The Computer Center at the Main Library has seventeen computers with Internet access, the Microsoft Office suite, and interactive tutorials. Ten computers have a 90-minute time limit. Five computers have a 30-minute time limit. Two computers have a 15-minute time limit.
The Computer Center is open Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 8:30 pm and Friday & Saturday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. The Computer Center is closed on Saturdays in the summer.
Fees / Requirements
Use of the Computer Center is free.
All users must present their own current public library card in good standing.
All users must be 13 years or older.
Computers can be reserved up to one day in advance by calling (860) 224-3155 ext. 151. To reserve a computer by phone, users must have their library cards. Out-of-state visitors cannot reserve a computer by telephone. To reserve a computer in person, users must have either their library cards or photo identification.
Reservations will not be held for longer than 10 minutes after the reserved time.
Users are limited to 120 minutes per day, with a maximum of 90 minutes per session. This limit includes the time required for saving and printing files.
Printing costs 15¢ per page for black and white printing, 15¢ per page for résumé paper, and 25 ¢ for color printing. Users may not bring their own paper.
It is recommended that users save their work to a flash drive or CD-R. Any files saved to the hard drive will be erased. CD-Rs are available for $1.50. 2 GB Flash drives are available at the Check Out Desk for $10.00. Users are welcome to bring their own storage media.
Users may borrow headphones, Spanish keyboards, trackball mice, and external floppy drives at the staff desk in the Computer Center.
You can find the current User Agreement here.
The library offers introductory classes in basic computer applications. Currently, the class roster includes Mouse Tutorial, Computer Basics, Office 2007 Basics, Intro to Word, Intermediate Word, Intro to Excel, Intermediate Excel, PowerPoint Basics, Resumes with JobNow, Ancestry Basics, Internet Basics, E-mail Basics, and Advanced E-mail. Consult the library's calendar of events for specific dates and times. To register for a class, call (860)224-3155 ext. 124 or stop by the reference desk.