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Public Computer Center at the Central Library

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All 32 computers are running the Windows 10 operating system. One of the computers is wheelchair accessible, and may be reserved in advance. The wheelchair accessible workstation is available for up to 4 hours to people who are in a wheelchair. This station is also equipped with ZoomText software for people with visual disabilities. ZoomText magnifies the screen image and has a voice component so that the page can be read aloud.

All computers have Microsoft Office 2010, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher, and Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing software. 11 computers have ZoomText software, which magnifies the screen image for people with visual disabilities. ZoomText also has a voice component so that the page can be read aloud.

There are three printers available for printing your documents. There is also a machine for adding money to your account for additional printing needs. We have a device called SARA which can read your document to you. We also have a device called Optelec Clearview which will enlarge hardcopies of any article, book, or document onto a screen for you to read. If you need to get a hardcopy of your document onto your flash drive or email, we have a scanner available for public use.

Guidelines

People of all ages use the Public Computer Center for education, personal research, job searching, and apartment hunting. Guidelines have been established to ensure that those coming into the Center are able to take advantage of the opportunities provided.

You can reserve a two or four hour computer up to one week in advance. Reservations can be made by phone at (410) 545-6319 or in person at the Public Computer Center. As a courtesy to our customers, we will hold a reservation for 15 minutes before it is released to the next customer. Internet use in the Public Computer Center is guided by the Library's Internet policy.

Computer Classes

Computer classes are offered in the Public Computer Center, including beginning computer classes as well as classes on Microsoft Office and using the Internet.

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Computers & Internet Access


Enjoy free access to computers and the internet at all Pratt Library locations.

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Job & Career Information Center


Visit the Job and Career Information Center to find materials on job hunting, resume writing, interviewing techniques, and more.