Business Services / Computer Use
At present, there are thirteen computers that the public may use to access the Internet; seven of which are located in the Community Media Centre and six which are housed in the main library. Many of the computers have touchscreen monitors, Windows 10, and all feature Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Publisher). One computer is designated as an Easy Access Station but anyone can use it if it has not been requested. Free wireless access (wi-fi), provided by K-Net Services, is available throughout the library. Those using the wi-fi are asked to check in at the circulation desk as we keep numbers for statistical purposes.
Users have access to a photograph/document scanner (with software for restoring images), a microfiche reader (for access to archived copies of local newspaper), a colour printer, and a fax machine for sending and receiving.
There are 3 card catalogue stations for accessing the library's online catalogue and for searching government sites. In addition to these, the library offers a Download Station for accessing eBooks/audiobooks and a Research Station for accessing online resources. The library also offers a Samsung Galaxy tablet for in-house use and several eReaders for lending.
The Children's Library has two Early Literacy Stations and currently there is no requirement to register at the desk when using these computers. Children also have access to tablets with parental controls and pre-loaded educational apps.
Usage Fees are as follows:
There is no charge for wi-fi access or the tablets; however, there is a charge for using the library's computers.
Free for 15 minutes (for members)
$1.00 per hour (for members)
$1.00 per 15 minutes (non-members)
Black and White
$.25 per page
$.50 per page for up to 1/2 page of print and/or picture
$1.00 per page for more than 1/2 page of print and/or picture
$.25 per scan
$2.00 per hour
$10.00 per day or peruse for Non-Profit groups
$20.00 per hour for profit, business groups, etc.
(Additional charges apply if using the library's computers.)