Computers and Internet

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.

If you do not have your card, or you are a visitor not eligible for a card, the staff can make you a reservation in your name if you present a valid picture ID, such as a driver’s license.

Staff will not look up library card numbers. If you have no library card and no picture ID you will not be able to use a computer. Proper identification is required in order to ensure that everyone has the same access. You may use the computers for two sessions per day. More information can be found in our brochure Using the Library Computers.

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.

Software Applications
All branches provide Microsoft Office Professional Edition which includes MS Word, Excel, Access, and Publisher.

Internet
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.

Computer Classes
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.

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