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Computers and Laptops

Browse the catalog, research a topic, or search the internet at one of the library’s desktop computers. You must have a library card or an Internet Guest Card to use a computer. When accessing the library’s computers, you agree to abide by the Internet Use Policy.

Library laptops are also available for member use within the library. You must have a GEPL Library Card to check out a laptop.

GEPL computer stations on 2nd floor.

Time Limits:

  • Desktops: 1 hour with extensions up to a maximum of 3 hours per day available
  • Laptops: 3 hours

How to Get an Internet Guest Card:

  • Bring a photo ID to the 2nd floor Information desk
  • Staff will create an Internet Guest Card
  • Card good for one year
  • Replacement cost: $3

Flash drives available for $10 at the Circulation Desk.

Printing and Copying

Print in black & white or color. Print jobs are held in the queue for four (4) hours before being deleted.

Cost to Print:

  • 10 cents per page for black & white
  • 50 cents per page for color

Add funds to your library card at the 2nd Floor Information Desk or at the print release station near the printer.

You can also print wirelessly from your own computer or mobile device and pick up print jobs at the library. Learn more about wireless printing.

GEPL printer and copier station on the 2nd floor.

Scanning and Faxing

Touch screen scanning station on the 2nd floor.

Scan documents and photos at the library’s SimpleScan Station. You can then send your file to the printer. Cost is 10 cents per page for black & white or 50 cents per page for color.

You can also send your scan to:

  • Email
  • Flash Drive
  • Google Docs
  • Fax

Or you can save your scan as a:

  • Searchable PDF
  • Microsoft Word (editable)
  • JPEG
  • TIFF

Wireless Internet Access

WiFi access is available. When accessing the library’s WiFi network, you agree to abide by the our Internet Use Policy. Library staff is unable to assist with setting up wireless internet on your computer; you are responsible for the set up, modification, or troubleshooting of your own equipment.

WiFi access is shut off 5 minutes before closing time each night.

Network Name: ge_wifi. No password.

To access the network you should have your TCP/IP set to obtain an IP address automatically and obtain a DNS server automatically.

The internet is a public network. Be aware that information sent from your laptop can be intercepted by anyone else with a wireless device and the appropriate software. Transmitting any personal information such as passwords, credit card, or Social Security numbers while using any wireless “hotspot,” including the library’s, is not recommended. If you choose to send personal information, make sure you are connected to a website that encrypts data using Secure Socket Layering (SSL). Virus and security protection is your responsibility.