Computers & WiFi

The library provides:
  • 13 adult stations
  • 4 young adult stations
  • 9 catalog stations
  • 5 children’s stations (two internet and three game stations)
Our computer stations can be used up to a total of 2 hours per day. Many of the computers can be reserved up to one week in advance if necessary. Please call us or check with the reference desk to make a computer station reservation. Computers can also be reserved to proctor online tests. For best results, bring your library card. Those without library cards may ask staff for a guest pass, good for up to 1 hour of computer time per day.

Computer Features

All computer workstations have access to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access) and Internet access.
Laptop User

The two children’s internet stations in the children’s room have filtered internet access. Selective filtering is also enabled for the two young adult area computers. Adult computers are unfiltered.

All computers in the library provide access to online databases that contain the full text of magazines, newspapers, and journals to which the library subscribes.

Computer Reservations

Computer reservations are fast and easy. We have 19 computers available to the public, and there are usually open computers at any time of the day. All computers have internet access, common office software, and the ability to print from a black and white or color printer. Prints cost 10 cents per side for black and white, 20 cents per side for color.

Reservations can be made at the library, or by phone during open hours at 503-682-2744. The computer sessions are regulated by software. With your library card, you can use the computers for at least one hour and usually up to two hours per day. If you do not have a library card, please ask staff for a guest pass (good for 1 hour per day).

Free Wi-Fi

The library provides free wireless service during open hours. If your laptop has a wireless card, you should be able to receive our wireless signal within the building without connectivity problems. If you have any problems with wireless networking, please ask a staff member.

We also offer free one-on-one computer lessons for those wanting to learn.