side. The library does not provide copying services of large amounts of documents.
Step-by-step Wireless Printing Instructions
Please contact the Reference Department if you have questions or difficulty
Loading of Personal Software
To keep our computers free of viruses, etc., software is restricted from being downloaded onto the public computers.
Free Wireless Internet
Anyone with access to a laptop computer and wireless capabilities may utilize wireless networks both within and outside of the building. Wireless access is free of charge and no passwords are required. The wireless network is named public.
Library staff can identify if a network has gone offline but are not trained to configure personal computers to access wireless networks.
There is inherent risk using any public wireless internet connection and the standard advice for mobile users is to install a software Firewall onto your machine and use a high quality anti-virus software with definitions updated daily. With that level of protection public wireless internet is usually safe to use. The Library, however; is not responsible for any data that is acquired by an outside source.
The library offers outgoing faxes through the kiosk area by the copier. Faxing costs $1.00 per page.
The library does not accept incoming faxes. To receive faxes please use the services offered by USPS store.
The library offers scanning services at no charge through the kiosk area by the copier.
A self-check stations are available for checking out materials, renewing materials. The self-check station is at the circulation desk on the left side.
What is RFID?
RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. All of the items in our collection have an RFID sticker. These stickers are small computer chips that have the barcode number recorded on them. When one of these chips is placed near a reading device at the desks or at the self-check stations, the barcode number is read and the item is checked in or out.
No personal information nor the title of the book is stored on an RFID sticker.
Cell Phone Use
Link to policies/cellphone.html