Internet Access

Marvin Memorial Library offers internet access to the public via:

    • 11 public computer workstations
    • wi-fi access on patron laptops or wireless devices within the library

Magnifying Reader Machine

Our Optelec Clear View magnifying reader machine is easier than a magnifying glass.

Ask the circulation staff if you need help.

On-screen Magnifiers and other accessibility programs available on computers.  Select the magnifier from the START menu.  The font size may be adjusted on the library’s computers.  In the START menu, choose Control Panel.  Select FONTS and click on Change Font Size.  Click on the desired font

Internet Use Policies/Information

Computer Sign In
A friendly librarian will sign you up at the front desk.  Tell them your name and if you are a minor, your age.

You may not reserve computers for future time slots.

If you would like to listen to sounds while online:

    • Bring a pair of headphones from home or
    • buy ear buds at the front desk for $1.50.
    • Please remember to mute the volume on the computer when you are finished.

2-person limit per computer. Staff members may periodically verify a visitor’s permission to be with you.

Half-hour time limit for use if patrons are waiting.

Maximum of 4 turns or 2 hours a day if patrons are waiting.

If you have run out of time for the day, you may ask to have your time extended at the front desk if there are no other users waiting.

Saving/Downloading material

Do not download programs/plug-ins/upgrades to the computer. This is further enforced by programs already on our computers. If you find that our computers are not working properly or would like to recommend programs that would enhance library services, please consult the Director.

You may download pictures, documents, sounds, and movies to flash drives/cell phones/other external devices as long as there is: 1) no copyright infringement 2) not being used for illegal purposes 3) not being used to threaten or intimidate other people.

You may save documents/images/videos TEMPORARILY to our hard drives while you are working with them, but you must delete them before your computer session ends. Saving files can take up data storage and make the computers run more slowly.

Thumbnail/Flash drives are currently permitted in our systems. This is currently the best removable data storage medium. Flashdrives may be purchased from the Friends Gift Shop.

Revised May 2015 –Marvin Memorial Library