Computers & Wi-Fi

Computers and Laptops

Computers are located in the Adult Computer Lab (ages 15+), Teen Area (ages 11-14 and resident only), and Youth Area (10 and under). Laptops are also available for Lincolnwood cardholders (ages 15+). Computer users must have library cards that are in good standing. The library PCs and laptops are currently running Windows 7 with Microsoft Office 2010 and internet access.

To use a computer, walk up to any available station and type in your library card number.

To check out a laptop for use in the library only, visit the Reference Desk. Present a valid Lincolnwood library card and government-issued ID (e.g. Driver’s License) to borrow the equipment. Power cords, mice, and headphones are available. Laptops may not be left unattended or taken outside the building.

For patron privacy, all documents or files saved to the computers are erased after each session. Frequently saving your work to the cloud or a USB flash drive is highly recommended.

Black & white and color printers are available with 8.5″x11″ paper. See the print, copy, scan, & fax page for more details.

Time Limits


  • Lincolnwood cardholders — 4 hours per day
  • Registered reciprocal borrowers — 1 hour per day
  • Guest computer users — 15 minute sessions (no library card necessary)


  • Lincolnwood cardholders — 4 hours per day (Must be returned 20 minutes before the library closes.)

Early Literacy Stations

The Early Literacy Stations are kid-friendly computers in the Youth Area. Engaging and educational games designed for children aged 2-8 are available (no library card required).

Wireless Internet (WiFi)

A free, unsecured wireless network (LPLD-WiFi) is available throughout the library.

For sale at the Circulation Desk

  • USB flash drives (1GB) — $8
  • Head phones — $5

For more information about the use of library computer equipment, please review the library’s Public Internet and Technology Policy.