Computers & Technology

What you can do

Computers

Computer workstations are available on the first floor of the Main Library and the Lapel Branch Library. Both libraries also have computers reserved for children ages 12 and under. The Main Library has additional computers in the Teen Room that are reserved for grades 6 through grade 12. There are also several computers located in the Indiana Room at the Main Library (reserved for genealogy research only). If you don't have an APL card just ask staff for a temporary guest login for computer access. Please read our Acceptable Use Internet Access Policy (PDF) before using a library computer to access the Internet.

Access Free Wi-Fi

APL provides free wireless access for our customers and visitors. You can use your laptop or mobile device on our network from most locations within the Main Library or Lapel Branch. Learn more about the library's wireless Internet access.

Print

There are several printing stations throughout the Main Library and one at the Lapel Branch Library.  Library customers have the option to print documents in either Black and White ($0.10 per page) or Color ($1.00 per page).  You may also print from your home computer, laptop, or other mobile device and pick up your prints at the Main Library using our mobile printing service.

Copy

There are copy machines at both libraries. Black and white copies are $0.10 per side for letter or legal size copies, and $0.20 per side for 11"x17" copies. The Main Library also has a color copier; color copies are $0.25 per side for letter or legal copies, and $0.50 per side for 11"x17" copies.

Scan and Fax

The Main Library and the Lapel Branch Library have public scanning stations for scanning documents or pictures. Customers have several options when using the scanner: scan and send via email (free of charge), scan and save to USB drive (free of charge), scan and send to printer (normal printing fees apply), or scan to fax ($0.25 per page domestic or $1.00 per page international).

Use Software

  • Microsoft Office products, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher
  • Internet browsers: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome
  • CD-ROM and DVD-ROM burning software
  • Microsoft Paint for drawing and photo adjustment

Learn

You can schedule a free 30-60 minute one-on-one help session with a librarian to learn more about how to use the library's digital services or to receive help with computer basics and the Internet. Contact us for more information.