Computers, Internet, Fax, Mobile Printing

General Info

Computers and wireless internet are available at all Bryan+College Station Public Library System locations. Some computers are solely for searching our catalog, while others are internet equipped. Check with a librarian to locate the correct type of computer. Computer usage is limited to one hour per day at each location. If no one is waiting, the computer will offer the option of extending by 15 minutes twice. Log on using your library bar code and your PIN number. The front desk can reset PIN numbers. Wireless internet is available all day.

People who live out of the area can get a temporary, one-day pass from the Reference Desk. If you will be using our internet more than once, please ask the front desk for a non-borrower card. If you live locally, please obtain a library card to get on the computers. You will be asked to show identification.

You must use your own library card to access the internet. If someone else uses your card, you can lose your internet access.

Carnegie History Center

Internet computers at the Carnegie are for genealogy research. Contact the Carnegie for help with genealogy databases and websites.

Clara B. Mounce Public Library

The Clara B. Mounce Public Library has computers on the first floor, including “Express Internet Computers” for printing. Color printing is available for an additional fee. The Mounce Library also has a computer lab on the second floor, which is sometimes used for free computer classes. Check with the Reference Desk for the current class schedule.

Larry J. Ringer Library

The Larry J. Ringer Library has six library catalog computers (no internet access) located in front of the Reference Desk. Public access computers are located directly behind the Reference Desk, behind the Juvenile Nonfiction section, in front of our study rooms, and in two individual computer rooms to the left of the front (checkout) desk. There is a map of computer stations at the Reference Desk and at the print release station. Black-and-white printing is available for 10 cents a page. Color printing is 50 cents a page.

Wireless Internet

Wireless Internet (WiFi) is available at all three library locations. Electrical outlets are available if you need to plug in your device.

For more information, view our WiFi policies, or speak with a reference librarian for assistance.

Computer Classes

Ringer Library (College Station)

Classes: Free computer classes are held on Friday mornings in the front meeting room. Class size is limited, but reservations are not required. Classes are held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

One-on-one help: Ringer Library has one-on-one computer help on Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m. Call the Reference Desk at (979) 764-3416 to sign up for a half-hour slot with a tutor.

Mounce Library (Bryan)

Classes: Bryan computer classes are held in Clara B. Mounce Public Library’s upstairs computer lab on Thursdays from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Class size is limited, but reservations are not required.

Fax

Faxing services are available via a self-service fax machine at the Clara B. Mounce Public Library and Larry J. Ringer Library.

How much does it cost?

Domestic (U.S.)

  • $1.75 for the first page
  • $1.00 for each additional page

International

  • $4.95 for the first page
  • $3.45 for each additional page

How do I pay for my fax?

Pay by credit card, debit card, or check card. Major card companies accepted include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

Can I receive faxes as well as send them?

No. The self-service machines only send outgoing faxes. They do not receive them.

Mobile Printing

The Bryan+College Station Public Library System is happy to offer mobile printing options for its visitors. You can easily print on the library’s public printers during library hours regardless of device, network or location. There are three ways to use mobile printing:

  1. Email your document
  2. Use a PrinterOn App
  3. Use your device’s web browser

Click here for detailed instructions on how to use Mobile Printing

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