The library uses an automated self-service system to manage access to the public computers. The system requires use of your library card number as a means of reserving a computer session for you. It also counts and times your sessions on the computer. Please remember to bring your library card. Each cardholder may use the computer for 3 one hour sessions per day. You may print from the workstations at the cost of 10 cents per page (black and white). You may also save files to a flash drive.
Non-cardholders may purchase a guest pass for $1.00 which is valid for 3 one hour sessions per day. The pass is good for one week providing you keep the receipt.
Read our Computer Use Guidelines for further information.
Librarians are not available to provide detailed on-demand computer instruction. Computer novices should bring someone with them for assistance or should sign up for scheduled classes provided by the library. Please note the following ways that our staff can and cannot help by reading the Computer Assistance Policy.
All branches provide Microsoft Office Professional Edition which includes MS Word, Excel, Access, and Publisher.
All branches provide free Internet access. Everyone using the Internet must abide by the Internet Use Policy. Children aged 11 and under must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. Children at the Main Library, Fletcher, Etowah, and Edneyville must use a computer designated for children. Please also take time to read the Internet Safety Policy.
Wireless Internet Access
All branches provide free unlimited wireless Internet access during normal hours of operation. For further information please read the Wireless Access Policy.
The library offers an array of computer classes for the both the novice and the advanced computer user. Please check our Computer Classes page for the upcoming schedule and class descriptions.