internet


Using the public machines:
You may connect to the Internet through the Library.  Internet users must have a valid Oak Ridge Public Library card and pin number to access the Internet at the library. Those living outside the city limits may purchase a full service library card for $45 a year, which will allow them to check out library materials in addition to accessing the Internet, or buy a visitor card for Internet use only. The visitor cards cost $2 and be valid for one day. Please ask at the Reference Desk for more details concerning this service.

The Library has four computers provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. These computers are equipped with the Microsoft Office Suite (word processing, spreadsheets, etc.), a variety of educational software packages, as well as games for children.

Internet Express:
Two Internet Express stations have been set up to allow patrons quick access to email or to the Internet.  No library card or visitor pass is required, and the length of the session is 15 minutes.  Printing is available from these computers.  See the Reference Librarian to log you on and get you started.  

Wireless Access:

Bring your laptop and surf the web.  Wireless access has been configured for use in the Library.  Please see a Reference Staff member for the correct settings to connect.