Use a Computer

The library has public computers with Internet access, and printing capabilities.

For Adults and Teens (7th Grade+):

The Library has 18 computers in the Lab/Reference area with high-speed 
Internet access and Microsoft Office for use by the public.

Fort Dodge Public Library card holders should use their cards to log onto the computers.
To sign on to a computer, enter your entire library card number, without spaces
Your PIN will be the last 4 digits of your card number.


Individuals without a Fort Dodge Public Library card (or patrons who have
 forgotten their cards) will be issued a day pass at the Check Out Desk
 after presenting a photo ID.

Teens under 18 must have a signed parental permission form on file before they can access the Internet using the library's computers.


Individuals are able to use the computers for up to two hours per day. Patrons may use their two hours in multiple sessions. Computer time can not be extended past the allotted two hours.
Fees for printing are:

$.10 per page for B&W

$.50 per page for Color


Computers automatically shut down 15 minutes prior to the library's closing time. 
Monday and Tuesday computers shut down at 7:45 pm
Wednesday - Friday computers shut down at 5:15 pm
Saturdays (when open) computers shut down at 12:45 pm



For Children (thru 6th Grade):

The Library has 5 computers in the Children's Department with educational games. The children's computers do NOT have internet access.
Computers in the Children's Department are for use by children only.

Printing is not available from the computers in the Children's Department.
 

Children 10 and under must be attended by an adult while they are using the computers.

Children with a Fort Dodge Public Library card should use their card to log onto the computers.

Children who do not have a Fort Dodge Public Library card (or who have forgotten their cards) will be issued a day pass at the Check Out Desk after giving staff their name.

Children must have a signed parental permission form on file before they can access the Internet using the library's computers, internet computers are in the adult computer area.

Children are able to use the computers for up to 30 minutes per day.

Computers automatically shut down 15 minutes prior to the library's closing time