Computers & WIFI

The Library has:

  • 8 public internet computers at the Queensborough Branch (60 minutes maximum)
  • 2 computers in the Children’s Department at the Main Branch (30 minutes maximum)
  • 1 Teen computer in the Children's Department at the Main Branch (30 minutes maximum)

  • 16 computers on the second floor at the Main Branch (60 minutes. four 15 min extensions available.)*

  • 12 computers in the computer lab on the second floor at the Main Branch

*Any person may use the Internet computers for 1 hour per day at either the Queensborough or Main Branch locations. Computer users at the Main Branch are entitled to 4 extensions (15 min each) per day, as long as one regular Internet station is available.

You may use part of your time in one session and return later to use the rest, but must have at least ten minutes of your time left to be able to log in.

Library computers are first come, first served.

To use them you need a valid NWPL library card (see Obtaining a Library Card) or a card from an InterLINK library that has been registered at NWPL (click here to see a map of InterLINK libraries).

Visitors from outside the area served by InterLINK may receive a guest pass, with identification showing their home address.

Printing is available (black and white, letter or legal size, single-sided only) for 20¢ per page.

Flash drives are for sale at the library. They cost $9.00, and have a 8 GB capacity. Please ask for them upstairs.

The computers do not support floppies, but library staff can transfer your files to a flash drive. CDs and DVDs require an external device which you can borrow from the Reference Desk.


WiFi and Laptop Use @ the Library

The Library has a WiFi network available for public use. CityPublicWifi is a city-run network available during library opening hours.

Some study stations are wired for power and internet cabling, but they are not reserved for laptop users. Please try to have your laptop battery fully charged before you come to the library in case all study stations with power outlets are in use.