Reserve and use a computer to search the web using a free, high speed internet connection.
About this Service
- This is a free service.
- A Library card or Guest Pass is required. Request a Guest Pass at the Reference Desk.
- To reserve an available computer, enter your library card number and PIN at the login screen. If you have not yet created a PIN or have forgotten it, ask staff or see the Encore Catalog User Guide for instructions on how to create/reset your PIN.
- If there are no available computers, scan your library card or guest pass at our automated computer Sign In Station located near the Reference Desk to be assigned the next available computer.
- Reservations are not accepted 15 minutes prior to closing.
- Sessions are scheduled at 30 minute intervals. If no one else is waiting, you may stay as long as you like.
- Sessions expire automatically 5 minutes before closing.
- Patrons using library services must comply with the Library’s Rules of Conduct and Internet Access & Use Policy.
- For more information contact the Reference Department or stop at the Reference Desk for assistance.
Locations & Hours
- Centerville Library: Service is available during regular business hours.
- Woodbourne Library: Service is available during regular business hours.
Is Internet Access Filtered?
- Yes. The Library uses filters to block websites with content legally defined as obscene or pornographic. Patrons should be sensitive to the fact that computer monitors may be viewable by library patrons of all ages. For more information on filtering, please read the Internet Access & Use Policy. Violation of this policy could result in suspension of internet and/or Library privileges.
- All Information Stations in the Children's Room have limited access to pre-defined, kid-friendly websites.
What Software is Available on the Information Stations?
- Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher & Access)
- Internet Explorer
- Adobe Reader
- IrfanView graphics viewer/editor
- Windows Media Player
- Browser plug-ins
- Adobe Flash
- Adobe Shockwave
Can I Listen to Web Content on the Information Stations?
Can I Save Files on Information Stations?
- If you wish to save your work, you must use your own USB flash drive. Flash drives can be purchased from the Checkout Desk. You are able to save work to the desktop temporarily, but information is removed after every session. There are various drives available to borrow if you have other storage devices.
May I View or Print Photos From a CD, CD-R, or DVD using your computers?
- You should be able to view and print photos from a CD, CD-R, or DVD.
- You will not be able to edit and save the photos back to the same disk as our computers do not have the capability to burn CDs or record DVDs.
Can I Play a DVD on Your Computers?
- Maybe. Many DVDs will play on library computers using VLC Media Player; however, DVDs that contain software that must be installed or programs to run will not work. See below.
Can I Connect My Device [camera, ipod, smartphone, mp3 player] to your Computer?
- You are allowed to connect devices such as MP3 players or digital cameras, but vendor software will not be installed. Devices must be capable of functioning independently in the Windows 10 environment. Functionality is not guaranteed, and only basic troubleshooting help is provided.
Can I Run a Program From a CD-ROM, Flash Drive or Anything Not Installed on Your PCs?
Can I Print From Your Computers?
- Yes. See our Printing Station Services for paper sizes and cost.
- The Library provides standard, white paper in letter and legal size.
- If you wish to print on special paper or labels, you must supply it. Call or stop by the Reference Desk to determine if the paper is suitable for use in our printers.
What if I Don't Know How to Use the Internet?
- Sign up for a beginners Tech class and you'll be surfing the web in no time! Need some personalized assistance? Use our Book a Librarian service.