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Library Computers

Computer Usage

All UHLS (Albany and Rensselaer Counties) library cardholders are allowed 2.5 hours of free computer time per day, guaranteed 1 hour at a time. Patrons may choose to use this time over several sessions in a day. Non-cardholders are welcome to purchase a guest pass for $1, good for 2.5 hours of computer use within the day. A photo ID is required to purchase a guest pass.  Laptops are also available for in-house use.  More info

Library Computer Configuration

Adult Area – 17 public internet computers
Children’s Area – 3 public internet computer, 3 non-internet game stations.
12 Laptops

All library computers run on the Windows 7 operating system, and include Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), Adobe Reader, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome,and Internet Explorer. Wired computer access is managed by PC Reservation and printing is managed by LPT:One. DVD/CD and floppy drives are available for checkout at the Reference Desk. For more information, please see our Computer Help brochure.

Laptops are available for checkout and use within the building. More info

Library Computer Security

For your security, a document may be saved temporarily to the computer/laptop, but will be automatically wiped when the session is over. You may email a document to yourself or a flash drive to save it more permanently. Programs may not be installed on library computers, and CD burning is disabled.