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Computers, Copying, and Internet

Visit the library to use a desktop computer or laptop, pick up a document you printed from home, or scan important paperwork.

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 or local high school ID to check out a laptop.

GEPL computer stations on 2nd floor.

Time Limits

  • Computer – Monday through Saturday, three hours – longer if no one is waiting. We reserve the right to ask users to leave after three hours if someone is waiting.
    Sunday, one hour – longer if no one is waiting. We reserve the right to ask users to leave after one hour on Sundays if someone is waiting.
  • Laptop – Three hour limit

How to Get an Internet Guest Card

If you have a photo ID, staff at the 2nd Floor Information Desk can create an Internet Guest Card for you. Internet Guest Cards are good for one year and replacement cards cost $3.

Printing and Copying

Do you need to print something that is on your phone or do you not have a printer for your computer at home? Use PrinterOn to send items to the library to be printed in black and white or color. Print jobs are held in the queue for 12 hours and then deleted. For more detailed instructions, please visit our Wireless Printing page.

Cost to Print

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

Add funds to your library card at the print release station near the printer.

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 print your scan for 10 cents per page for black and white or 50 cents per page for color.

You can also send your scan to

  • Email
  • DropBox
  • Flash Drive
  • Google Drive
  • OneDrive
  • Restore Photo
  • Smart Device
  • Text translation
  • Text-to-audio
  • Fax

Or you can save your scan as a

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

Internet Access

Wi-Fi access is available. When accessing the library’s Wi-Fi 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.

Wi-Fi access is shut off five 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.