Public Computers

Public Computers at the Library

Public Computers

36 public workstations are available for library cardholders and library guests.

Use your library card and password to access public computers in the Tech Center, Children’s Library, and on the second floor near the Reference Desk.

Temporary guest passes are available for visitors without library cards and are good for one day of use. Get a guest pass from the Circulation Desk on the first floor or from the Reference Desk on the second floor.

All workstations offer:

  • Microsoft Office 2013
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Publisher
    • Access
  • Basic photo editing software
  • lynda.com online learning (also available from home)
  • *Ancestry.com
  • *The Manhattan Mercury online edition
  • * The New York Times online edition (NEW)
  • Common Access Card (CAC) readers also available

*Some online resources are only available inside the library.

Other Services

Other Services

Children’s Computers: Twelve touchsceen computers featuring age-appropriate games and resources are available in the Children’s Library.

Wi-Fi: Available inside the library or at four Community Wi-Fi Hotspots.

Printing: Charged per page for color or b+w printing.

Express Computers: 15-minute session can be accessed once per day with or without a library card.

Scanning: High quality flatbed scanner located near the Circulation Desk on the first floor. Save scans to a flash drive or email the files for free.

Fax:  Fax documents to local, long distance, or international numbers for a charge per page. Find the fax machine near the Circulation Desk on the first floor. The library cannot receive public faxes.

Digital Microfilm Workstations:  Browse archived issues of The Manhattan Mercury beginning in 1859, or scan your own microfilm or microfiche. Save or print the articles you need.

Public Law Computer: Access the Lexis law database courtesy of the Riley County Bar Association.