Use a Computer

Manassas Park City Library is pleased to offer laptop checkout service to patrons. Patrons will be able to access the library’s wireless network, information resources, library printer, the Internet and other provided software with a library laptop. The laptops must be used in the Library. All patrons must follow the Internet and Public Computer Use Policy when using a computer in the library. 

What is available for checkout?

The library circulates the laptop and power cord if needed; no earphones, external keyboards, external mice, external hard drives, or any other devices will be provided. Patrons may use any personal device that uses a USB connection, including a keyboard, mouse and USB flash drives. 

Who can check out a laptop?

Laptop computers may only be checked out by a patron with a library card.  The library card must be in good standing with no fines, no outstanding lost library materials, and no other blocks on the card. Parents will be required to check out laptops for children under the age of 13.

The first time a laptop is checked out patrons must read the MPCL Laptop Policy and sign a copy of the Laptop Use Agreement Form, which will be kept on file. A copy of the policy will be given to the patron. The patron will then be listed in the system as Laptop Eligible. Patrons below the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian complete the Laptop Policy Form in the presence of Library Staff.

Can I take the laptop home?

Laptop computers check out for in-library use only. Laptops connect to the Library network through a wireless connection. 

How long can I use the laptop?

Laptops are available on a first come, first served basis for 60 minutes at a time, which can be extended if no one is waiting.

How can I connect to the internet?

Internet access is available on all library laptops.  The Internet is filtered.

The Library offers free, wireless Internet access. At this time, you cannot print from personal devices on the wireless network. 

Can I print from the library’s computers?

Yes. Pages cost 20 cents per page for Black and White.  50 cents per page for Color.

Can I print from my computer/phone?

Yes. You will need your library card or request a temporary card number from staff at the front desk then navigate here to our Mobile Printing site.

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In observance of Thanksgiving, MPCL will close at 5pm on Wednesday, November 23rd and will be closed all day Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th. We will reopen on Saturday, November 26th at 10am.