Public Computers

About Public Computers

  • The Library provides public computers for internet access, word processing, email, reference and educational purposes.
    • Computers are available in the Main Library, Children's Library, and Genealogy Room.
    • You will need your SAILS library card in order to use a Library computer.  You must use your own library card.
    • Visitors may obtain a guest pass at the main desk.  You must be over 16, or accompanied by a parent or guardian, in order to get a guest pass.
    • Computers may be used for up to 4 hours per day.  Additional time may be granted at the discretion of the Librarian.
    • There is no charge for computer use, however, printouts from all library computers cost 10¢ per page for black and white and 50¢ for color.
    • Public computers are for use by one person ONLY. Persons wishing to share a computer must obtain permission in advance from the main desk. Users sharing a computer or laptop must both be older than 18, have internet permission, or be a child accompanied by a parent or guardian.
    • Computers MUST be used in accordance with the Library's Technology Use Policy and applicable Federal and State laws.

Using Public Computers

  • In order to use a Library computer you must log in using your Library Card number and PIN. (Your PIN will be the last four digits of your phone number unless you have changed it.)
  • Due to privacy rules we can not tell you your Card number, however; if you have forgotten or are uncertain of your PIN please check at the Library desk.
    • Choose any available computer, move the mouse, and click on the word Available. (If you see the word Reserved choose another computer or make a reservation (see a staff member if you're unsure of how to do this).
    • Enter your Library Card number and PIN where indicated.
    • Accept the Acceptable Use policy when prompted (you must accept in order to use the computer).
    • Log off your computer when finished by clicking on the End Session button. This protects your privacy, makes the computer quickly available for the next user, and enables you to log in to a session on another computer.
    • Computers left unused for more than fifteen minutes will automatically end their users session.