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Do you have computers at the library?

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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. 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.

In our current stage of reopening, customers may use a public computer for up to two 30-minute sessions per day. Reservations can be made in-person only.

There are express computers at the Del City Library, the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, the Patience S. Latting Northwest Library, the Ralph Ellison Library, The Village Library, and the Warr Acres Library that allow anyone with a library card or an internet guest pass to use 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\page for black and white or $.50\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. They can be checked out for up to 2 hours, and if turned in late, accrue late fees of $5 per hour (up to a maximum of $60).

We also have free Wi-Fi at every library and the signal should extend to the parking lot, allowing you to connect while outside the building.