Services: Technology & Internet
Internet Access and Computer Software
All branches of the Kent District Library offer computer workstations with Internet access. Use of all computers is on a first-come, first-served basis. Computer users must enter an active library card number and PIN (Personal Identification Number) to access the Internet. Sessions are limited to 60 minutes per person, per day. First-time users must read, and agree to abide by, the Library’s Acceptable Use Policy. The Internet is filtered for users under 18 years of age.
The following software is pre-installed on all KDL terminals:
- Internet Explorer and Firefox
- Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint,)
- Windows Media Player
- Roxio Creator Starter (CD burning software)
- Acrobat Reader
For those with laptop computers, our branches also offer wireless access with no time limits.
Printing & Copying Services
Our libraries offer self-service print and copy stations that allow you to print in both color and black & white. You must purchase a print card in order to do this ($1 fee). Your card can then be refilled an unlimited number of times and used at any one of our 18 branch locations.
Feeling a bit confused when it comes to computers and technology? KDL offers a variety of computer classes to help you improve your computer skills and knowledge. From computer basics to learning Microsoft Word, KDL’s computer classes can help you feel more confident and comfortable with computers and technology. Check our program calendar for upcoming classes.
One-On-One Computer Training
Many of our branch locations offer one-on-one computer training. These training sessions usually last 45 minutes and must be scheduled in advance. Please contact one of our branch locations or check the branch pages for more information.
Online Resources and Training Tools
Online Productivity Applications
Free online applications and tools — from email to word processing and more!
Computer Tutorial Resources
Great online tuturials for the novice computer user.
KDL's Computer Tips Blog
Our computer trainers answer your computer conundrums, desktop dilemmas, and software scrapes.