We currently have 6 public desktop computers available with a 60 minutes per day limit. If you have a library card, you can immediately log in to any computer marked Available. Guest passes are available at the checkout desk. Reserve a computer by calling 360.442.5300. Reservations using a library card can be made up to a week in advance; guest pass reservations are same day only.
Free wifi is available at the Library. Select the LibPublic network. A browser page should open showing the terms of service. Accept the terms at the bottom of the page to continue to the internet. Printing from wifi is available via the free PrinterOn app, e-mail, or web portal. Learn more here.
Patrons wanting to use the internet at the Library can now set their appointments using the PC Reservation system. Reserve Online!
A kiosk has been set up near the internet computer area where patrons can set their own appointments using their Library Card or a Guest Pass.
Guest Passes can be obtained from the Information Desk. A Guest Pass is only good for one day. Guest Pass users cannot set appointments for later in the week - the guest pass expires at the end of the day it is made.
Library Card users can set appointments later in the week. Patrons can have only one appointment scheduled at a time (multiple appointments are not allowed).
You are allowed a total of two hours of internet computer use per day. You initially receive a 60 minute session and can add the remaining time to the end of that session if no other reservations are waiting, or you can make a reservation for later in the day. All leftover time expires at the end of the same day.
To set an appointment at the Self-Reservation Kiosk, follow the posted directions. If a computer is available immediately, no reservation is needed. You can sit at an available computer and enter your library card number (no spaces) or Guest Pass number to begin your session. If no reservations are scheduled for that computer, you'll receive the full 60 minute session. If an appointment is scheduled, you will be offered a short session (Minimum 10 minutes).
The computer will give a time warning 5 minutes before the end of the session. When the session is finished, you will no longer have access, so use the 5 minute warning to log out of your accounts and print or save your work. If there is no reservation scheduled after the patron's appointment, the computer will offer extended time depending on the reservation schedule and how much time you have used.
If no computers are available immediately, you can set an appointment for the next available PC. You will receive a receipt with the appointment information. There is a 10 minute grace period for each reservation. If you log in late and there is an appointment already scheduled for another person, the session will be shortened. You will not lose minutes, but the session will stop for the next appointment. If you do not log in before the 10 minute grace period expires, the appointment is cancelled and you'll have to make a new appointment.
You can use your minutes any way you like as long as computers are available. Be sure to click on End Session to not waste any minutes. If you don't click End Session, the session will continue for 10 minutes - subtracting that time from your available time - before logging off.
If you need to step away from a computer for any reason, there is a Hide Screen option. The screen will be hidden for up to 10 minutes. You can return and enter the password you set to resume the session. Holding the screen does not increase your amount of time. The time away from the computer is counted in the total session time.
To print jobs sent to the printer, use the Self-Serve Printing Kiosk. Follow the posted directions to receive your prints.
As part of our mission, The Longview Public Library provides access to the Internet for our patrons through library computers as well as wireless access through patron-owned devices.
The Library encourages library users to be responsible and considerate citizens in their use of the Internet in this public setting. Use of these resources is made possible through public funds. Patrons who use the Internet in the Library must agree to abide by this Internet Use Policy, the City of Longview's Public Wi-Fi Access Terms and Conditions, and the Library's Rules of Conduct. Failure to abide by these policies may result in the loss of Library Internet use privileges.
Board Approved: 11/29/2021
For information on how children and their parents can learn to use the Internet safely go to SafeKids.