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Computers and WiFi

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Public Computers

The Homer Public Library has 23 public computers.

  • 16 full-session computers
  • 2 fifteen-minute Express stations
  • 1 ADA station with trackball mouse
  • 4 computers in the Children's Library, for those under 12 years of age

Patrons are allowed 90 minutes of computer time per day (split into two 45-minute sessions), and must have a library card in good standing to log on to the computers.  Visitors can ask for a guest pass for one session.

Printing is offered in black and white (15 cents/page) and color (50 cents/page).

More things to know:

  • Users of our public computers must conform to our Internet Use Policy (see below).
  • The Friends of the Homer Library offers computer classes.
  • Parents are responsible for supervision of their children's Internet sessions. 
    The Alaska Internet Circle of Safety is a resource for adults who would like to teach their children to be responsible online citizens.

Wireless

The Homer Public Library offers wireless access building-wide.  Access is free.  When prompted for a user name and password, simply provide one of your choosing as time is monitored against the laptop's IP address, rather than your card.  Users of our wireless access must conform to our Internet Use Policy (see below).

We encourage users to take precautions when using any public hotspot, as wireless access is accessible and open to anyone in the library. This means your transmissions may not be secure. Virus and security protection is the responsibility of the patron.

Most wireless-enabled laptops come automatically configured to pick up the wireless signal and you won't need to change any settings. Look for the 'Homer Library' signal if your computer isn't sure which one to pick.

You are responsible for configuring, establishing, and maintaining your connection to our network. Due to liability concerns, HPL staff will not be able to provide assistance. Homer Public Library is not responsible for any changes you make to your computer, nor can we guarantee your hardware is compatible with our free network connection.

Printers are not available via WiFi. The WiFi will turn off 15 minutes before the library closes without warning. Please watch the time.

 

For more information regarding computer use at Homer Public Library, refer to the resources on the Library Policies page.