Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you have computers at the library?

 

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.

Customers may use a public computer for up to one hour and if no one is waiting to use a computer, you can continue to use it in increments of 30 minutes. Computers are first come, first served or you can make a reservation using a registration computer. 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.

Several of our libraries have Chromebooks available for checkout on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on Chromebook checkouts, please click here.

The MediaSurfers (iPad kiosks) at Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, and Southern Oaks are not currently available.

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