Adults may use the 40 public computers available on the second floor. Addison Public Library cardholders are entitled to at least two hours on the computer each day. Non-Addison Public Library cardholders should contact the Adult Services desk (630.458.3318) for restrictions and requirements.

We also have two walkup Internet stations available to anyone 18 or older to use for 15 minutes.

Teens (Sixth Grade through High School)

With parental permission, teens may use the 40 public computers located on the second floor.

We also have five homework/gaming computers in the Teen area loaded with Microsoft Office, games, and creative software. Internet access is restricted. No parental permission is required to use these computers.

Children (Fifth Grade and younger)

Touchscreen computers for children are available in the Children’s Library. Microsoft Office, Live Homework Help, TumbleBooks, TrueFlix, and BookFlix are available on most of the computers. The game computers, which don’t require a library card, have links to games appropriate for different ages. The internet computers are limited to children with a library card and signed parental consent. Children with Addison Public Library cards may use the computers up to two hours and must follow the library’s internet Rules.

The Children’s Library also has two iPads loaded with apps for use by young children.

We have a walkup Internet station available to adults accompanying a child to use for 15 minutes.


Laptops running Windows or Mac OS X are available at the Adult Services desk for a two-hour in-library checkout with an Addison Public Library card. Seven Teen Macbooks are also available to teens with Addison Public Library cards at the same desk.

The Children’s Library has a PC and a Mac laptop to check out to parents for an hour of in-library use with an Addison Public Library card.


The library uses an Internet filtering system on our desktops and Wi-Fi that blocks sexual and malicious content. Use of filtering is not a guarantee that all sites considered objectionable have been blocked. 

Filtering may block sites that are not considered objectionable. Our staff will deactivate filtering upon request for patrons aged 17 and above.