Our computer room offers the following to patrons and guests:
30 computer terminalswith internet access and Microsoft Office software
- Due to social distancing restraints, only 13 of our computers are available for use.
- Black and white printing and copying ($0.10/side)
- Color printing and copying ($0.25/side)
- Digital faxing
- Wireless printing from a laptop
- Guest access
Print wirelessly from your personal computer*.
*Requires that you be connected to the library’s wireless network. Not yet available on mobile devices.
Free Personal Computing
Library computers allow you to browse the internet, check email, use social media, prepare documents and files using Microsoft Office products, search for jobs, complete online applications, and much more. If you plan to watch videos, play games, listen to music, or otherwise need to hear sound while on the computer, bring headphones. You cannot download and install software from the internet on library computers. Bring your own USB drive if you plan to create and save files such as a resume or a school paper.
For your security, when you log off a library computer, it will reset and erase all the files you created as well as your internet activity.
†Guest passes are only available to adults over age 18. Click here for details
Leveling the Playing Field
Public libraries are vital resources in their communities. One way that libraries make a difference is by leveling the playing field for basic technology. Learn more in this video from the Idaho Commission for Libraries:
Computer Room Hours
Unless otherwise noted below, our computer room is open whenever the library is open. The computer system shuts down about 5 minutes before the library closes. Library hours are:
Please note: We may close all or part of the computer room at certain times for classes, programs, certification exams, or computer service needs. To find out if the computer room is currently open or has scheduled closures today, call 208-612-8460.
Computer Room Policies
The Idaho Falls Public Library’s public computer room is governed by two library policies. Your use of library computers constitutes your agreement to the terms of both policies:
Library card holders have up to 4 hours of computer access daily. Guests have up to 55 minutes daily. Due to restraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, all patrons and guests are limited to an hour a day until further notice. Library staff will not issue guest passes to minors under age 18 nor can they issue a second guest pass to visitors (but each pass is good for multiple logins until the alloted time has expired). All guests requesting access to the computer room will be asked to show valid identification. Staff do not supervise the online activity of minors with library cards. Computer workstations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.