Library card holders in good standing (no outstanding fines or fees) have access to the following computer services:
15 Adult Internet Computers (located on the second floor). Each comes with Microsft Word; Internet Explorer
4 Adult Internet Computers (located at the Bellevue Avenue Branch) Each comes with Microsft Word; Internet Explorer
1 Database and or Research Computers (located on the second floor)
4 Microsoft Office ONLY PC's in our Computer Lab (located on the first floor) Each with Word; Excel; Access; Powerpoint; and Publisher installed.
CHILDREN (up to age 12)
6 Children's Internet Computers 4 of which are iMAC's (located on the third floor)
8 Early Learning Game Program Computers (located on the third floor)
5 Early Learning Game Computers (located at the Bellevue Avenue Branch)
1 Internet Computer (located at the Bellevue Avenue Branch)
4 Young Adult Internet Computers (located on the first floor) limited to 12 - 17 yr olds only.
We have both black & white as well as a color printer. Black & White printouts are .15/each and color printouts are .50/each. Patrons are not allowed to bring in their own print media.
NO ACCESS TO THE INTERNET IS ALLOWED IN THE LAB. Patrons must be in the
library to sign up for computers in the Lab. Valid MPL library cards are
required for use of these computers, and patrons may sign up at a Reservation
station on either the First or Second Floor.
You may download files to flash drives but you are
not allowed to download files to the hard drive.
Wireless Access at The Main Library and our Bellevue Avenue Branch
Here are answers to some questions you might have about using wireless in the library.
Q. How can I use wireless Internet at the Library?
A. Wireless access uses the WiFi standard (also known as IEEE 802.11b). Most users can simply bring
their wireless enabled laptop computer or other wireless device to the library and turn it on. The
computer will automatically recognize the wireless network. If your laptop does not have wireless
built-in, you can install a WiFi-compatible network card. The Library cannot guarantee your equipment
will work with the Library's network.
Q. How does it work?
A. Wireless access points located throughout the library communicate with your wireless device.
You should be able to connect almost anywhere in the building. When your wireless network card
senses a signal, a message appears on your screen indicating a wireless network is available.
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
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. We apologize, everyone's computer is different and you ar 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. Can I print while using wireless?
A. Printing is not available. If you need to print, please save your work to disk or email files to
yourself, then login to a library workstation and send print job(s) to a printer.
Q. Is there wireless access at the Bellevue Avenue Branch?