Public Computers

Public Workstations Available

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

Temporary guest passes, good for one day of use, are available from most service desks.


  • Microsoft Office 2019
    • 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 are also available

Other Services

Children’s Computers: Six 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 is also available.

Scanning: High-quality flatbed scanner located near the Reference Desk on the second 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 Reference Desk, located on the second 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.