Computer Lab

On the 3rd Floor

Contact the Computer Lab

Telephone: (409) 763 – 8854 ext. 130    Fax: (409) 763 – 1064
Email the Computer Lab Information Desk

Hours:

Monday – Thursday, 9:30 am – 8:45 pm
Friday – Saturday, 9:30 am – 5:45 pm
Sunday, Closed

 

Computer Lab
The main lab consists of 38 Dell PCs with large capacity hard drives and flat-screen monitors in a public setting. Computers run Windows 10 Operating System and are connected to high speed Internet. Software includes Microsoft Office Suite 2013. Wireless access is available for patrons with their own laptops and devices.

Three special workstations offer document scanning in a semi-private setting for special projects. One of these workstations is situated on an electronic height adjustable table for patrons who either cannot or prefer not to sit.

Three Study Stations provide computers with Windows 10 OS and I5 core processors, as well as 24″ touchscreen monitors and larger table desktop spaces to allow patrons the ability to spread out books and documents while doing work on the computer.

Three Laptop Stations, arranged in a similar fashion to the Study Stations, include an additional monitor, keyboard and mouse, and video connections for patrons who bring their own laptops and devices wanting to utilize a dual-screen experience.

Use of the Lab is free, subject to the Computer Use Policy. Both black & white and color printing is available for a small cash fee ($0.10 per page b&w; $0.50 per page color).

Faxing capabilities are also offered on the 3rd Floor. The cost to send faxes is $1.00 per page. The cost to receive a fax is $2.00 for up to 20 pages.

Scanning capabilities to an email or flash drive are free and highly encouraged.

Computer Use Policy
  • Computer use is free.
  • Printing is available for a nominal fee.
  • Pornographic sites are strictly forbidden.
  • Please remember this is a library: speak quietly, and do your visiting outside.
  • No food or drink is permitted in the Lab areas.
  • No telephone use is permitted except as absolutely necessary, e.g. to complete online business transactions.
  • Small children may not be left unattended and must be quiet. There are touch-screen computers in the Children’s Department on the 1st Floor specifically for young children.

Classes
Free classes are offered in varying topics and skill level requirements. New topics include how to access and search the Internet, an overview of the Microsoft Office Suite, and what’s available to you online on our website.

For more information and to register for classes, contact the Computer Lab at (409) 763 – 8854 ext. 130.  
To register for a 3D printing appointment, contact the Computer Lab at (409) 763 – 8854 ext. 130.

Poster Printing
Bring a flash drive with your ready to print high resolution graphics and images, or use the Library’s Computer Lab to create your own poster.

Poster Printing informational brochure: Poster Printing brochure

Internet Access for Personal Devices
The Library has free wireless access throughout the building. Patrons may bring their own laptops and devices to the Library and connect to our wireless network: LabRLWireless-2.4GHz or LabRLWireless-5GHz.