Computers & WiFi

Computers

  • Computers are available on the first and second floors; login with your library card number and last name. Guests without a library card can show photo ID to staff to obtain a guest pass.
    • The Children's section has 8 computers for children and for adults who are attending to their children in that area.
    • The first floor has 3 computers east of the Information Desk. You may use your cell phone at these computers.
    • The second floor has 23 computers, one at a stand-up station with a feeder scanner. Cell phones must be set to silent or vibrate on the second floor, and cell phone conversations are prohibited. If you need to use your cell phone while on the computer, please go to one of the three first floor computers.
  • Everyone has 3 hours per day to use the internet computers. You can log on as many times as you'd like; as soon as you reach 3 hours, however, you will no longer have access. If use is high and waiting patrons have made reservations, the time management system will not offer to extend your current session, but you still have all your remaining time to use over the course of the day. Individuals taking tests should speak to staff at the beginning of their session if they feel they will need special accommodation to finish without interruption.
  • Fines on your library account do not affect your ability to use the computers.
  • Staff will attempt to assist with software or hardware problems but are not experts on all types of software or hardware. Patrons are ultimately responsible for their own use of the computers and can use print and online tutorials, plus books from the collection, to learn how to use the computers.
  • Staff will monitor use of the computers to see that patrons are following the Library's Internet Policy and Security & Safety Policy.

Software

Software is listed at www.apl.org/software.

Printing

$0.15 per side for black and white (two-sided = $0.30/page), and $0.35 for color (two-sided = $0.70/page). Wireless printing is also available.

Scanner

A feeder scanner is located in front and slightly to the east of the Reference Desk on the second floor. This is a 30 minute stand-up station. Login with your own library card number. ID cards, etc., can be fed through the feeder scanner with a carrier sheet that is available at the Reference Desk. The scanner computer also has Adobe Acrobat 9 Standard edition.

WiFi

WIFi is free at the Library. By using WiFi at the library you agree that you are subject to our Internet Policy. Any device with WiFi capability should automatically detect the aplpublic signal. No password is required. Wireless access points are located throughout the building, although signal strength may vary. Our internet speed for WiFi and the internet computers is 100MB up and down.