Computers & The Internet

Free public-use computers are available at every Library location.

Accessibility

JAWS (Job Access with Speech), for the visually impaired, is available at the Leon County Main Library. JAWS "reads" written word on the screen, converting it to spoken word. Ask for PC 28 on the second floor. A high visibility keyboard and headphones are available with this computer. Staff is happy to assist patrons interested in using JAWS.

Chargers for Phones and Tablets

Chargers for phones and tablets are available at all library locations and can be checked out for 4 hours for use within the library. A patron can only have 1 charger checked out at a time.

To check out a charger, 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.

Disc Readers

Disc Readers 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 disc reader checked out at a time.

To check out a disc reader, 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.

Internet and WiFi

Free internet access is available on public computers at the Leon County 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 may be provided.

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.

Laptops

Laptops 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 laptop checked out at a time.

To check out a laptop, patrons must be at least 16 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.

Mobile Hotspots

A statement of need must be signed at checkout as a requirement of the FCC's Emergency Connectivity Fund.

Hotspot holds must be checked out by patron who placed hold. Patrons may not pick up hotspots for other patrons.

Checkout period is 3 weeks. No renewals.

Library Card must be in good standing.

1 (one) mobile hotspot per library cardholder.

Can be picked up from all library locations.

Replacement fee is $200. Replacement parts fee varies per part.

Mobile Printing

Mobile printing is available at all library locations.

Upload documents to print to the Library's mobile printing website, then visit any Library location to print from a Library print release station.

8.5" x 11" black and white single-sided printing is available for uploaded documents at ten cents a page. Library cardholders receive ten free pages a day.

Instructions for mobile printing here.

Printing

8.5" x 11" black and white single-sided printing from library computers is available at ten cents a page, cash only. Library cardholders receive ten free pages a day by signing on to public computers using their library card.  

Mobile printing is available at all library locations.

Upload documents to print to the Library's mobile printing website, then visit any Library location to print from a Library print release station.

8.5" x 11" black and white single-sided printing is available for uploaded documents at ten cents a page. Library cardholders receive ten free pages a day.

Instructions for mobile printing here.

Photocopying and Color Printing

Coin-operated copiers that can scan to a flash drive, offer color printing, black and white printing, photocopying, double-sided printing, and printing on paper with sizing 8.5” x 14” and 11”x17” are available at all library locations.

Copiers can also print JPEG, PDF, and TIFF files using a flash drive.

Scanning

Coin-operated scanning to flash drive is available at all library locations.

Typewriters

Available at the Leon County Main Library and the Northeast Branch.