Computers

Due to the library reopening in stages, PC usage is limited. A limited number of PCs, the Fax-24 machine, and four copier/printer/scanners are available. Please note the following restrictions and limitations:

  • Patrons must agree to abide by all library policies including its computing resources policies and public health and safety protocols: remain 6 feet away from other people, wear a mask, and don’t come if you feel ill. Patrons who refuse to comply with library policies will be asked to leave.

  • PC sessions are limited to an hour.

  • Due to social distancing restrictions, PC and equipment users are highly discouraged from bringing guests.
  • If you intend to print or copy and do not have a copy card, please bring $1 bills to purchase one and/or add value.

  • USB drives and earphones will not be available for purchase. If needed, please bring with you.

 

All computing at CPL is subject to our Computing Resources Policy.

Internet Access

Free Wi-Fi, internet jacks, electrical outlets, and USB charging outlets are available throughout the building. Internet connections provided by the library are unsecured and unencrypted; use at your own risk. Use of our Wi-Fi implies your acceptance of the Acceptable Use provisions of our Computing Resources Policy when you connect to the cpl network. Access to this wireless network is available from our parking lot until 11pm.

Copiers and Printers

A copy card is necessary for printing and copying. The reusable card costs $1.00 and has 50¢ of credit to start out. You can recharge the card with $1 bills. Prints and copies have the same per-side pricing:

  • Black&White 8.5x11|14 for 10¢
  • Color 8.5x11|14 for 50¢

If you need to print while using your laptop or mobile device (within the library, your home, or any other remote location), you should use our wireless printing service. Your print job will stay in the queue until the close of business the day it is sent, waiting for you to release your print request at any of our five high-quality printers.

Public Computers

CPL has nearly 110 computers for public use. We also offer computer classes throughout the year. Public computers are filtered per Michigan State law. Please note:

  • The Lab is restricted to 18-years-and-older by law because it provides unfiltered web access on 10 machines
  • Public computers will only store your working files until the end of the day. Be sure to save your files to a USB flash drive or web storage
  • For your protection, the ability to install new programs on public computers has been disabled
* denotes unfiltered Internet access.
Portable floppy and CD/DVD drives are available to patrons from the information desk.
Resources Children's PC (30) Teen Place PC (12) The Lab PC (10) Web Express PC (41) Web OPAC (21)
Internet yes yes yes* yes yes
Printing yes yes yes yes yes
CD (Read) no no no yes no
Word yes yes yes yes no
Excel yes yes yes yes no
Powerpoint yes yes yes yes no
Photo Editor yes yes yes yes no
Windows Media Player yes yes yes yes no
USB Flash Drive yes yes yes yes no
Access yes yes yes yes no
Publisher yes yes yes yes no

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