The computer lab is located in the Library Learning Center at Fort Branch. The lab is open and accessible to the public and features state of the art computer workstations with high speed internet access. We also provide a variety of classes including Keyboard and Coffee, Genealogical research and more.
Library computer workstations run Microsoft Windows and provides the most popular web browsers plus Microsoft Office software. Check with our friendly librarians to learn the availability of software and hardware throughout our computer lab, or inform them of any special requirements you may need.
The lab provides:
18 computer workstations
AccuCut Precision Die Cutting
Large widescreen monitors
Comfortable seating with additional electrical outlets and network ports for your laptop
Both libraries and the computer lab offer free wireless access (Wi- Fi) in public areas at all times the libraries are open. How to connect to the Library’s Wireless Network:
Using your computer’s network utilities, at Fort Branch look for the wireless network “FBPL-Guest-Wifi” at Haubstadt look for “HAUBGUEST”.
No password is required.
Limitations and Disclaimers Regarding Wireless Access
Please keep in mind that the Library’s wireless network is not secure. Information sent to or from your laptop can be captured by anyone else with a wireless device and the appropriate software, within approximately three hundred feet.
Library staff is not able to provide technical assistance and no guarantee can be provided that you will be able to make a wireless connection. The Library assumes no responsibility for the safety of equipment or for laptop configurations, security, or data files resulting from connection to the Library’s wireless network. Use of wireless network is governed by our computer use policy, please familiarize yourself with our terms and conditions of using the Library’s Wi-Fi network.
INTERNET USE POLICY
WiFi internet access is governed by our computer use policy.
WIFI ACCESS HOURS
Our WiFi Service is available at all hours the library is open.
Both libraries offer copying, printing, faxing and scanning. Talk to any one of the friendly staff who can help with any of these services. The computer lab offers copying, printing, and scanning.
Copies and computer printing costs: 10 cents for black and white copies and 20 cents for color. Double-sided copies cost 15 cents per sheet for black and white and 30 cents per sheet for color.
To send a fax it is recommended that you have a cover page that has the fax number and name of the person to whom you are sending it to. Charges, including the cover page, are $2.00 for the first page and $1.00 for each page following. We are able to scan onto your flash drives. We will not scan to an email.
We do have flash drives that can be purchased at the front desk for your convenience.
PRINT, COPY AND FAX FEES
Our fees for using Library printers, copiers, and fax services is governed by our fees policy.
The Lois Kissel Meeting Room is in the Fort Branch Learning Center, right next to the library in Fort Branch. We use it for our programs, movies, and meetings.
Anytime there is no prior event scheduled, the room is available for use. There are tables and chairs, easily seating 50 people. There is a movie screen for those wanting to do a Powerpoint presentation.
There are only two rules: there is no food or drink allowed, and your meeting must take place during regular library hours.
Currently, there is no charge for the use of the Lois Kissel Meeting Room and as long as everyone cleans up after themselves.
The Haubstadt Library has capabilities for very small meetings of 6-8 people. Persons interested in this venue must remember that the meeting must be held during hours that the library is open and there is no privacy. Same rule: no food or drinks allowed.
Call Fort Branch Library at 812-753-4212 or Haubstadt at 812-768-6005 to schedule.
As a courtesy, please call the library if you have scheduled our space and a decision is made not to use it.