Service Availability

This service's availability may be affected by social distancing and other guidelines from Public Health Madison & Dane County. Please see our Current Availability of Library Services page for library news and updates.

Back to top

Computers at Alicia Ashman

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


Due to COVID-19, this location can only provide limited computer access. See section on Library Computers & COVID-19 Safety below.

All computers have Microsoft Office with the sit down time limit of 1 hour. 

  • Monday - Friday, 10am-5:30pm

Most computers are available by appointment only - 1 appointment per day, 3 appointments per week.. See Internet and Computer Access page for information about making reservations or call 608-266-6300.

This location does offer one computer workstation - with a sit down time limit of 1 hour - that cannot be reserved in advance, and is available for walk-up access only - no appointment necessary; first come, first served. Patrons may alert staff at the front entrance to inquire about availability.

Patrons with Young Children

This location has a room or area that is equipped with a computer that can only be reserved for patrons with young children. Please call our Library Telephone Service, 608-266-6300 for availability.


During the current phase of reopening, printing is free of charge for…

  • Black-and-white prints - up to 25 pages
  • Color prints - up to 10 pages


Scanning is available at this location by…

  • Travel scanner (located at the Reference Desk)


Check with staff about using photocopier.

Wireless Information

No security code is required for the unsecured wireless network.


Library Computers & COVID-19 Safety

Cleaning and Public Health

All staff working library computers receive training and the personal protective equipment necessary to keep themselves, other staff, and the public safe. All employees wear face coverings and practice social distancing according to City of Madison policy and Dane County Public Health Guidelines.

Guidelines for Safe Computer Use

  • All of the building doors remain locked. Staff will admit patrons with computer appointments for their appointed time slot.
  • Patrons are required to wear appropriate face coverings at all times. A face mask will be available for those who need one upon entering. [See Madison and Dane County Public Health requirements on Masks/ Face Coverings]
  • Hand sanitizer is available.
  • Patrons are only allowed in the computer area, restrooms, and the stanchioned/taped walkways leading between these areas.
  • Food is not allowed. Bubblers/drinking fountains are not operational. Bottled water may be available by request.
  • Computers do not come with headphones. Patrons are welcome to bring their own. Staff may be able to provide earbuds.