Computers

We provide computers with internet access and Microsoft Office programs for word processing, spreadsheets and other projects such as presentations and publications.

A staff member is available to assist you with your basic computing needs and the library’s equipment in the public computer area.

Read our Acceptable Use for Computers and Internet Access.

Who May Use the Public Computers

The public computers are available to all adult library card holders. Juvenile card holders may use the library’s public computers unless their parents or guardians have opted them out of this privilege.

Non-card holders may check out a guest pass if they are 18 years of age or older and have valid photo ID.

Logging in to a Public Computer

Log in with your library card number and PIN. Once you agree to the Acceptable Use for Computers and Internet Access that displays, your session will begin. 

Hours and Time Limits

The public computers are available during all hours that the library is open except for the last 20 minutes before closing. You may use a computer for at least an hour per session. You may extend your session’s time if no one else has reserved the computer. [During the COVID-19 phased reopening, please see our COVID-19 Update page for the most current information about hours and time limits.]

If you have a special circumstance that requires a longer use of a computer, such as an online timed test, please speak with the staff member on duty before starting the computer session.

Reserving a Computer

You do not need a reservation to use a public computer—you can simply go to a computer not in use and log in. If you wish to reserve a computer ahead of time, you may do so in one of three ways:

  1. Use the self-reservation station located at the Computer Help Desk. Staff will be happy to assist you with placing a reservation.
  2. Call the library at 859-885-3523 and ask to speak with the Computer Help Desk staff member. Please have your library card and PIN ready.

You may make reservations for one hour at a time. You may extend your session at the end of that hour if no one else has reserved the computer you are using.

Printing

Printing from the public computers or wirelessly from any customer owned device is $0.10 per page for black and white and $0.35 per page for color.

Assistive Technology

The library offers some assistive technology to those using the public computers, including:

  • Large track ball mice
  • Large print keyboards
  • Screen text enlargement software
  • An adjustable desk that may be reserved in advance

If you have questions, please call 859-885-3523 or email us at [email protected].