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Computers

Click here to read the MPPL Internet Service policy

Available on the E-Nets:

  • Internet access
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Library subscription databases
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Paint
  • Magnifier
  • Notepad
  • Adobe Reader
  • Calculator
  • Floppy drives
  • CD-ROM drives
  • USB ports for flash drives
  • PowerDVD
  • The Library provides more than 50 e-Net computers for the public and 11 express (Internet only). Computers are available for adults, teens, and kids.
  • Kids computers also include two Young Explorer computers.
  • Several catalog-only computers are scattered throughout the Library for convenient searching of our collection.
  • Special research computers include one legal/government research, two business research, and two genealogy research computers.
  • We also provide a Large Text/Screenreader computer, loaded with the Zoom Text program.

To learn more about our Computer Equipment Policy & Guidelines for the Public click here.

Printing and Copies:

Printers and printing costs:
Black/white printer: $.10/page
Color printer: $.25/page
To print, you must use a copy card.
Copiers and copy costs:
Vend Card & Cash: $.10 for black/white, $.25 for color
Copy and printer card vending machines are located on the first and second floor. Get a card plus a $.50 value with a dollar. Machines accept $1, $5, $10, and $20 dollar bills. You may add money to existing copy cards.

Public Fax Machine

  • This machine is for SENDING faxes only. Faxes cannot be received at the Library.
  • The fee for domestic fax is $1.75 for the first page, and $1 for each additional page. For international fax, the fee is $3.95 for the first page and $3.45 for each additional page. Fees are set by the vendor providing the fax service, not the Library.
  • Only credit cards and debit cards (Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover, and Faxcash) may be used to pay for faxing.  Cash payments are not available with this service.
  • A receipt indicating that a fax has been sent will be generated by the fax machine.
  • For any additional information, please ask at the Information Desk.

Scan to USB or Email

    • Need an electronic copy (PDF or JPG) of a document or photo to send to someone by email or copy to your personal computer? Want to email a PDF of a document directly to yourself or someone else? No problem. All of the Library’s copiers now offer the option to scan to a USB flash drive or send a scan by email. And this service is offered free of charge.
    • To scan a document and save it on a USB, bring your own flash drive or purchase one at the Circulation Desk ($10 for 4GB).
    • To email a document that you have scanned, you just need to know the email address.
    • Instructions are posted on the copiers or you can ask for help from any of our staff.

Other equipment:

    • Typewriters: two
    • Microfiche/Microfilm Readers with Printers: two
    • The Friends of Library sells floppy disks, flash drives, and headphones at the Circulation Desk.
    • If you bring in your own equipment, the library provides outlets, desks, and WiFi (public wireless internet).