Public Computers and Wi-Fi

Computer Labs

The library has 15 public computers for adults, 4 public computers for tweens, and 3 public computers for teens. Patrons are allowed one 90-minute session each day. Printing is 10 cents per page for black and white, and 25 cents per page for color. You must have a library card in good standing to log on to the computers. Out-of-town visitors may obtain a guest pass for one 60-minute session daily. All computer users are expected to comply with our Computer Use Policy.

Headphones and media card readers are available for check-out. These are for in-library use only.

Wireless printing is available for laptop users running Mac OS X or Windows.

Our Public PCs are equipped as follows:

OPERATING SYSTEM
Windows 7 w/ SP1

INSTALLED SOFTWARE
Microsoft Word 2013 (Word Processing)
Microsoft Excel 2013 (Spreadsheets)
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (Presentations)
Microsoft Access 2013 (Database)
Microsoft Publisher 2013 (Desktop Publishing)
Google Chrome (Web broweser)
Internet Explorer (Web browser)
Firefox (Web browser)
Windows Media Player (music / video player)
Paint.NET (Photo/Graphics tool)
Photoscape (Photo/Graphics tool)

ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS
Adobe Reader
Adobe Flash
Adobe Shockwave
Quicktime Player
Java

Wireless

The West Linn Public Library offers wireless access building-wide. Access is free and no passwords are required. Users of our wireless access must conform to our Internet Rules Policy as posted in the Reference area.

We encourage users to take precautions when using any public hotspot, as wireless access is accessible and open to anyone in the library. This means your transmissions may not be secure. Virus and security protection is the responsibility of the patron.

In order to use our wireless access point, your laptop or other device must conform to the "802.11b" or "802.11g" standard. Most wireless enabled laptops come automatically configured to pick up the wireless signal and you won't need to change any settings. You are responsible for knowing how to configure your own equipment. The library is not responsible for any changes you make to your computer's setting, and we do not guarantee your hardware will be compatible with our wireless network.

Check that the network settings for your card are set to "obtain an IP address automatically." Make sure the link quality and signal strength are "good". If you aren't getting good reception, move to another location.

Parents are responsible for supervision of their children's Internet sessions.