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Marathon County Public Library

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Computers / Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)

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Public Computer Labs

  • All MCPL locations offer public computer labs with Internet access and productivity software.

  • Library card-holders may receive one hour of computer access per day – with additional time automatically granted in 30-minute increments (except during periods of high demand). Card-holders with $25 or more in fines will be unable to access the computers.

  • Visitors with acceptable identification are entitled to a single-use guest pass for up to two hours of computer access.

  • Black and white printing is 10 cents per one-sided page. You must pre-pay at the desk before printing.

  • Headphones should be used to avoid disturbing other patrons.

  • During peak usage or to ensure access to a particular computer, patrons may wish to reserve a computer with the assistance of library staff.

  • Computer usage is subject to the library's Computer and Internet Access and Use policy.

Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi)

All MCPL locations offer wireless Internet service; just look for the network named "LibraryGuest" (or "LibraryGuest-Wausau" at MCPL Wausau). 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.

Electronic Devices

Laptops and tablets are available for two-hour, in-house checkout according to the library's Laptop/Tablet Checkout Policy & Patron Agreement at all MCPL locations.

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.

Technology Assistance

Are you having a little trouble navigating your new smartphone, tablet or laptop? Or would you like to get better acquainted with e-books, productivity software, or the library's online resources? Let an MCPL staff member give you one-on-one help during Tech Time!

Computer Classes

From time to time, the library schedules 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 technology events webpage.

MCPL On-site Computers and Technology