Internet Access at Loutit

Wi-Fi Access

Bring your wireless devices and get free wireless access throughout the library. Look for the network LDL – PUBLIC. Access is not restricted – you do not need a password or library card number to use our Wi-Fi.

Power

Need to plug in? You’ll find outlets at nearly every table and seating area in the library. There are no outlets on our deck — but there is Wi-Fi!

Printing

To print, save your work to a flash drive (flash drives are available for $10 in the Public Computing Room), or send your files to an email account. You can print your saved files from a computer in the Public Computing center. You can also use Google Cloud Print (this requires a Google account). Instructions for Google Cloud Print can be found here. Printing is $0.15 cents per page. You are responsible for ALL pages printed.

Filtering

To comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act, access to the Internet is filtered. If you are 18 or older, the filters can be disabled by library staff. Please ask.

Rules

All Internet users are required to abide by our Internet Policy.

Limitations and Security

Our Wi-Fi service is not secure. Use it at your own risk. The library is not responsible for the safety of equipment or data files resulting from connection to its wireless network. Review the library’s Internet Policy for details.

Public Computing Room

The computers in our Public Computing Room provide free access to the Internet, email, MS Office 2013, and online research tools. Computers are available for all ages. Computers specifically reserved for youth and teens are located in the Youth Wing and Teen Room respectively. In addition, we schedule regular classes in computer training and software. Check our calendar for descriptions of upcoming classes and to register.

Using a Computer

The computers in our Public Computing Room are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no need to register or to have a library card. Please see the Attendant to be assigned to a computer.  The Public Computing Room is open every day and always closes 15 minutes before the library closes.

Time Limits

To help ensure access for everyone, there is a limit of two 30-minute sessions per day if others are waiting. If your time has expired and someone is waiting for a computer, you will be asked to give up your place. You will be given two minutes to finish your work and close your programs. After two minutes, the computer will automatically shut down.

Bringing files and saving work

You may use USB drives to transport and save files with our computers. If you need a USB drive, they are available from the Attendant for $10.