Computers & Internet

To help maintain social distancing, a limited number of computers are in service.
A person uses a library computer

Internet access is available for free through public use computers and over Wi-Fi at all Wichita Public Library locations. All users must comply with the Library's Internet Acceptable Use Policy.

Using Computing & Internet Services

  • 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 the parent or legal guardian's library card.
  • Computer sessions are granted for 60 minutes, except at specially marked express stations. 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 library 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, Rockwell, and Westlink branches each have one ADA workstation.

Wi-Fi Access

At the Advanced Learning Library and Walters Branch, the wireless network name is WPL-PUBLIC. At all other locations, the wireless network name is Wichita Public Library.

To use the Wi-Fi, log in with your library card number and password.

Library Computers

Every Wichita Public Library location has computers running the Windows 10 operating system with the following software installed:

  • Adobe Reader
  • Calculator
  • Firefox web browser
  • Google Chrome web browser
  • Google Earth
  • Media Player Classic
  • Microsoft Edge web browser
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher)
  • Paint & Paint 3D
  • Windows Ease of Access

Advanced Learning Library Computers

Windows Computers

In addition to the previously listed software, the Windows computers at the Advanced Learning Library have the following:

  • Audacity
  • Blender
  • GIMP
  • Inkscape
  • SketchUp

macOS Computers

There are two 24" iMac computers at the Advanced Learning Library with the following software and hardware:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Acrobat, After Effects, Animate, Audition, Bridge, Character Animator, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, Lightroom, Media Encoder, Photoshop, Premiere)
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Teams, Word)
  • Google Chrome web browser
  • Extra ports for external storage devices like SD memory cards, thumb drives, and portable hard drives

Get Help

Need help using the Library's computers or online resources? Consider scheduling a Book-A-Librarian session.

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