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. 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

All Wichita Public Library computers run the Windows 10 operating system and have the following software:

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

Advanced Learning Library Computers

Computers at the Advanced Learning Library have the following additional software:

  • Audacity
  • Blender
  • GIMP
  • Inkscape
  • SketchUp

Get Help

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

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