701 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033

(717) 533-6555 library@derrytownship.org

Using Public Computers

Our PCs run on Microsoft Windows 10

Equipped with Microsoft Office Professional 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Access), our computers’ programs include Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox to browse the web, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, Adobe Air, Greenshot, Paint.Net, and Picasa 3 and VLC Media Player. To log on to a PC, you will need your library card or ask us for a guest pass for your visit.

Session Sign Up and Duration

PCs numbered 11-12 are intended for adult patrons. PCs 13-14 are reserved for our patrons under the age of 16.
Patrons may log in for one hour long sessions. You may log on for an additional 2 sessions during a 24 hour period provided there is no one signed up on the waiting list. Your total computer access time is limited to 3 hours per day.

Waiting List

If not all PCs are occupied, you do not need to use the waiting list.
In order to ensure that everyone has a chance to use our PCs, we employ an automated waiting list. This list is in effect once all PCs are full. You sign up for the waiting list at a dedicated PC located at the end of the circulation desk near the magazines. The waiting list assigns patrons to a specific PC once it becomes available. Once the waiting list assigns you to a PC, you have 5 minutes to log on to that PC or the PC will be assigned to the next patron in the queue.

Printing

Printing in black and white or color costs 20 cents per page. In order to print materials from a PC, send the file to print after previewing the print job. Go to the circulation desk to pay after which staff will release the document and then you collect it from the printer.

Wireless Printing

Yes, you can print from a laptop, smartphone or tablet (both Android and Apple). 20 cents a page, B&W or color.

Scanning

You may use the scan function and e-mail documents to a specified address.

CD or DVD / Flash Drive Access

You are welcome to bring documents and other materials from another PC to use at the library on a CD, DVD or a storage device that uses a USB connection.

Can programs be downloaded?

Sorry, no. The computers cannot process patron downloads of programs or updates. If you have a request for a download, please submit it in writing to the Circulation Desk. We will support your request as possible.

Do public computers save documents?

Your documents will be deleted immediately when you log-off. There is no way we can recover your documents after you log-off. If you want to save any documents, please save them via USB/flash drive, CD, ZIP drive or other online service, such as Google Drive, SkyDrive, Zoho.com. CDs-RW or DVDs- RW can be purchased at the Circulation desk or the Reference desk for $1.00.

Assistance

If you require help, please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff.