Computers / Internet
Public Computer Labs
All MCPL locations offer public computer labs with Windows 7, Internet access and Microsoft Office. Patrons may use these computers for up to two hours per day, although extensions may be possible at staff discretion. Computer usage is subject to the library's Computer and Internet Access and Use policy. Headphones should be used to avoid disturbing other patrons. Black and white printing is 10 cents per page. During peak usage or to ensure access to a particular computer, patrons may wish to reserve a computer.
Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi)
All MCPL locations offer wireless Internet service; just look for the network named "LibraryGuest." Patrons must agree to the library's Computer and Internet Access and Use policy before full network access is granted. Printing to library printers from the wireless network is not possible at this time. If you experience difficulty connecting to the network, library staff can suggest common solutions, but they cannot extensively troubleshoot, reconfigure or repair your device.
Laptops, Tablets and E-readers
Laptops and tablets and available for two-hour, in-house checkout according to the library's Laptop/Tablet Checkout Policy & Patron Agreement. Laptops are available at all MCPL locations; tablets are available at MCPL Wausau only.
E-readers are available for 14-day checkout according to the library's E-Reader Checkout Policy and Patron Agreement. They may be requested for pickup at any MCPL location.
To learn more, view our Electronic Devices webpage.
From time to time, the library basic computer and technology classes for adults, special presentations on technology-related topics, and technology-themed events for children. For upcoming events of this type, check out the library's techolocy events webpage.