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Computers & Internet Use

Computers are available for public use at all Library locations.

How does it work?

  • Use your library card number to log onto a computer. If all computers are filled, you may reserve the next available PC from a self-service station (where available) or at the nearest service desk.
  • Only one computer can be assigned per library card. A child may sign up using his or her parent’s or legal guardian’s card.
  • At the Comotara and Orchard Park branches and Central Library Children's Center, sessions are limited to 30 minutes. At all other locations, sessions are 60 minutes.
  • There is no daily limit on computer time; however, if someone reserves your computer, you will not be allowed to extend your time and must reserve the next available PC upon the end of your session.
  • Files stored on public computers are automatically deleted at the end of each session. Library staff can recommend options for saving files created or modified on Library workstations.

The following software is available on public computers at every Library location:

  • Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher)
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Google Chrome
  • Adobe Reader XI
  • QuickTime Player
  • Windows Media Player
  • Adobe Flash
  • Java
  • Calculator
  • Paint

All public computers have accessibility software. The Alford, Angelou Northeast, Evergreen, Rockwell, and Westlink branches each have one ADA workstation.

Catalog computers are available at all locations, but may be used only for accessing Wichita Public Library resources.

Need help using the Library’s computers or online resources? Consider a Book a Librarian session.


All public computers at the Library are connected to the Internet. Internet use is filtered by default. Customers age 18 and older may ask staff at the nearest service desk for an unfiltered session. If you are blocked from using a website that you believe should not be blocked, submit a request for a site review through the filter notice page.

Free wireless Internet access is available at all locations to customers with a Wichita Public Library card in good standing. There is no time limit for Wi-Fi users. Wireless Internet access is filtered, and cannot be disabled by staff.

All users must comply with the Library’s Internet Acceptable Use Policy.

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Last update: 10/23/2014
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