Library Computers


Use our computers

We have 12 Windows computers in the library!  You do not need to have a WBPL library card to use our computers.

  • 6 desktops
  • 5 laptops that do not leave the library
  • 1 express computer for quick printing

First-come, first-served.  No need to call ahead, but feel free to contact us first if you think you’ll need extra assistance.

How to log on

You don’t need a WBPL account to use our desktop computers!

If you have a library card, you can use the “patron ID” located with the barcode on the back of your card.  See the instructions for accessing your account.

If you don’t have a card, ask library staff for a guest pass.

For help logging on and using the computers, please ask at the library front desk.


Use your computer

screenshot of WBPL wifi networks

The library also has free Wi-Fi for anyone who brings in their own Wi-Fi enabled device.

Look for the network called West Branch Public Library.  There is no password, but you may be asked agree to our internet policy.

Visit the Wi-Fi page for more details.


imageserviceCheck out a Chromebook

The library also has 2 Chromebook laptops for checkout!

How do Chromebooks work?

  • You check it out like a book – they go out for 1 week
  • It can be used anywhere there’s a Wi-Fi connection
    • Use with home internet
    • Connect WBPL Wi-Fi inside or outside the library
    • Take to another library
    • Take to a coffee shop, restaurant, hotel, etc.
  • It uses the Chrome browser and Google apps to access the internet
  • You do not need a Google account to get online
  • But it can be synced to your Google/Gmail account

Chromebook rules:

  • You must have a WBPL library card in good standing
  • You must be 14 years of age or older
  • Chromebooks check out for 1 week
  • Replacement cost for Chromebooks damaged through negligence could be up to $300

Each Chromebook comes with a booklet offering some tips to get you started!

If you don’t have access to Wi-Fi, we also have mobile internet hotspots available to check out!  Check out our Wi-Fi page for more information about hotspots.


Policies

Internet Policy

Laptop Policy