Public Computers & WiFi2019-01-25T13:48:52+00:00

Public Computers

The Library offers free use of public computers to our patrons.


  •  Photocopying is self-service, $.10 per page, black and white only. Double-sided copies $.20 per page.


  • Fax service is available at the circulation desk for a charge of $1.00 per page. The charge is the same for incoming faxes, which must be picked up the same day the fax is received in the Library.  The Library’s fax number is 413-323-0453.  Fax service ceases each day 15 minutes before closing.


  • 5 public internet computers are available on a first-come-first-served basis. A valid library card is required for use and entitles the user to 60 minutes of use per day.
  • Use of the library’s computers is subject to the library’s Internet Use Policy.
  • Please read the policy by clicking open the toggle below.
  • Violation of this agreement will result in loss of computer privileges.
The Library has no control over the information available over the Internet and cannot be held responsible for content and accuracy.

The Library cannot be held responsible for any confidential or financial information patrons may send over the Internet. A person’s use of the Internet leaves electronic information in the public domain. Internet communications are not private, nor are they confidential.

Parents are expected to monitor their children’s use of the Internet.

Display of obscene material by persons of any age is not acceptable behavior at the Library.

Failure to use the Internet stations responsibly may result in revocation of Internet privileges. Examples of inappropriate uses of the Internet stations include but are not limited to the following:

  • Using a library card number or guest pass other than your own
  • Using the Internet for illegal purposes, for example, the display of child pornography.
  • Using the Internet in violation of the Massachusetts General Law 272 Section 31, the Harmful to Minors statute.
  • Unauthorized copying of copyright-protected material in any format.
  • Transmission of chain mail, broadcast letters, or junk mail of any type.
  • Transmission of threatening, harassing, defamatory or obscene materials. Obscene materials, as determined by the office of the Massachusetts Attorney General, are illegal.
  • Unauthorized access to remote computer systems, including so-called “hacking.”
  • Destruction of, damage to, or alteration of library equipment, software or network security
  • Food and drinks are not allowed near the computers.

All conversations should be kept to a minimum and patrons should speak in low tones. Cell phones and pagers should be turned off or set to vibrate. We ask that you step outside or into the hallways to use your cell phones.


  • Printing is available from all public internet stations at $.10 per page. Payment must be made at the circulation desk before copy jobs are released.
  • We recommend using print preview before sending your print jobs to ensure you are printing what you want.

Free WiFi

Use your wireless-enabled device to gain access to the Internet for web browsing or email.

Email your questions or comments to

  • There are no time limits to access. The access is available when the library is open.
  • Illegal or inappropriate use of the Internet is not permitted. Persons displaying inappropriate images in view of others will be asked to leave the Library. (Ask the Reference Librarian for the entire Internet Policy.)
  • The Library’s wireless network is not secure.
  • Information sent from or to your laptop can be captured by anyone else with a wireless device and the appropriate software.
  • The Library cannot assure the safety of your data when you use our wireless Internet access.
Library staff are prohibited from handling or configuring your equipment, due to potential liability.

Click on the Wireless networks detected message in the lower right corner of the desktop. (If this message is not present, right-click the Wireless Network Connection icon in the system tray, and then click View Available Wireless Networks.)

Click LibraryPublicHotspot then click Continue.

Click Connect Anyway to the unsecured network notification message.

From the Control Panel, select Network and Dial-up connections or Network and Internet Connections.

Right-click on Wireless Network Connection or Local Area Connection and click on Properties.

Locate the Internet TCP/IP protocol and open up Properties. If more than one TCP/IP protocol is listed, look for the one associated with your wireless adapter.

Select Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically.

Double click Network on the Control Panel.

Locate the TCP/IP protocol and double click on Properties. If more than one TCP/IP protocol is listed, look for the one associated with your wireless adapter.

Select Obtain an IP address from a DHCP server and click OK.

From the Control Panel, select Internet Options, then click on the Connections tab. If you also have a dial up connection, it should not be set to Always dial my default connection. LAN Settings should be Automatically detect settings. And leave the Proxy server settings blank.

Select Apple Menu, then System Preference, then Network button.

Select TCP/IP tab and configure Using DHCP.

Above the TCP/IP tab, you may need to configure via AirPort or other wireless (WiFi) Ethernet.

Leave Domain Name Servers and Search Domains blank.

Click on the Signal Strength icon ( ) in top right corner and select LibraryPublicHotspot.