Most libraries have internet/word processing computers especially for use by children aged 12 and under. See below for branch-specific details.

  • Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult while they use the computer.
  • Black and white printouts may be made. The cost is $.15 a page. Color printing is not available.
  • Each child must have their own, valid library card to use a computer.
  • Thumb drives are available for $5 at the circulation desk.
  • Wireless is available in all library locations. If you plan to use the sound on your device, please bring earbuds. Device volume must be turned off in the library.

Brightwood: Six internet computers, two computers with pre-loaded games, two computers for word processing. Each session lasts 30 minutes. Children may have two sessions per day. Headphones are not provided. Earbuds are available at the Circulation desk for $1.

Central Library Children’s Room: Six internet computers. Each session lasts 30 minutes. Children may have two sessions per day. Headphones are provided.

East Forest Park: One internet computer, one computer with pre-loaded games. Each session lasts 30 minutes. Children may have two sessions per day. Headphones are not provided. Earbuds are available at the Circulation desk for $1.

East Springfield: Six internet computers available for use by all ages. Each session lasts 30 minutes. Children may have two sessions per day. Headphones are available on four computers. Earbuds are available at the Circulation desk for $1.

Forest Park: Twelve internet computers, one iPad pre-loaded with preschool games. Each session lasts one hour. Children may have one session per day. Headphones are only provided for the preschool computer, not the internet ones. Earbuds are available at the Circulation desk for $1.

Indian Orchard: Two internet computers, two computers with pre-loaded games, one word processing station. Each session lasts 30 minutes. Children may have two sessions per day. Headphones are not provided. Earbuds are available at the Circulation desk for $1.

Mason Square: Two internet computers. Each session lasts 30 minutes. Children may have two sessions per day. Headphones are provided. Earbuds are also available at the Circulation desk for $1.

Sixteen Acres: Two internet computers, one computer with pre-loaded games. Each session lasts 30 minutes. Children may have two sessions per day. Headphones are not provided. Earbuds are available at the Circulation desk for $1.