Computers & The Internet


Accessibility

JAWS (Job Access with Speech) is screen reading software for the visually impaired. This software "reads" the computer screen, converting written word into spoken word. JAWS is installed on PC 28 in the second floor computer lab at Collins Main Library and headphones are available for use with it. Staff is happy to assist patrons interested in using JAWS.

Internet and WiFi

Free internet access is available on public computers at the Main library and all branch libraries. Each library also offers free Wi-Fi.

Library card-holders may have multiple one-hour sessions. Library users without library cards may request a guest pass, good for two 1-hour sessions. Additional guest passes can be provided if needed.

Please read our Library Internet Safety Policy for a more complete policy and procedure. Also read Access to Electronic Information, Services, and Networks: an Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights.

Netbooks

Netbooks are available at all library locations and can be checked out for 3 hours for use within the library. A patron can only have 1 netbook checked out at a time. Netbooks do not include word processing software. Printing is not available from netbooks.

To check out a netbook patrons must be at least 18 years old. Patrons must present their library card and driver's license (or other state issued ID card with birth date). Library cards must be current and fine free.

Photocopying

Black and white and color copying available at all library locations. Copier can print from flash drive JPEG, PDF, and TIFF formats.

Printing

Black and white printing is available at ten cents a page. Library card holders receive ten free pages a day by signing on to public computers using their library card.

Scanning

Scanning available at all library locations.

Typewriters

Available at Collins Main Library, Dr. B.L. Perry, Jr. Branch, Jane G. Sauls Ft. Braden Branch, and Northeast Branch.