Using the Library's Computers

To use the library's computers other than those reserved for the public catalog, individuals must present a valid Niagara Falls Public Library card or a card from any NIOGA Library System member library. Out of town visitors can be issued a temporary "guest pass."
The library reserves the right to set time limits for the use of various computers in the building. PC's in the Children's Room are reserved for children. As with all users, patrons who use the computers are subject to the Library's Code of Conduct and its Policy on Public Use of the Internet.

Computers Available

There are over fifty computers available in the Library and they can be used for applications including Internet access, word processing, spreadsheet and database programs, access to the library's research databases, children's programs, and more.

Public Catalog PC's
There are four PCs in the main reference area and two in the children's room reserved exclusively for access to the public catalog in order to allow users to find items in the library's collection.

Multi-use PC's:
There are over forty PC's are located in the main reference area and may be used for Internet access, library research databases, word processing and various other applications, including e-mail. The workstations are connected to networked printers, and copies are available for 15 cents a page.

Users must be thirteen years of age or older to access the Internet in the main reference area. Users under the age of thirteen may access the Internet in the children's room under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian. See "Computers for Children" for additional information.

Word processing, etc:
Three PC's are situated between book stacks just beyond the Reference desk, and they are reserved for word processing and other programs that are part of Microsoft Office98.

Printing cost: .15 per page

Computers for Children

The library's children's room is equipped with six state-of-the-art PC's. Each workstation has over twenty-four programs ranging from children's learning tools to educational games. A networked printer is part of the system.

There are also two Internet workstations reserved specifically for children aged 12 and under.  A parent or guardian must sit with the child while they use the Internet.  Present a library card to the children’s department staff to be logged on to an Internet station.