Computer Access

Here at the Ainsworth Public Library, you can either use our computers or bring your own and connect through our free Wi-Fi.

The library maintains two computers for public access to the Internet for research, remote email and other purposes and another computer at the circulation desk for searching the online catalog. 

The public access computers are reserved in half hour increments. If you haven’t used the computer at the Ainsworth Public Library before, please review our computer guidelines below.

Wi-Fi 

Come by the Ainsworth Public Library at any time! Wi-Fi is available 24/7, inside or outside the building, using your personal electronic device.  Inside, you can sit in a comfy chair, spread out on a table, or work quietly in a study carrel.  Outside, you can sit in your vehicle or on the lawn (feel free to bring your own lawn chair).

Public Access Computer Guidelines

As a Public Service, the Ainsworth Public Library provides free public access to the Internet, according to the following policy:

  1. Ainsworth Public Library is available to all residents but we do ask those under the age of 16 bring in permission from a parent or guardian before using the Internet.
  2. Very young children often benefit from using the computer with a parent or older sibling to guide them.
  3. Please remember that Ainsworth Public Library does not control the information being accessed on the Internet.  Sites accessible via the Internet may contain material that is illegal, defamatory, inaccurate or potentially offensive to some people.
  4. Keep in mind you are in a library and the computer screen is visible to patrons of all ages using the library.  The Librarian reserves the right to request that computer users cease using websites that may be offensive to other library patrons, particularly those under the age of 18.
  5. The computer may be reserved in 30 minute time slots either in person or over the phone, up to one week in advance.  If nobody is waiting to get on, 30 minute time slots may be extended at the discretion of the librarian.
  6. In an effort to keep our library clean, we don’t allow food or drinks at the computer.
  7. Computer users may not make changes in the setup or configuration of our hardware or software.
  8. Patrons may print pages for $.15 per page.
  9. The user is solely responsible for her/his actions on the Internet (copyright laws, federal laws, etc.).  Misuse or abuses of the computer or Internet may, at the discretion of the librarian, result in suspension of Internet access privileges.

We appreciate your cooperation with these few rules.