Library Computers

The library has nine public access computers available for customers with a valid CAFÉ library card. Computers are available on a first come first served basis, and each user is allowed 90 minutes per day.  Data can be saved to CD and USB drives. Black & white laser printers are available at each computer. Users can access the Internet and Microsoft Office 2010 products which include Excel and Word.

The library has two laptops available for check out and use in the library.  They are available for patrons age 14 and older with a valid library card.  The laptops use our wireless network, and include Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher software, as well as a DVD player/burner.  Laptops are available on a first come first served basis, and each user is allowed 90 minutes per day.

The library also offers an enclosed computer room for 1-2 people. This room has Microsoft Office Suite 2010 software, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Publisher. Photo editing software is also available. Other equipment includes a scanner and black & white laser printer.  To use this room, please stop by the Reference Desk. This computer can be reserved up to one week in advance.

For more information on rules and restrictions please see:

Public Internet Access Policy
Use of Library Computers Policy
Study Rooms Policy

Printers and Copiers

Printing charges for all computers are 10¢ per page for black & white. Color printing from a USB drive (files must be in PDF or JPEG format) is available from the copier (50¢ per page). USB drives are also available for purchase.

Wireless access

PHPL offers free wireless for all users.

Computer Classes

Are you just getting started with computers or looking for a little extra help to answer some of your questions?  We can help!  The library offers free one-on-one computer classes for adults.  Sit down with a librarian and learn the ins and outs of search techniques, e-mail accounts and more.  Call the Adult Reference Desk at 262-246-5181 to schedule a time to learn more about computers today!

Reserve a Study Room

PHPL has five study rooms available for use. One has a computer with a scanner and laser printer. Three of the rooms are available for quiet study or group work for 1-2 people. The larger group study room is meant for quiet study, discussion, or for a small meeting of up to 6 persons.

Study rooms may be reserved up to one week in advance or used on a first-come, first served basis if not reserved. They may be reserved for up to 90 minutes per day, and use may continue beyond that limit if no one else needs the room at that time. The total reserved use of the study rooms in a calendar day for use by an individual may not exceed 90 minutes. A group of two or more people may also reserve the rooms for not more than 90 minutes in a day; multiple members of the group may not make reservations in their own names for the group in order to gain more than 90 minutes of reserved time for the group

Call the Adult Reference Desk at 262-246-5181 to reserve a study room up to one week in advance. See the library’s Study Room Policy for more information on rules and restrictions.