Computer Use

Does the Library have computers for me to use?
Yes! The Library has 8 computer stations on the main level that are available for use. There are also 4 computer stations on the 2nd Floor for use by students in 6th-12th grade or younger children under the direct supervision of an adult. If you are bringing young children with you, we encourage and welcome you to use the 2nd Floor computers, since there are activities for the children to enjoy nearby as you are working.

When can I use a Computer?
Computers are available during the Library’s regular business hours:
Monday 12-8
Tuesday 9-8
Wednesday 9-8
Thursday 9-8
Friday 9-1
Saturday 9-4
If you have an important task to complete, please arrive at least 1 hour before the Library closes. The computers will automatically shut down 15 minutes prior to closing.

I need to use a computer! What do I do first?
Before you use a computer for the first time, you will need to stop at the main desk. You will be asked to provide a current Photo ID and sign a Computer Agreement, which will be valid for 3 years. If you would like to sign up for a Library card at the same time, we encourage you to do so. Then you can use your Library Card number to sign in to the computer during future visits.

If you would rather use the computer as a Guest, you are welcome to do that as well. However, Guest logins are one-time use only, so you will need to stop at the main desk for a new Guest login at each Library visit.
How do I sign on to a computer?
If you are using a computer on the Main Level, stop at the “Q” computer to reserve a public computer station. The “Q” is located directly across from the Library’s main desk. Use the mouse to ensure the cursor is in the proper box, then simply type in your Library barcode number or Guest login number (no spaces are required, just numbers).
After you submit your number, a box will pop up that will assign you a computer station and a time. This information is in the middle of the box, so do not click out of it immediately before you can read that information. Make note of the time, because sometimes there is a Waiting List, and then you will know when your computer station will open up.
When you get to your computer station, you must type in your Library barcode number or Guest login number again. This will verify that you are the same person who signed up at the “Q” and you have reserved that station. Once you are logged in you will be prompted to agree to our Computer Agreement, which you have already signed, and you can begin your task.
If you are using a computer on the 2nd Floor, stop at the Youth Services desk and ask a Library Team member to reserve a computer station for you. You will need to provide your Library Card or ask for a Guest Pass. The Library Team member will tell you which computer station is reserved for you.
Can I print?
Yes! You can print from a public computer station. On typical letter size paper, Black & White copies are 15¢ per page, Color copies are 50¢ per page. Ask a Library Team member for help if you have any further questions about printing.
Can I save a document?
Yes! Please bring a USB flash drive with you to save your document. You can also email a document to yourself in order to save it for another time. You will not be able to save files directly onto a computer.

Can I drink my coffee at the computer?
Yes! You may enjoy coffee and other covered beverages at the computer stations. Please do not bring a drink without a lid. Food is not permitted.

Can I listen to music or watch videos?
Yes! All we ask is that you wear headphones. If you forgot yours, the Library has low-priced headphones and earbuds for sale in the Coffee Company.

Is my personal information secure?
Yes! The Library does not track your personal information. When you log off of a public computer, the computer wipes itself clean and resets for the next person.

Can I bring my own laptop?
Yes! To sign into our WiFi you will need to open a new browser window. Our Computer Agreement page will pop up and after you agree, your page will be redirected to your homepage.

Anything else I should know?

  • You will have up to 60 minutes of computer use time if others are waiting
  • You are responsible for monitoring computer use time; the time remaining is displayed at the bottom of screen
  • Session end warnings are given when 10, 5, and 1 minutes are remaining
  • More time may be granted if no others are waiting; You are responsible for accepting extra time offered at the 5 minute warning or for requesting more time from a Library Team member
  • You may have up to 180 minutes of computer time per day
  • The Library reserves the right to revoke your computer time if you are not abiding by the rules in the Computer Use Agreement.