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Using Library Computers

Using Library Computers

Reserving Computers:

The library utilizes a self-service computer reservation system. The system allows users quick and equitable access to the library’s popular public-computing services. Using your library card number and personal identification number (PIN), there are multiple ways to reserve a computer: 

  • In the library, if there is an open research or express station, you may log in to the computer immediately. 
  • If all research and express stations at the branch are in use, use the branch reservation station to reserve a computer. You may reserve the next available computer, or make a future reservation for up to seven days in advance.  
  • You may reserve a computer from home, school, work or anywhere you have Internet access. Make your reservation for a computer at any available time and location that is convenient for you

    There are two types of computers available for reservation: 

    • Express computers may be used for 15-minute intervals and can be reserved through the reservation station and for that day only.  
    • Research computers may be used for intervals of one hour and can be reserved onsite or remotely. 

Catalog Access Computers:

Most locations have library catalog-only workstations so you may easily perform a quick catalog search or access your customer record. These workstations do not require a reservation.  

Wi-Fi

Citizen Wi-Fi is available at the following locations:

  • All Library Locations 
  • Other Chesterfield County sites:  
    • Chesterfield County Public Meeting Room
    • Community Development Building Multi-Purpose Room 
    • County Fair Site
     

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