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Computers and the Internet

Does the library have computers available for me to use?

Yes, computers with high-speed Internet access are available to our patrons. Our lab contains a number of Windows computers as well as an Apple iMacs. Microsoft Office is available on all of our PCs, and the iMac is equipped with Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements.

To use a computer, make a stop at the front desk first to scan your library card and sign in.

I don't have a card with the library, but I need to use the computer. What can I do?

If you don't have a library card with us, no problem—you're still welcome to use our computers. For one-time use you can sign in as a guest—ask how at the main desk. If you need to use the computer more often but aren't able to get a library card, you need a Computer User card. These cards only allow you to use the library's computer lab; you can't check out materials or log in to digital services. You can get a Computer User card at the main circulation desk.

How much does it cost to print from your computers?

For black & white printing, the cost is 20¢ per page; for color, the cost is 50¢ per page.

Pages are printed at the main circulation desk, and you can pay for your prints there. If you wish to use your own paper in our printers, we may be able to accommodate you, but you will still be charged the full price for the printouts. Be sure to double check and make sure you're printing only what you intend to print—you will be charged for however many pages end up being printed. Let a staff member know if you need assistance.

Does the library have wireless?

Yes! Free public wi-fi is available throughout the building. The library also provides wireless connectivity at the West Side Center in Medaryville. The name of the library's network is pcplwireless, and no password is required to connect. Our Wi-Fi is available 24/7, and it can be accessed from outside the building when the library is closed. Users of our wireless network are subject to the library's wireless policy.