Computers in the Library
Computer workstations are available on both the adult and the children’s floors of the library with Internet access and Microsoft Office 2016 including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Publisher. Time management software limits use to one hour if others are waiting. Documents can be saved on a USB (flash) device. USB devices are available at the library for $10.00.
Printers on both floors of the library will print black & white (15 cents a page) or color (50 cents a page) documents. Printing from your laptop to a library printer is also possible at the same cost.
Please see the Mobile Printing Brochure for more information.
A 3D printer is located on the adult floor. Print jobs are scheduled during library hours. Please see the 3D brochure for more information.
Assistive Technology is also available on the Library workstations. A large type keyboard is available for use. Two programs help visually impaired patrons. Magic is a screen enlargement program. Jaws synthesizes speech for "screen reading." A third option is Multilanguage capability which will change the language of the screen to read and write in a chosen language. The reference librarians can help you use any of this software.
Children’s Internet Protection Act
Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) is a federal law that requires all computers in a public library to be filtered. All Library computers are filtered. Please see the Library CIPA policy and Internet policy statements for further information.
WiFi access is available on personal laptops with a wireless card.
All about Wi-Fi
The Library provides wireless network service to connect your personal laptop to the World Wide Web while visiting the Library. All you need is a laptop, wireless adapter and web browser.
Please note that due to the public nature of the Library, all patrons are required to comply with the Library's Internet Policy.
Simple Connection Instructions:
- Choose the wireless network "Library"
To set up browser proxy settings in Internet Explorer: (note: by default IE sets the LAN settings - automatic configuration to "Automatically detect settings" enabled)
- Open Internet Explorer
- On the IE menu bar, click Tools, then Internet Options
- Under the Internet Option dialog box, click the Connections tab and then the LAN Settings button.
- In the LAN Settings dialog box, click "Automatically detect settings"
- Click OK twice.
- Close Internet Explorer and re-open Internet Explorer.
If you are having trouble connecting using the simple instructions, please refer to the following more detailed information instructions for the most commonly used operating systems.
Windows Vista | Windows XP | Windows 2000 | Windows 98 Mac OS 10 | Mac OS 9
The Library cannot be held responsible for any changes you make to your computer's settings as a result of attempting to connect to the wireless network. It is expected that the user/owner of the laptop is capable of configuring the network setting on his/her own computer. Our staff is not trained to configure your laptop to use the network and cannot provide troubleshooting assistance. If you have trouble connecting with your laptop, please remember that you may use one of our free public access computers. These instructions are the only guidelines staff can use. Please refer to the documentation for your own equipment for further information.
Please be aware that this is not a secure network. It may be possible for personal data to be lost, damaged, or stolen while connected to the wireless network. The Library accepts no liability for any loss of privacy or data you may experience while using the network.
Monday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Summer Sundays
Accessibility contact for the Library: Mrs. Helen Palascak, Director of the Library at 412.831.9000, ext 247.
1820 McLaughlin Run Road Upper St. Clair, PA 15241