About Internet Access
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library provides computers and Internet access in support of the library’s mission to provide services emphasizing general information and information literacy. The library’s Internet access is intended primarily as an informational and educational resource. Internet Access is available at all branches. For more details, please see JMRL's full Computer and Internet Access Policy.
- Visitors may request a guest pass to use library computers if they do not have a library card.
- Guest passes are valid for 7 days in the building where issued.
- Use of library computers is limited to 30 minutes when others are waiting.
In compliance with the Children's Internet Protection Act, all library computers have filtered internet access. Adults (17+) must present proper identification (picture ID with date of birth) when requesting unfiltered Internet access.
Library staff does not supervise juvenile patrons' internet use (see Policy 4.234)
Printing from public-access PCs is available at all library branches. Printing of computer materials will be charged in accordance with the Circulation Fines and Fees policy. Current costs for printing and photocopying are $.10 black and white, $.50 color. Cash accepted for payment; credit card minimum is $1. If you need assistance, please contact the specific branch.
Connect to the printing system from your device and pay for printing just like you do when printing from Library computers. Wireless printing is available at all branches, just choose your branch to get started.
You will need a laptop, smartphone, tablet, or any device that can connect to wireless internet. A JMRL library card is not required. Anyone who complies with the Library's Computer and Internet Access Policy (PDF) may use JMRL's Wireless Access service.
If your device doesn't establish a connection automatically, look for available networks and select JMRL-Public or JMRL-Ting. If you are not prompted immediately to accept JMRL's Computer and Internet Access Policy, open a web browser and direct it to www.jmrl.org. Once you have accepted JMRL's policy, you are granted access to guest Wi-Fi.
Library staff will assist you in configuring your Wi-Fi connection or attempt to troubleshoot any problems you encounter while using the Wi-Fi in the library. For your protection staff are not allowed to touch your laptop or device in order to help you, but will do whatever else they can.
Wi-Fi is offered at all JMRL branches.
JMRL circulates Chromebooks that can be checked out and used within the library. Patrons must submit a signed Chromebook User Agreement form before checking out a Chromebook. See Circulation or Reference staff if you would like to check one out.
Chromebooks do not have Microsoft Office available. You may download a blank document, spreadsheet or powerpoint file by selecting the links below:
Microsoft Word = opens in Google Docs on Chromebook
Microsoft Excel = opens in Google Sheets on Chromebook
Microsoft PowerPoint = opens in Google Slides on Chromebook
Wireless data can be intercepted easily. Utilizing virus protection, a personal firewall, and other measures to protect the information on your device is highly recommended and is the sole responsibility of the user. JMRL is not responsible for any loss of information or damage to your device that might result from using the library wireless network or other internet access in the library.