Computers and software

Using library computers

Anyone with a library card from Worthington Libraries, Columbus Metropolitan Library, or Southwest Public Libraries may use library computers. Local residents who are not library card holders will need to apply for a library card to use the computers. Out-of-town visitors may request a guest pass for access to library computers.

Computers in the Adult, Teen and Tween areas of each library may be used in one-hour sessions, which may be extended if others are not waiting. You may have two sessions per day.

Express computers may be used in 15-minute sessions only. Use of Express computers counts toward the allotted daily sessions.

Computers in the Children's area— offering only early learning software and games— are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Computers in the Homework Help Centers are reserved for student use after school, Monday through Thursday. Outside of these hours, Homework Help Center computers may be used by all visitors in one-hour sessions, which may be extended if others are not waiting.

Software availability

Software Adult
computers
Express
computers
Homework
Help Center
computers
Teen
computers
Tween
computers
Children's
computers
Microsoft Office 2010
(Excel, PowerPoint and Word)
 
Adobe Acrobat Reader  
Windows Media Player  
WinWay Resume Deluxe        
TypeFaster Typing Tutor  
Kidspiration        
Pixie 3        
TimezAttack        
Tux, of Math Command        
Early learning software
(such as TumbleBook Library and One More Story)
         

Low-vision technology— including Kurzweil reader and ZoomText 10— is available on computers at Old Worthington Library and Northwest Library.