The library offers computers to the public for use in accessing the Internet as well as Microsoft Office software – Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint. All computers have DVD players.
Computer Use Procedures
To ensure fair and equal access for all library users, we require that you login with a VALID library card. Most of the computers are available for a one-hour session. If no one else is waiting to use the computers, you may extend your session time, up to a maximum of 4 hours per day.
If you do not have a library card, you may ask for a guest pass at the Circulation Desk. Guest passes are valid for up to two hours per day and are only good for the day they are issued.
Please review our Internet Access and Computer Use Policy.
- 23 public computers equipped with Internet access, are located in the Adult, Teen, and Youth Services area of the library.
- One scanning workstation is located in the Adult Services department. Patrons may scan and email documents from this station.
Enjoy free Internet access with your portable, wireless-enabled computers such as a laptop, tablets, iPhones and other wireless devices at the Brandon Township Public Library.
Wireless networks are less secure than other forms of data transmission because wireless data is sent through the air. The BTPL network is an open network and is not secure. The best way to be secure as possible on a wireless network is to not transmit information of a personal nature, such as social security numbers, bank account numbers, etc. Always assume that others may view any information you share or transmit. We strongly recommend that you have Antivirus and personal firewall software, and make sure it is updated. Most WiFi equipment will be compatible. However, the Brandon Township Public Library can make no guarantee to the compatibility of your equipment with the library’s network. The library cannot guarantee you will be able to make a wireless connection.
Please note: Brandon Township Public Library staff cannot assist with your computer, wireless network card, or configuration. They cannot perform any troubleshooting on your computer. You are responsible for knowing how to configure your own equipment. If you need assistance, refer to the manufacturer’s documentation or contact them directly. The library staff cannot accept the liability of handling your equipment. Brandon Township Public Library assumes no responsibility for any loss or damages done directly or indirectly to personal data or equipment, or for any damage or injury arising from loss of privacy arising from use of its World Wide Web server, wireless connection, or connection to other Internet services. Library staff is not responsible for any changes you make to your computer’s settings. Wireless users must comply with the Brandon Township Public Library Internet Access and Use Policy. Users are expected to use the library’s wireless access in a legal and responsible manner. Misuse will result in loss of library access and privileges.