Public Computers & WiFi

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Public Computers & WiFi

All 19 Metropolitan Library System (MLS) locations offer public use computers equipped with Internet access, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.) and other productivity software, and access to the library's catalog and databases. There is no daily time limit on computer use.

An MLS library card is required to use a computer. Out of town guests may obtain a temporary "guest" card by presenting proper photo identification at the circulation desk.

You will be allowed to use the computer up to one hour for the first session of the day. The computer will allow you to stay on as long as nobody is waiting for the computer, asking you if you'd like to continue using the computer every 30 minutes. If at anytime there is a waiting list and you have used the computer for at least one hour, then at the next 30 minute interval, you will just need to sign up again at the Sign-up computer to be placed on the waiting list.

Computer Sign-up

  1. To reserve a computer, use your library card number and name at the Sign-up computer or sign in directly at a public computer if one is currently available.
  2. If you make a reservation at the sign-up computer, it will print out a receipt that lists the reserved computer number and your reservation time.
  3. At your designated computer, you will need to sign in with your card number.

Children's Computers

There are specially designated computers in the children's area that are ideal for children up to the 4th grade. These computers do not have access to the Internet. Instead they have educational games and Encarta Kids that help children learn skills such as reading, math, vocabulary, computer use and keyboarding.

WiFi

Customers using wireless devices may access our free WiFi network at any location. To access the WiFi network, you simply need a device equipped with a standard Internet browser and a WiFi compliant wireless network card.