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Computer & Internet Access
Any individual with a Westerville Library card may use the library’s computers and other computer equipment.
- Technology Center
- Gaming Room
- Laptops, for ages 18+
- Kids’ Computer Lab, for ages 0 to 11*
- Early Literacy Computers, for ages 0 to 11
- Teen Center, for ages 12 to 18
*Teens and adults are welcome when accompanied by a child. Children under age 3 must be accompanied by an adult.
Other Available Equipment
- Adaptive Technology Station: To serve the needs of customers with
disabilities, this computer provides a keyboard with large, colorful
keys and an oversize track ball in place of the mouse to assist with
fine motor skills. The station is wheelchair accessible via a
- BRAVE Station: To serve the needs of the hearing and visually impaired, this computer is loaded with ZoomText 9.1 text magnifying and voice reading software, a document scanner, a ZoomText Large-Print Keyboard, Microsoft Office, Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer and Adobe Reader.
- Fax Machine: It costs $1.50 for the cover sheet/first page and
$1.00 for each additional page. Patrons must use a credit card or debit
card as payment for this service.
- Mobile Options: Browse the library's collection with our mobile catalog or mobile app.
- Photocopier: Black & White copies cost $0.10 per page and Color copies cost $0.25 per page.
- Printing: Print to our printers using your own laptop. For more information, see Print @ the Library.
- Typewriter: The library provides access to a manual typewriter.
- Wi-Fi: The library offers a free wireless Internet (wi-fi) connection to all visitors. No library card or password required.
Rules & Regulations
In order to foster a safe and quiet environment, please abide by the following courtesies:
- Please speak in low voices.
- Viewing or creating inappropriate content will not be tolerated.
- If you need to walk away from your computer, click Ctrl + Alt + Del and choose lock computer. This will hold your computer for 15 minutes.
- Please silence all cell phones and take calls to the cell-phone friendly area.
- Disruptive or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.
- If you have incurred fines over $5 on your library account, your access to the library's computers and computer equipment will be restricted until your fine is paid down.
- The library is not responsible for saving or storing personal information on any public computer. Patrons are responsible for making a copy of their work or saving information to a portable device before logging off of the computer.
- Any information that is lost due to a malfunction of the computer might not be retrievable. Library staff will help to troubleshoot issues as time and knowledge permit.
Tips for Using the Library’s Computers
The library staff will provide assistance in the use of the library’s computer equipment as time and knowledge permit. For more detailed instruction, please refer to these tips.