Library Technology

Use the Library Computers

We have 10 public internet computers at the library.

Dover Public Library card holders may use the computers for 3 hour each day, logging in with their 14 digit library number and their library password (which is initially set to the last 4 digits of the patron's phone number).

Library guests may pick up a guest pass that contains a username and password at the circulation desks for 2 hour of computer time each day.

Documents can be downloaded and saved to the computers, but any changes to the computers are erased every night.  Patrons are advised to delete any files they save to the computers to maintain their privacy.  Most thumb drives may be used in the library.

The computers have Microsoft Office programs, popular internet browsers and some Adobe applications. 

WiFi at the library

The library supplies Wifi for patrons who bring their own devices to the library.  There is no password required to connect to the library's Wifi (it is called DoverNet Public Wireless).  After you connect, open a browser to bring up our Acceptable Use Policy.  You'll need to re-accept every 90 minutes.  To re-accept, please open a new browser tab or window to bring up the Accept page again, then go back to what you were doing. 

Printing at the library

The library has a printer that prints in black and white or in color.  Black and white prints cost 15 cents, color prints cost 50 cents.  

The printer is located in the Reference Room in the doorway near the elevator. A Print Release Station computer is next to the printer.  Click on the button on the Print Release Station that says "Click Here to Print". Put your money in the coin box which is next to the Print Release Station. The coin box accepts coins (no pennies, please) and $1 and $5 bills. Change is returned, but no bills are returned - any amount over a dollar will be returned in quarters.  Then click on the "Print" link next to the name of your job.  Clicking the "Done" button will return your change.
 
Patrons can print from the library's public internet computers.  Choose File/Print in your application or browser and then choose one of the library printers.  After you click the print button you will be asked to name your job.  This name is only needed so that you can recognize which job is yours when you go to release it at the print release station.  After you click OK an additional box will let you know that your job is waiting in the queue.

Secure Printing

Many users want the printing process to be as simple as possible, but sometimes what you are printing is confidential and you want to be sure that you have control over your document.  We offer Secure Printing for these times.

For Secure Printing, you need to choose one of our Secure printers in your application when you print.  We have a Secure printer for black and white prints (15cent B&W Secure) and a Secure printer for color prints (50cent Color Secure). 

You will need to register as a New User once, and then can use the same username and password each time you come to the library.  After you are registered with our printing software, you will need to log in to send jobs to the printer when you choose one of our Secure Printers.  When you go to the Print Release Station instead of clicking on the "Click Here to Print" button, you will log in with your username and password.  Your jobs will show in this personal queue, and not in the general queue.  Because you need to log into the Print Release Station to see your personal queue no one else has access to your jobs.

Faxing at the Library

The Library offers faxing for $0.50 per page. The Fax machine is located between the Reference room and the Fiction book stacks. We cannot accept faxes here but they may be sent to a location from our machine. When typing the fax number, include the area code as well.

Microfilm at the Library

The Library has a microfilm machine for use in the reference room. Please ask for assistance with using the machine if you are not familiar.

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