36 Public Workstations
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 most service desks.
- Microsoft Office 2013
- Basic photo editing software
- Lynda.com online learning (also available from home)
- Assorted online newspapers
- Common Access Card (CAC) readers also available
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.
- Adobe Premiere Pro
- After Effects
- Acrobat Pro
- Adobe Audition
- Character Animator
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.
Scanning: High-quality flatbed scanner located in the Technology Center 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 in the Technology Center, located 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 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.