Computers at Central

Reserve a PC

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This page only has information about computer access specific to Central Library. For general information, including your rights as a computer user, please see the main Internet and Computer Access page.

Machines and Time Limits


43 PCs

2 Macs

15 Laptops for Checkout

7 iPads for Checkout
Wireless access via the City of Madison is available throughout the building at speeds of up to 1000 MB-just log on to Library-Wireless. Wireless printing coming soon!

PCs

There are 21 PCs on the first floor (including one in the Teen area). 5 are 30-minute express stations and cannot be reserved. 15 are reservable for up to two hours.

There are 22 PCs on the second floor. 21 of them are reservable for up to two hours. One of them has a flatbed scanner that can be reserved for up to 60 minutes.

Copies are $0.10 for b&w, $0.50 for color. You are limited to two hours on PCs each day.

PCs shut off automatically 10 minutes before closing.

Macs

2 Macs are available on the second floor. You must sign up at the print/copy desk to use them.

Copies are $0.10 for b&w, $0.50 for color. Your time on the Mac doesn't count against your PC time limit.

Coming soon: The Media Lab will feature additional Macs with Adobe Creative Suite.

Macs shut off automatically 10 minutes before closing.

Laptops

There are 15 laptops available to check out and use inside the library. You must be 18 years old and have had a valid South Central Library System card in good standing (less than $20 in fines and nothing more than 30 days overdue) for at least 30 days. Laptops are not lent to those with Internet/Web only cards. Headphones and mice are also available.

Laptops must be returned no later than 30 minutes before closing.

iPads

There are 7 iPads available to check out and use inside the library. You must be 18 years old and have had a valid South Central Library System card in good standing (less than $20 in fines and nothing more than 30 days overdue) for at least 30 days. iPads are not lent to those with Internet/Web only cards.

If there's an app you think we should have, please let us know!

iPads must be returned no later than 30 minutes before closing.

There are also 2 iPads near the first floor cafe that are attached to the counter. They have limited Internet access.

There are 5 iPads in Youth Services that are attached to the counter. They have games only and no Internet access.

There are 6 iPads in the Teen Area that are attached to the counter. They have games and limited Internet access.