Use a Public Library Computer

LOGGING ON WITH YOUR LIBRARY CARD (Good for two sessions per day of up to 60 minutes)

  • Locate an available computer.
  • Move the mouse or press a key to bring up the grey starting screen.
  • Click on the green Available link to get to the login dialog box.
  • In the login box, type in your 14 digit library card number and your pin.
  • Click on “login.”
  • If you are unable to log in, bring your card to the Ask a Librarian desk for assistance.

LOGGING ON WITH YOUR GUEST PASS (Good for one session per day of up to 60 minutes)

  • Locate an available computer.
  • Move the mouse or press a key to bring up the starting screen.
  • Click on the green Available link to get to the login dialog box.
  • In the login box, instead of the 14-digit library card number, type in the letters & numbers printed on your guest pass. You will not need to type in a pin number.
  • Click on OK.

SAVING & DOWNLOADING

  • All computers have USB ports and accept flash drives.
  • Documents can be uploaded from the computer CD drives, but not downloaded to the CD drive.
  • Staff at the Ask a Librarian desk are available to help with questions about saving files.

The Library, Library staff and Library volunteers are not responsible for loss or corruption of data.

WIRELESS ACCESS/LAPTOPS

  • Prescott Public Library provides free WiFi throughout the building and parts of the grounds.
  • The wireless network is “PPL.”
  • Electrical outlets are available in most areas of the library.
  • With your own laptop, there is no time limit.
  • Library card holders with a valid photo id can check out a library wireless laptop from the Ask a Librarian desk for 2 hours, with 60 minutes of Internet access for each session.
  • Laptops can not be checked out with temporary cards.

PRINTING

  • All the public computers on the main level print to a central laser printer, located in the main public computer area; children’s computers have their own printer.
  • Black and white printing costs 10¢ per page;  color printing costs 50¢ per page.
  • When printing from Word, start print jobs by clicking on the colored circle with 4 boxes in the upper left corner of the tool bar. For other print jobs click File on the upper left hand corner, and then select Print.
  • Print Preview will show everything included in the print job and can be used to select certain pages to print.
  • Once you enter the print command, you will be shown the amount of your print job. Click OK. Note your PC number and current time.
  • Go to the Print Station, and look for your PC number and the time you sent the job to print on the computer screen to the left of the printer.
  • Single-Click on your print job.
  • Single-Click on the Print button at the top left corner of the screen.
  • Single-Click on Pay From Vending Device.
  • Insert money into the coin box; it will make change and accepts coins, $1 and $5 bills; you can also get change at the Check Out Desk.
  • Click on OK again, then collect your print job from the printer.

Need Help? Come to the Ask a Librarian Desk!