The Library has computers available for checking email, typing documents, doing research, browsing the web or looking up a book online.
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
(The Library is closed Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend)
For our Internet policy, please consult Article VII of the Library's Policy Manual.
Computers are available on a first come first served basis. Desktop computers are located on the second floor. Laptops are checked out on the first floor for in-building use only. Public computers--both desktops and laptops--have access to the Internet, the library’s catalog and subscription databases, and Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.
Homewood Library cardholders use their library card barcode for login. The initial session is 90 minutes. At 10 minutes before the 90 minutes expire, a prompt to extend the session appears. They can choose an extension of either 30 or 60 minutes.
Those without a valid Homewood Library card will be charged $2 for a 90-minute session. No extensions are available. Purchase your guest barcode at the Circulation Desk.
If you need to listen to something on a computer, please be considerate of those around you and use headphones. If you do not have your own, you may purchase ear buds at the Front Desk for $2.
- Located on the end of the Front Desk
- 15-minute guest pass required
- Usage limited to one 15-minute session per person per day
USB drives are the only devices that may be used for storing your data. While we encourage you to bring your own USB drive, we do have some available for purchase at the Front Desk for your convenience.
8 GB USB drive ............$6
Any laptop equipped with a wireless network card should be able to access the Library's wireless network. Most network cards will automatically search for and find the strongest wireless access point and connect you to it as long as your card is set to obtain the IP address automatically and to obtain the DNS server address automatically.
Printers for the public, both black-and-white and color, are available on both floors. Black-and-white printing is $.10 per page and color printing is $1 per page.
Want to print from your laptop while you're in the library? Having problems with your printer at home? Are you on the road with no printer available? Remote printing to a library printer can solve your problem.
The Friends of the Homewood Library have purchased a touch-screen scanner that allows you to convert pages from books, documents, and color or black-and-white photos to PDF, Word, JPEG or HTML files. Scans saved as Word files are no longer mere “pictures,” but are transformed into editable files. You can email scanned files to any email address or save them to your USB drive. There is no charge for this service. Instructions.