Computers & Internet

Internet Access


The library has 12 public computers for Internet access and Office functions (including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint), and two computers for library catalog access only. No Macintosh computers are available. Four computers are for use by patrons ages 18 and over only; three computers are for patrons ages 17 and under only; and five computers can be accessed by patrons of all ages, one of which limits sessions to 15 minutes each and requires no sign-in.

All patrons wishing to use the public computers must have a valid OCLN library card. Users who do not live in Whitman and/or do not have a valid OCLN library card may obtain a one-day guest ID from a library staff member.

Policy on Acceptable Use of the Internet in the Library


Time Limits


Computer use at the Library is extremely popular, and waits for available computers are commonplace. Computer sign-up software manages an automated wait list for patrons.

Computer Assistance & Instruction


Library employees are happy to assist patrons as time allows, but a small staff in this busy library usually limits extended time away from the circulation desk. Patrons using computers are expected to have a working knowledge of how to operate a computer and search the Internet independently. If extensive research help is needed, patrons are advised to schedule an appointment to ensure an appropriate staff member is available.

Printing, Scanning and Faxing


Black and White Printing is $.15 per page.
Color Printing is $.50 per page.
Faxing is $1.00 per page.
Scanning is free.