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Computers at Central

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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.


All computers have Microsoft Office and usage is limited to 3 hours per day.

  • Monday–Thursday: 9am-8:45pm
  • Friday: 9am-5:45pm
  • Saturday: 9am-4:45pm 
  • Sunday: 1-4:45pm (check Locations page for Sunday hours)

Library computers are available on a first come, first served basis.

Patrons with Young Children

Computers are available in the Youth area (lower level).


Printing is available for a fee:

  • Black-and-white prints: .10 per page
  • Color prints: .50 per page


Scanning is available at this location by:

  • Using a flatbed scanner at the public computing stations
  • Scanning to a flash/thumb drive using the photocopier


Photocopying is available for a fee (1st and 2nd floors):

  • Black-and-white copies: .10 per page


Free public faxing is available at Central Library's 2nd floor Print/Copy Desk.

Wireless Information

No security code is required for the unsecured wireless network.


General questions: 608-266-6300
Bubbler: 608-266-5975
Circulation: 608-266-6357
Meeting Rooms: 608-266-6363 (M-F 9-4:30)
Reference: 608-266-6350
Tours: 608-266-4953
Youth Services: 608-266-6345
see all admin contacts


Michael Spelman
Supervisor, Central Library Public Services