Computers & Internet

General Information


The Douglas Public Library provides free use of public computers and free access to the Internet via the library's networked and wireless services. Access to the internet is provided as an integral part of the Library's research, education, and information missions.

Patron Usage


Patrons are welcome to:
  • Use all software installed on public computers
  • Use search engines or specialized databases to locate information
  • Use their own devices on the library's wireless network
  • Sign up online (in English or Spanish) for One-on-One help sessions or tutorials or download and submit a printed Computer Tutoring 1-on-1 Request (PDF) 
  • Download and save materials to their own storage devices
  • Print or photocopy documents at a nominal charge

Tutorials


The Douglas Public Library offers free One-on-One computer training/help sessions by appointment on these topics:
  • Use a computer (keyboard, mouse, basic navigation)
  • Set up a Facebook, email or other account
  • Use Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint
  • Search the Internet to find information online
  • Search for a job or write a resume
  • Fill out an online application (for jobs, benefits, unemployment, etc.)
  • Search the library catalog, order or renew materials, check your library account, and more
  • Use library databases, download ebooks, stream music & movies
  • Set up and use mobile devices (tablets, smartphones, etc.)
  • Send attachments or save files with USB, Google Docs, Dropbox and more
  • A specialized topic of your choice (see limitations)
Stop at the Circulation Desk, call the Library (at 417-7352), or sign up online (in English or Spanish) to schedule a one hour appointment with a staff member.

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