Computers and Internet Resources
Our library provides a wide variety of technology resources that you may find useful:
Free Public-Access Computers - We have several up-to-date computers at both locations, with extremely fast (T3) internet connections!
And now, you can print COLOR photos and other documents from any computer.
Special Graphics Workstation - This is a special computer that you can use to do just about anything. Scan and Print COLOR photos, download and install your own software, burn CD's/DVD's and much, much more...
Wireless Access - Connect to our free wireless internet access "hot spot" - either inside or outside of the library building - Read details and "how-to" instructions here...
Remote Internet Access Station Project:
McDonald County Library is currently seeking locations for new Public Internet
an effort to better serve rural McDonald county residents, the
library is looking to place computers in numerous locations all over
the county. The library is particularly interested in setting up
public Internet-accessible computers in the small communities that
are furthest away from the library's current branches. More information is available here...
Preview DVD movies
- Thinking about checking out some DVD movies, but aren't sure which
ones you want? You can pop any of our movie DVD's available for
checkout into a public access computer, and watch some clips to see if
it is the one you want.
Cassie makes it easier for you, since there are no more Sign-In/Out
Sheets necessary... Just sit down at any Public-Access
computer displaying the "Cassie Cat" logo with a green "Available" box on the screen.
Our library's user & print management system is: CASSIE
To log in, just use your library card number and PIN (password) and you're ready to go...
It is our policy to make our public-access computers
available to everyone on a fair and equal basis. Adults (18+) may use
our computers at any time by agreeing to our Computer and Internet use
policies. Minors who wish to use our internet-accessible computers must
be registered patorns of the McDonald County Library, and have a signed
permission slip on file from their parent or legal guardian.
Our computers have internet pornographic content filtering enabled by default, as required by the Child Internet Protection Act
(CIPA). Internet filtering technology is imperfect, and can
occasionally result in "false-positive" blocking of legitimate
non-pornographic web sites. Therefore, adults (18+) can choose to have
filtering disabled for the duration of their session just for the
asking, but are reminded that viewing of pornographic material is not allowed at our library, and doing so will result in the loss of their computer use privlidges.
Full information about our Computer and Internet use policy is online.
Some free & easy ways that you can make your PC at Home more SECURE.