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All 19 libraries have public use computers equipped with internet access, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.), access to the library's catalog and databases, and access to printers. There is no daily time limit on computer use. Computer use sessions are reserved via a registration computer that is located in each library.
A library card entitles you to use a computer. Those without a library card may obtain a free internet access card (aka "guest pass") to use the computers.
You can use a computer for up to 1 hour. If there is no one waiting to use a computer, you can continue to use it in increments of 30 minutes. If at any time there is a waiting list and you have used the computer for at least 1 hour, then at the next 30 minute interval, you will have to register again to be placed on the waiting list.
There are express computers at the Downtown Library, the Belle Isle Library, the Midwest City Library, and the Southern Oaks Library that allow anyone with a library card or an internet access card to sign up for a 15-minute session when the computer is available. These "quick access" computers do not offer time extensions or reservations, and you can print to the public printer for $.10 per page for black and white or $.50 per page for color.
The Almonte, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, and Southern Oaks Libraries each have a MediaSurfer, an "iPad vending machine" that allows you to check out an iPad, using your library card, for 2 hours of in-library use. The iPads come preloaded with basic apps, games, and educational software. A late fee of $5 per hour (up to a maximum of $60) beyond the 2 hour checkout period.
We also have free Wi-Fi available at every library.