Public Computers

Public Computers

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36 Public Workstations

hand clicking a computer mouse

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

The Tech Center is a quiet space. For group work, please use one of the computers on the second floor.

Temporary guest passes, good for one day of use, are available from the Circulation Desk or the Reference Desk.

Software:

  • Microsoft Office 2013
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Publisher
    • Access
  • Basic photo editing software
  • Lynda.com online learning (also available from home)
  • Ancestry
  • Assorted online newspapers
  • Common Access Card (CAC) readers also available

Creation Station

close up photo of a woman's eyes and painted face

The library now offers a dedicated workstation which will allow people to retouch photographs, edit movies, design logos, and use all of the software available from the Adobe Creative Cloud.

To use the equipment, visitors can simply sign in at the service desk in the library’s Technology Center, located at 629 Poyntz Avenue on the first floor. Check in with the desk staff to get a unique username and password, which will allow four hours of use.

Training programs to learn the software are also available at the workstation, by logging on to lynda.com, another service provided for free through Manhattan Public Library.

Apps Available:

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Lightroom
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • After Effects
  • Acrobat Pro
  • Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Audition
  • InCopy
  • Character Animator

Other Services

Children’s Computers: Twelve touchscreen 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. Scans can be saved to a flash drive or emailed 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 Manhattan newspapers 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.

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