Why are there time and print management programs?
In the interest of fair use of the library by all, installing the programs will mean everyone will have a chance to use the PCs and everyone will pay for printouts.
What time do the public computers shut down at the end of the day?
All public computers in the building shut down 10 minutes before closing. A timer at the bottom of the screen should tell you how many minutes you have remaining.
Is there a limit as to how long I can use a library computer?
As long as the library is open (and it is not 10 minutes before closing), you can use your Minuteman library card to log into and use one of our computers. Each session goes for up to 120 minutes at a time, and time extensions are possible (or you can log in again).
Reserving a PC
Can I reserve a computer by asking a librarian?
Yes! To reserve a PC please see a reference librarian at one of our public service desks.
How does the printing system work?
Black and white prints cost $0.15 per printed page. Color prints cost $0.25 per printed page.
You will need to enter a User ID (can be anything you choose) to send a document to the printer. You will use this ID to select your print job at the kiosk.
Select your print job then and click on the Print icon.
Next, click Pay From Vending Machine. You can now insert your payment into the payment machine.
What if I print something by accident? Do I still have to pay for it?
You choose to release a job at a printing station. You will pay before you release a job, so if you do not release it, there is no charge. If you want a print job canceled, please check with the librarian on duty near the station.
Can I use my own paper for printing?
No, only paper provided by the library can be used in the printers.
Does the library have a photocopy machine?
Yes, the library has two photocopy machines available for public use. One is located in the main lobby on the first floor. The other is on the second floor across from the main stair case.
What coins or bills are accepted at the printing/copying stations?
Printing/copying stations accept nickels, dimes, quarters, one-dollar bills and five-dollar bills.
Locking the PC
What if someone takes over the computer if I walk away for a moment?
Whatever the reason may be (bathroom break, snack, searching for a book, etc); patrons have the ability to lock their reserved computer with a password for up to 15 minutes. If it's locked, no one but that patron can unlock it. However, after 15 minutes, the computer will unlock itself and become available for the next patron to use. We're not responsible for personal belongings, so please don't leave things behind.