Computer & Technology FAQs

The library provides computers for word processing, checking your email and accessing the internet. There is no charge to use these computers, but you need an active Daniel Boone Regional Library card or a guest card (for patrons who live outside the service area). The library’s computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, read the complete computer use guidelines. Please be courteous to those around you and don’t use your phone at the computers. Read the complete rules for behavior.

Can I reserve a computer?

Each library location has internet computers available on a first-come, first-served basis. They cannot be booked in advance.

What do I need to use an internet computer?

Log on with your library card number and birth date. Visitors age 18 or older may request a guest card (photo ID required). You may use the internet computers for at least one hour per person per day. Depending on computer availability, your time may be extended for an additional hour or more.

What software do library computers have?

  • Popular web browsers (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox)
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Links to the library’s catalog and research resources

How much does printing cost?

Basic black and white printing costs 5¢ per page. Color printing requires staff assistance and costs 50¢ per page.

Can I save files?

Yes. Save any work you want to take with you to your own USB flash drive before your time is up. You cannot burn (save) information to CDs or DVDs. You cannot download software onto library computers.

Does the library have Wi-Fi?

All three libraries have free, building-wide wireless internet access. Wireless printing is available following the instructions at print.dbrl.org. It is the sole responsibility of all wireless device users to provide updated antivirus and anti-malware software on any device while using the library’s network.

Does the library have computers for kids?

Yes. Children’s computers feature: