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.
  • In Youth there are 6 iPads in the Family Place and 6 in the Discovery Zone.
  • 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: Pay by Cash or Credit Card

  • Printers and printing costs:
  • Black/white: $.10/page
  • Duplex/two-sided black/white: $ .15/page
  • Color printer: $.25/page
  • Duplex/two-sided color: $ .40/page
  • Copiers and copy costs:
  • Black/white: $.10/page
  • Duplex/two-sided black/white: $ .15/page
  • Color printer: $.25/page
  • Duplex/two-sided color: $ .40/page

Fax or Scan on our SimpleScan

  • Our SimpleScan, located by the second floor copiers, can be used to scan or fax documents following the step-by-step directions on the touchscreen.
  • Scanned documents can be saved to a USB/flash drive, emailed, or printed. There is no charge for scans; the usual print charges apply to printed scans.
  • Faxes cost $0.50 per page within the US and Canada, and $1.00 per page Internationally, and can be paid by either cash or credit cards.
  • Faxes cannot be received at the Library.
  • For any additional information, please ask at the Public Service Desks.

Scan to USB or Email on our Copiers

    • 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: one
    • Microfiche/Microfilm Readers with Printers: one
    • The Friends of Library sells 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).