• All Wichita Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 and will be closed all day Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29.

Computers & Internet

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, Evergreen, Rockwell, and Westlink branches each have one ADA workstation.

Wi-Fi Access

At the Advanced Learning Library, the wireless network name is ALL-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

After Hours Computer Lab

The After Hours Computer Lab at the Maya Angelou Northeast Branch Library offers technology assistance on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m. while the Library is closed. Twelve laptops are available to use during that time. Assistance with job applications, resumes, printing documents, internet research, and other digital needs will be given first priority.

Get Help

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

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