Computers are located in the Adult Room, Quiet Room, and Children’s Room for access to the Internet, including the library catalog, and subscription databases. Word processing is also available on all of these computers. All of the public computers are running a Windows 10 operating system. Microsoft Office is available for on all public computers. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Access are accessible in Microsoft Office. Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Google Chrome are available as web browsers. Adobe Reader 11 is also on every computer.
All computers are protected with anti-virus software. Our computers DO NOT have floppy drives. There is an external floppy drive available for use at any of the computers at the Reference Desk.
Using your Sayreville library card
You may select any unoccupied computer. Enter your library card number and PIN. Your first session will begin immediately. Sayreville patrons may use public computers for up to 2 – one hour sessions per day. Sayreville residents must use their own Sayreville library card. If you don’t have your card with you, go to the Circulation desk and ask for a lookup. Three free lookups will be provided in a year. After three lookups, you will need to buy a replacement card for $3.00. Computer use will be denied if your card expired or has excessive fines. Go to the Circulation Desk to renew your card or pay fines.
Don’t have a Sayreville library card?
Go to the Reference Desk to get a guest pass. You will receive a guest pass good for one hour. You can select any unoccupied computer and enter the card number and PIN from the guest pass. You may only receive one guest pass per day.
If you do not want to use a guest pass and you do not have a library card, you may use one of our 15 minute session stand-up Express computers located in the Adult Room. These Express machines do not require a card or pass, but do ask you to type in your name or some other form of identification. (Should you need to print, this will be what you use to release your print job. Please remember what you type in!) After 15 minutes, the session will close automatically.
Do you need more time?
30 minutes of additional time will automatically be granted provided that at least one computer is free in the area you are sitting. Extra time is not guaranteed to be offered the hour leading up to closing time. If another person is waiting for a computer, your session will end and no extension will be offered.
Save your work and keep your business private
You should save your work frequently to a website or flash drive (available for purchase at the front desk). Your work will not be saved on the computer once your current session ends. Log out of all accounts before leaving!
Select the item you wish to print. Use print preview to see your print job. Go to the self service station and scan your library card or guest pass. Select and pay for printouts, following the instructions on the screen. Black and white pages cost 15 cents and color pages cost 35 cents. You can print during your session, or wait until after your session ends. The print manager will save your print jobs until the end of the day. Please note that all computers have access to both black and white printing and color printing.
Assistance from library staff
Our staff will assist you with questions and problems using our equipment and to navigate the library’s website. We do not provide assistance using other websites, word processing, or using other computer applications. The library offers free basic computer training classes and can give you information on additional classes
Computer use behavior rules
Only one person may use a computer. For group projects, or if you have a small child with you, use the computers in the Children’s room.
The full Computer Use and Internet Use policy is available here.