Public Computers

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, library services may differ from this page. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 information page.

36 Public Workstations

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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
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Publisher
    • Access
  • Basic photo editing software
  • LinkedIn Learning online learning (also available from home)
  • Ancestry
  • Assorted online newspapers
  • Common Access Card (CAC) readers also available

Creation Station

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The library offers a dedicated workstation that 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.

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 both inside and outside the library.

Printing: Charged per page for color or monochrome printing. Mobile printing also available.

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 Manhattan newspaper issues beginning in 1859 or scan your microfilm or microfiche. Save or print the articles you need.

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


Library Update

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