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Computers at the South Side Branch

Adult Computers at South Side

South Side Branch has 11 computers used for internet access and 1 computer set aside for word processing and spreadsheet applications.

You can logon our internet stations with your individual library barcode number found on the back of your library card. If you have a laptop that is equipped with a wireless network adapter, you can also get online at the branch via our WiFi zone.

Internet access is on a first-come first-serve basis and sessions are automatically time-managed based on how many patrons are logged-on. Session lengths are limited to 30 minutes during periods of heavy demand, but library card holders can enjoy an accumulated five hours of internet access per day using 30-minute waiting periods between logons.

Time on the dedicated word-processing computer can be scheduled in advance at the Branch or by phone.

For more information about the internet station time-management system and other computer-related topics such as online access without a library card and computer print-outs, see our Frequently Asked Questions


Kid's Computers

We have 4 educational software and game computers set aside just for kids 14 years of age and younger. As with all of our adult computers, each user needs their own library card to logon and sessions are often limited to 30 minutes during heavy use periods. Whenever a session ends, at least 30 minutes must elapse before the system will allow the user to re-logon. Many of the games on these computers are also in our children's software collection and available for borrowing.

Computer Classes
Computer Classes at South SideLecciones Basicas de Computadora

The Branch occasionally offers English-Spanish bilingual computer classes: a computer basics/mouse lesson, a tutorial for creating your own e-mail account, and a basic internet searching lesson. Classes are FREE and limited to adults residing in our service area. Phone 610-867-7852 for more information or to find out when new classes will be added to the schedule.

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