Library Computers [top]
The Library offers 26 PCs (Windows-based) on the main floor for public use, 4 of which are express 15-minute stations.
Patrons may log on to an library computer with a Library Card. Computers are available on a first come, first served basis fopr up to two (2) hours per day. All computer users agree to follow the library’s Acceptable Use Internet Policy.
All PCs can access the Internet, are loaded with Microsoft Office software, have USB 2.0 ports and headphone jacks, and are networked to black and white and color ($.25/page) laser printers. Self service scanner is available. There is a 15 minute time limit and it is $.25/page to print.
Computer/Internet Classes [top]
The Haverhill Public Library offers free Beginning Internet Classes. Classes are small with lots of individual attention and hands-on practice. Each class is approximately two hours long. You do not have to own a computer to take these classes, but you are welcome to bring your own laptop.
The class schedule is announced quarterly; check the Library Calendar of Events, or call 978-373-1586 x608 to register. Current classes include:
- Internet 1: Using a Mouse/Surfing the Internet
For those you have never touched a computer or have limited mouse skills, this class will introduce the basics of using a computer mouse and keyboard. We will then visit a number of Internet sites and learn some basic web browsing skills. Finally, you will learn how to get to a web site when you know its address. No special skills are required to take this course. The library also offers an Internet Basics Handout for you to read through.
- Internet 2: Searching the Web
The Internet is a great source of information, and can also be lots of fun! In this class we will begin by reviewing material from Internet 1. Then you will learn how to find good web sites and information using Google and other search tools. The class will allow ample time for you to practice what you have learned and to do some searches of your own. Preference is given to those who have taken Internet I. We also developed an Online Database Search Handout for your use.
In lieu of a class on using email, the Library has developed an Email Handout that walks you through the steps of setting up and using your own free e-mail account on the Internet.
We also have a list of links we think you’ll find useful.
Technology Toolkit [top]
The Library offers a Technology Toolkit to acclimate users to e-book readers, digital cameras, handheld gaming and more. Please make an appointment or sign up for a scheduled Technology Petting Zoo session to use the toolkit.
Wireless access is available throughout the library on an unsecured network. At present, there is no wireless printing.