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Computers & Internet

Computers and free Wi-Fi are available for public use at all locations.

All users must comply with the Library’s Internet Acceptable Use Policy.


  • Use your library card number and password to log onto a computer. If all computers are in use, you may reserve the next available PC from a self-service station (where available) or at the nearest service desk.
  • Only one computer can be assigned per library card.
  • A child may sign up using his or her parent’s or legal guardian’s card.
  • At the Comotara Branch and in the Children's Center at the Central Library, sessions are limited to 30 minutes. At all other locations, sessions are 60 minutes.
  • There is no daily limit on computer time; however, if someone reserves your computer, you will not be allowed to extend your time and must reserve the next available PC upon the end of your session.
  • Files stored on public computers are automatically deleted at the end of each session. Library staff can recommend options for saving files created or modified on Library workstations.
  • The Alford, Angelou Northeast, Evergreen, Rockwell, and Westlink branches each have one ADA workstation.

The following software is available on public computers at every Library location:

  • Microsoft Office 2013 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher)
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Google Chrome
  • Adobe Reader XI
  • Windows Media Player
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Java
  • Calculator
  • Paint
  • Accessibility software

Need help using the Library’s computers or online resources? Consider a Book a Librarian session.

Internet & Wi-Fi

Internet use is filtered. Customers age 18 and older may ask staff at the nearest service desk for an unfiltered session. If you are blocked from using a website that you believe should not be blocked, submit a request for a site review through the filter notice page.

Free wireless Internet access is available at all locations to customers with a Wichita Public Library card in good standing.

  • Log in to the wireless with your library card number and password.
  • There is no time limit for Wi-Fi users.
  • The filter on wireless Internet access cannot be disabled by staff.
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