Public Computers

* Please note that computer access may be limited during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The library offers a variety of public computing and technology resources, including:

  • Multiple public access computers with Internet access, Microsoft Office software, and USB connectivity
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Color and black & white printing
  • Online catalog / reference stations

Using the Public Computers

Our public computers are provided on a first-come, first served basis, and check out for a time period of one hour. If no patrons are waiting for computers, your time might automatically be extended, up to a maximum total of two hours per day. Your computer will automatically reboot when your time is up, at closing time, or if the computer detects a period of no activity. Please pay attention to warning messages and save your work frequently! Our complete Internet and Computer Use Policy is also available.

Our library uses the Pharos SignUp system for public computer management. This system ensures fair computer access to all of our patrons. Please note that the use of another patron’s account information to access the public computer stations may result in the suspension of computer privileges for one or both of the patrons in question.


Library computer stations run Windows 10. Software availble for public use includes:

  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Microsoft Office 2013 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher)
  • Calculator

Patrons may not install software on the public computer stations. Any operations which require administrator privileges will not work.

Patrons may use their own headphones with the public computers. Earbud style headphones are usually available to purchase for $1 at the circulation desk.

Memory Cards

The library does not provide memory card readers. Patrons may bring in their own USB card reader to plug into the public computer station they are using.

USB Devices

USB access is available on the public computer stations. Although we cannot guarantee that every device will work, Windows should recognize most digital cameras, flash drives, and other storage media. For your convenience, a USB extension cable is provided on the counter top at each station (if you cannot find the cable, please ask for assistance).

USB charging cables for USB-C, USB-D, and Lightning devices may be checked out from the circulation desk. We can also charge your device while you visit the library.