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.

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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.

Machines and Time Limits

10 total public computers, all with Microsoft Office and CD burners:

  • 2 are 30-minute express computers (1 has a scanner attached)
  • 7 are 2-hour computers with a 120-minute per day limit (check with staff if you need more time, but note that this is only possible in short increments as demand allows)
  • 1 is a "no-internet" computer with Microsoft Office 2007 and printing capability (no time limit, but inquire at the desk for availability)

Wireless Information

No security code is required for the unsecured wireless network.

Ask staff if you need to plug in your computer.

Library Computers & COVID-19 Safety


All staff working the service 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.

There is a 30-minute gap between computer appointments where staff sanitize public computer stations.


All of the building doors remain locked. Staff will admit patrons with computer appointments for their appointed time slot.

Patrons with computer appointments are allowed in the computer area, restrooms, and the stanchioned/taped walkways leading between these areas during their time slot.

Patrons are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings. Face masks are available for those that don't have their own.

Bubblers / drinking fountains are not available. Bottles of water are available by request.