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COMPUTERS

Library cardholders have access to the following computer equipment. Montclair library cardholders must use their library cards. Please note that computers shut down 15 minutes before closing. To view the Computer Policy (updated April 2018), click here.

Adults

  • Main Library, 2nd Floor
    • 17 Adult Internet PCs equipped with Microsoft Word and Excel, Internet Explorer and Firefox.
    • 1 Career PC equipped with Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Dreamweaver 2018 and Fireworks 2018; no access to social media.
    • 1 PC with scanner. Scanning is now also available on our all-in-one printers. See the Reference Desk on the 2nd Floor for more information.
    • 2 Guest Internet PCs: Guest passes are available for non-residents and provide a session of 30 minutes per day.
    • 1 Mac equipped with the Adobe Suite. No internet access – designs must be saved on a flash drive.
  • Bellevue Avenue Branch
    • 4 Adult Internet PCs: Each comes with Microsoft Word and Excel, Internet Explorer and Firefox

Children (up to age 12)

  • Main Library, 3rd Floor
    • 6 Internet PCs equipped with Microsoft Word and Excel, Internet Explorer and Firefox
    • 3 Early Learning Game Program PCs
  • Bellevue Avenue Branch
    • 1 Internet PC
    • 5 Early Learning Game PCs

Young Adults (ages 12 to 17)

  • Main Library, 1st Floor
    • 4 Internet PCs equipped with Microsoft Word and Excel, Internet Explorer and Firefox

PRINTING FAQ

Q. How much does it cost to print?

A. Printouts are 25¢ per page for black-and-white. Color printing is $1 per page. Double-sided printing is not available.

Q. Can I print on my own, specialized paper?
A. No, patrons are not allowed to switch out library paper for their own paper.

Q. Can I print while using WiFi?
A. Yes! To print using our wireless or from a remote location, go to www.printeron.net/mplmain/mainbranch. Select the printer, enter your email address and upload files to be printed. Pick up your print job at the printer station on the 2nd Floor of the Main Library. Payment is made at the reference desk. Print jobs can be sent from opening until 15 minutes before the Library closes.

Q. Do you offer mobile printing?
A. Yes! To access our printers remotely, download the PrinterOn app for your mobile device (including iPhones, iPads, Androids, BlackBerrys, Kindles, Nooks and Windows Tablets). Choose the printer by searching for “MPL.” Pick up your print job at the printer station by logging in with the email address you provided. Print jobs can be sent from opening until 15 minutes before the Library closes, and will remain at the printer station until the end of the day.

WIRELESS ACCESS

Q. How can I use wireless Internet at the Library?
A. Most users can simply bring their wireless enabled laptop computer or other mobile device to the Library and turn it on. There is no password. The computer will automatically recognize the wireless network. The Library cannot guarantee your equipment will work with the Library’s network.

Q. How does it work?
A. Wireless access points located throughout both library buildings communicate with your wireless device. You should be able to connect almost anywhere in the building.

Q. Will I need any special settings or passwords to connect?
A. In many instances wireless devices will automatically detect the Library’s wireless network and configure themselves to use the system. If you device does not connect right away please try the following: make sure your wireless network adapter has been properly installed according to the manufacturers instructions; use the management software that came with your wireless device to confirm that your configuration settings match the values shown below.

NETWORK NAME or (SSID): any
NETWORK MODE: Infrastructure
WEP: Disabled IP or NETWORK SETTINGS: DHCP enabled or obtain an IP address automatically
DNS: Obtain DNS address automatically

If you are using Windows XP SP2 you must disconnect your firewall.

Q. Can the library help me configure my computer?
A. Everyone’s computer is different and you are responsible for knowing how to configure your own equipment. The Library cannot be responsible for any changes you make to your computer’s settings. If you need additional assistance, you may need to contact the hardware or software manufacturer.

Q. Is my information safe while using wireless?
A. Your information is not protected while using wireless, unless you are connected to a web page that employs encryption (stores, banks, etc). Keep this in mind if you are accessing sensitive business or personal information. We recommend you use up to date virus software, a personal firewall and turn off file and printer sharing. These steps are the responsibility of the user.

Q. Is there wireless access at the Bellevue Avenue Library?
A. Yes, there is wireless access at both locations.

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Bellevue Avenue Branch hours: Mon 10am-8pm | Tue-Sat 2-6pm | Sun closed
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