Computers

Computer Instruction

The library provides classes and tutorials to help you with technology. See our monthly schedule for the current roster of classes.

Internet Access

Each time you use our Internet, you are agreeing to the library's Internet Use Policy and Guidelines. The library reserves the right to halt inappropriate use of the computers.

12 adult computers, and 10 young adult (YA) computers, are located on the first floor and six are located in the Children's Room. Users may sign-up for one hour per day per person. Patrons must be in the sixth grade or above to sign up for the Adult and YA computers. Temporary guest cards are issued to visitors. Others must use their own library card to log-in to the computer.

Two computers near the Circulation desk are available to search the web-based catalog. These do not require a library card to access. Wireless is accessible on the first floor of the library.

On the second floor, there is one word processing computer for which users may sign up for up to 2 hours per day.

Software

All computers have Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007suite installed. The suite includes Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word. Patrons are not allowed to install additional software because of security policies.

Computer #4, at the Information Desk, is equipped with a scanner and has the following software: LawDesk:Code of Massachusetts Regulations; Massachusetts Vital Records up to 1850; MassCHIP

Online Databases

The Library has many online databases for research use. They are available on all computers. These databases include EBSCO,Learn-A-Test, InfoTrac Basic, Electric Library, Grolier Online and genealogy databases. Patrons also have access to these databases from home.

Young Adults

Internet PCs in the Young Adult area are reserved for young adults, and are only accessible when there is a librarian assigned to that area.

Children's Room

Six PCs are available for children in grades five and under. Four PCs have internet access, and the other two allow kids to play JumpStart CD-ROMs or RollerCoaster Tycoon. Please sign up with the Children's Room at extension 29.

Library Branches

Each branch has Internet access. Please call for more details.

South: 978-531-3380; West: 978-535-3354.

Printing: 10 cents per page for black and white; 25 cents per page for color.

Diskettes: 50 cents, USBs $10.00

Policies are subject to change.