Computers, WiFi & Printing
Do I need a library card to access the library’s computers?
Yes, a library card is required to access the library’s computers. If you are unable to provide the library with the proper documentation to sign-up for a library card, a guest pass may be issued (photo ID is required).
Is there a time limit on computer use at the library?
Library patrons are limited to two, 30-minute computer sessions per day. Those working on school assignments or job applications should alert a library staff member and special arrangements may be made.
If I have fines on my account, may I still use the library’s computers?
Patrons with a balance exceeding $4.99 on his/her account are restricted from using the library’s computers.
Is there an age restriction on computer use at the library?
Individuals under the age of 18 may not access library computers without the written consent of a parent or guardian. Permission slips—which must be signed in-house—are available at the circulation desk upon request.
What programs are available on the library’s desktop public computers?
Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, and Microsoft Access are available on all public computers. Adobe Photoshop is available on Public Computer #5 in Adult Services.
Can I save my work on a library computer?
Nothing can be saved on library computers. Please come prepared with a flash drive or CD, if you need to save your work.
Is printing available at the library?
Library users may print from any of the 10 public, desktop computers in the library. Printouts cost $0.25 per 8 1/2" x 11" black/white page, and $1.00 per 8 1/2" x 11" color page.
Does the library provide wireless internet access?
Yes, wireless internet access is available at the Cortland Free Library to patrons with a library card. Your computer may automatically detect the wireless network when you are in the library. If your computer detects more than one wireless network, choose Cort-Lib-Wireless to connect. Please observe our Internet and Computer Use Policy while using the library’s wireless network. When you try to access a website, you will be prompted to enter your library card number. Each patron is alotted 30 minutes, please ask for more time at the desk (maximum 3 hours). Please visit the front desk if you do not have a library card.
Can I print from my device while using the library’s wireless internet access?
Yes. After entering your library card number to access the wireless internet, you will be given the option to download a printer program to assist with wirless printing. Please ask a staff member if you require assistance.