Computers & WiFi

Public Computers
At the library, we have six public computers available for you to use to access the internet and use Microsoft Office software including Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.  To use a computer, all you need is your library card.   You may use the computer for up to one hour.  If no one is waiting for a computer, we may be able to extend your time for you.  When signing on to our computers, you agree to follow our Internet & Computer Use Policy.  Users under the age of 16 to have a permission form signed by a parent or guardian on file in order to use the computers.

Wifi
We offer free wireless internet in the library.  You can hook up to our wifi using your own device, or with one of our in-house iPads.  

Headphones
We have several pairs of headphones available for use in the library on our public computers or on your own device. Just ask a library staff member if you'd like to use them.  

Early Literacy Computer Station
We have an AWE Early Literacy Computer in our children's section for kids ages 2-11.  It has a variety of educational touch screen games in different subject areas including reading, writing, science, geography, math and art.  Just ask a library staff member for the log in to start your 20 minute session with your child.  

Need help?
Our library staff can offer limited help with logging on to the computer, accessing the internet, printing documents, and other quick questions.  If you'd like more extensive help with a computer, your laptop, a tablet, or e-reader, sign up for an appointment during our One-on-one Technology Help sessions on Thursday afternoons. You can call or visit the library to sign up for an appointment. These appointments are usually held from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. on Thursdays, but if you are unavailable during that time, contact us and we'll try to find a time that works for you.  Keep your eye on our calendar for upcoming technology classes. 

There are some great free resources on the web offering basic technology help and tutorials:
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/   GCF Learnfree.org offers free learning opportunities for technology, reading, math, careers, and other topics.  To find technology tutorials, click on the blue "Technology" box on the home page.  Learn about topics such as computer basics, internet safety, using email, and using social media.  

http://digitallearn.org/  DigitalLearn.org also offers free technology tutorials. Clikc on the purple "Learn" button on the home page. There you will find short lessons on a variety of topics including using a PC, using a Mac, navigating websites, using Microsoft Word, and creating a resume, as well as several lessons in Spanish. 

We also offer book and online resources for using computers and software. Just ask us to help you find what you are looking for.