Computers, WiFi, Printing & Faxing
**PLEASE NOTE THAT SEVERAL LIBRARY SERVICES ARE CURRENTLY RESTRICTED TO HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19**
As of December 14 this includes computer use and microfilm machine use as we are open for curbside service only.
What can I still do at the library?
Curbside service is available. You can pick up holds, have items printed by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org or have items faxed (please arrange in advance by calling 607-753-1042).
What can I access outside the library?
Use our WiFi network (directly outside the library); access our digital holdings, including eBooks and audiobooks on OverDrive.
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.
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?
No. Wireless printing is unavailable at this time.
Can I send a fax at the library?
Yes, the library offers outgoing local and long distance fax services. Fax transmissions will be charged at $1.00 per page. Read our complete Fax Service Policy at https://cortlandfreelibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/CFL-Fax-Service-Policy.pdf