The Emporia Public library offers free computer access to users of all ages. We have 17 computer stations available in our Public Service Area, 6 computer stations available in the Young Adult Area, and 5 stations available in the Children’s Room.
All computers are equipped with Windows, high-speed Internet access, and Microsoft Office 2010. All computers are also equipped with the ability to print. All public access computers provided by the library are filtered and follow Kansas Children's Internet Protection Act (KS-CIPA).
Reference & YA Area:
We offer 17 computer stations in the Reference Area and 6 stations in the Young Adult Area. The 6 stations in the Young Adult area are geared more for our Young Adult patrons (6th grade and higher) while the reference area is available for everyone. All computer sessions are 60 minutes at a time.
Time can be extended by 30 minutes if there are no reservations for that computer.
All computers are equipped with the ability to print through our Print Kiosk. If the computers are full, patrons can reserve a computer when one comes available through our Reservation Kiosk.
Patrons are required to have an EPL library card to access the reference and young adult area computers.
We offer 5 computer stations in the children’s room, one of those being an AWE Early Literacy Station (ELS).
The Emporia Public Library offers free wi-fi access throughout the building. There is no password required. The library does not provide wi-fi users to print to the public printers. At this time, patrons have to either put their document on a flash drive, or e-mail it to themselves. Then they can log into one of our public machines and print the document.
For more information about our public computer and wi-fi access, please read our Computer Policy.