Computers/Internet

Public Computers

The library offers public computer access, including Internet and Microsoft Office.  All users must follow the library’s Internet Access Policy

Adult Department

Patrons age 14 and older may use the computers in the Adult Department (upstairs).  Users ages 14—17 must have an Internet approval form on file signed by a parent/guardian.  Sign on to any of the eight public computers or the 10-minute Express computer with your library card and PIN number (usually the last four digits of your phone number).  We encourage local residents/property owners to apply for a library card if they want to use the computers.  Out-of-town visitors and one-time users can also obtain a guest pass for the day from the circulation desk.

Users receive computer time in 30 minute increments for up to 2 hours per day (sessions can be extended up to three times if there are vacant computers).  Additional extensions may be possible at staff discretion.  Printing costs 10 cents per page.  Users must bring their own headphones for audio.

Children’s Department

Patrons under age of 14 or adults supervising a child may use the computers in the Children’s Department (downstairs).  Parents or guardians of children under the age of 14 may sign an Internet approval form so their children can use the Internet without adult supervision.  There will be a 30 minute time limit if there is a waiting list to use the computers.

Wireless

The library offers wireless internet access (Wi-Fi) anywhere in the building.  No password is required.  To use Wi-Fi the Library, you will need the following:

  • A laptop or other device with a wireless Internet network interface card rated 802.11b/g standard — commonly called “Wi-Fi.”
  • The ability to properly configure your laptop, if necessary.
  • A charged battery and/or an AC adaptor. A limited number of electrical outlets are available in the library.
  • Headphones if you plan to listen to audio.

Your computer should automatically recognize the library’s wireless signal.  If it does not, you may need to properly configure your laptop’s settings.  We are currently not configured to offer printing from a wireless device.  As with most public wireless “hot spots,” the Library’s wireless connection is not secure. Wireless users should choose not to transmit personal information (credit card numbers, passwords and any other sensitive information) while using any wireless “hot spot.” Please take appropriate precautions when using this service.

Electronic Devices

eReaders:  The Adult Department has a small number of Kindles and Nooks available for checkout by cardholders in good standing and age 18+.  View the eReader agreement and eMedia instructional page.  A current photo ID must be provided at checkout.

Laptops:  One laptop is available for use within the library for patrons taking an online test or conducting research.  Please contact the Adult Circulation desk for more information.  A current photo ID will be held during checkout.