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 Lakeview

This page only has information about computer access specific to Lakeview 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 2 hours. 

  • Monday - Friday, 10am-7:45pm
  • Saturday, 9am-4:45pm
  • Sunday, 1pm-4:45pm

Library computers are available on a first come, first served. See Internet and Computer Access page for information about making reservations or call 608-246-4547.

This location also offers one express computer workstation that cannot be reserved in advance and is held aside for walk-up access only. There is a sit down time limit of 30 minutes - no appointment necessary; first come, first served.

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, 608-246-4547 for availability.


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…

  • iPad with Notes app


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. Employees may wear a face covering according to City of Madison policy and Dane County Public Health Guidelines.

Guidelines for Safe Computer Use

  • Patrons and staff are not required to wear a face mask or covering, though mask-wearing is encouraged. A face mask will be available for those who ask for one upon entering. [See Madison and Dane County Public Health requirements on Masks/ Face Coverings]
  • Hand sanitizer is available.
  • Food is not allowed. Some locations will have a bottle-filling station.
  • Computers may not come with headphones. Patrons are welcome to bring their own, or ask to borrow a pair from library staff.