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Public Computers & Internet Access

The Library currently has 40 computer workstations with internet access and a variety of application software on the Second Floor. Some workstations are also equipped with scanners. The Library also provides wireless internet throughout the entire building, including the meeting rooms.

Using Public Computers

An ICPL Library card provides two 1-hour sessions per day.

Visitor cards are available from the 2nd Floor Page Station and provide one 60-minute session per day. They require a signature and identification must be left at the Page Station.

Public Computer Cubicle


Printing is availble throughout the Library in black and white for 10¢ per page or color for 50¢ per page. All printing is sent to the print and copy station on the second floor. See our Printing Services page for more information on printing at the Library.

Usage Policy

You must accept the Library's Internet Usage Policy PDF icon to log onto the computers or use wireless internet. Public Computer users will be prompted to accept the policy prior to logging in with a library card number and a password; patrons using laptops must accept the policy using a web browser before wireless or ethernet access to the internet will be granted.

Wireless Settings

The Library's wireless SSID is Iowa-City-Public-Library. No password or WEP/WAP passphrase are required to connect.

Public Computer Software

Last updated: March 9th, 2015

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 7

Internet Browsers

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Opera

Office Software

  • Microsoft Office Professional 2013 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneNote, and Outlook)
  • OpenOffice
  • Adobe Reader XI
  • PDF Creator


  • MS Paint
  • IrfanView
  • GIMP

Media Players/Viewers

  • Roxio MyDVD
  • VLC
  • QuickTime
  • Windows Media Player
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
  • Audacity

Other Applications and Utilities

  • Google Earth
  • OverDrive Media Console
  • Notepad++
  • Java 8
  • ImgBurn