Computers

Due to the library's increased efforts to maintain social distancing between patrons and staff, the number of available computers available in each department has been decreased.

Adults

Adults may use the 9 public computers available on the second floor. Addison Public Library cardholders are entitled to at least one hour on the computer each day (time may be extended if no one is waiting). Non-Addison cardholders are given Guest Passes at the IT Help Desk.

Teens (Grades 6-12)

Teens may use the 4 homework/gaming computers located in the Teen area on the second floor. The computers are loaded with Microsoft Office, games, and creative software.

Children (Fifth Grade and younger)

Touchscreen computers for children are available in the Children’s Library. The internet, Microsoft Office, Live Homework Help, TumbleBooks, TrueFlix, and BookFlix are available on the computers. 

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

Windows and Mac laptops are available at the IT Help Desk and Children's Desk for an in-library checkout with an Addison Public Library card. 

Filtering

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.