212 West Cady St, Northville, MI 48167
Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

Public Internet Computers

The library offers computers to the public for use in accessing the Internet as well as Microsoft Office software – Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher and Access.  All computers have CD burners and 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 and PIN (personal indentification number).  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 five hours per day.

If you do not have a library card, you may ask for a guest pass at the Reference Desk, but you must have valid identification.  Guest passes are valid for 2 hours total in one-hour sessions.

Please review our complete Guidelines for Public Computers and the Policy on Internet Access

Overview

  • 16 public computers equipped with Internet Access are located on the lower level of the library.
  • All are equipped with adaptive features for patrons with restricted vision, and include large print keyboards (on PC09 and PC10), MS Magnify and MS Narrator.
  • Two Genealogy workstations are available in our Local History Room on the lower level.  These workstations feature:  Family Explorer, FamilySearch Indexes, GenSmarts, Ancestry View.  These computers are restricted to Genealogical and Local History sites ONLY.
  • One Digital Microfilm workstation in the Local History Room.  This station has: ST200X Microfilm Scanner, Photoshop Elements 6.  No Internet or word processing.
  • Eight library catalog workstations located on both levels for searching the library’s holdings. No Internet, word processing or printing.

Software Included on 16 Public Internet Computers

  • Windows 7
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Word 2013
  • Microsoft Excel 2013
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
  • Microsoft Publisher 2013
  • Microsoft Access 2013
  • Microsoft Movie Maker
  • Mango Languages
  • MS Paint
  • IMG Burn

Public Internet Printer

To print from Public Computers, you need to put money on your library card.  See more under Print Release Station and Library Payment Center.

Know Your PIN

You need to know your PIN (Personal Identification Number), a password which is attached to each library card before you can log into the computers and to print from the computers. Each library card is assigned a default PIN when issued, but we encourage you to change it to your own, unique PIN.

If you do not know your PIN, bring your library card OR photo identification and library staff can look up your PIN.

Time on the Public Computers

  • With a Valid Library Card

    Maximum of 5 hours per day,
  • Visitor Card (provided with valid ID)

    Maximum of 2 hour per day,