COMPUTERS

AVAILABILITY

The West Chicago Public Library offers public computers to patrons of all ages. In Adult Services, Internet access as well as Microsoft Office applications are available for public use. We currently offer Office 2007. Click here for more info. Library cardholders have access to both Internet and Application PCs in the computer labs, but those without a library card can use the Express PCs in the main area. In order to use the Express PCs, non-cardholders will need to provide a photo ID to use the computers. 

Computer session time is 1 hour.
Express PC session time is 15 minutes.
Once the session is over you will be logged out of the computer.
If there are no patrons waiting to use a computer, your time may be extended.

Including the Express PCs, there are a total of 12 computers that have Internet and Application capabilities in Adult Services. Additionally, there are 6 catalog machines that allow you to search the online catalog and subscription databases.

The Youth Services department also offers Internet and Application use. There are two computers designated for Internet and Applications. There are also two online catalog computers available for use.

Application PC session time is 2 hours.
Internet PC session time is 30 minutes.
Once the session is over you will be logged out of the computer.
If there are no patrons waiting to use a computer, your time may be extended.

PRINTING/COPYING SERVICES

If you would like to print a page from one of the computers that are available to use, it costs 10 cents per page. The pages will print in black and white.

If you would like to make a color copy of a document, it costs $1.00 per page. Additionally if you would like to make a black and white copy of a document, it costs 10 cents per page. The color and B&W copiers are located in Adult Services adjacent to the elevator. There is also a B&W copier located on the first floor in the lobby.

WIFI

We offer WiFi access to visitors who bring their own equipment. Please see the WIFI page for more information.

DATA STORAGE

We allow our users to use personal storage devices such as USB drives and Re-Writable CDs. For instructions on how to save files to a re-writable CD, please see the Saving Files page.