The Clayton County Library System is committed to providing the highest quality of information technology to our patrons.
- All public Internet computers have high-speed Internet access, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Macromedia Flash Player.
- Public access Internet session lengths are 60 minutes for Standard Sessions and 20 minutes for Express Sessions. Individual card holders are allocated 120 minutes of county–wide access on a daily basis. The cumulative 120 minute total can be made up of any combination of 20 minute and 60 minute sessions.
- Patrons should have a PINES Library Card in order to use our public work stations. However, you may use a 20-minute Guest Pass if you do not have a PINES Library Card. You must have a picture ID and get a guest pass from the Information Desk. Please ask at the information Desk if you need assistance reserving a computer.
- Printing - Black and white printing is 15 cents per page, color printing is 75 cents per page.
- Important Note: Computer session reservations are made on an individual basis. Using other people’s library card numbers—even cards belonging to family members—is prohibited. Use of another person’s card number can result in loss of computer privileges.
- Educational Games: Each branch offers at least 2 children's computers with educational software and Microsoft Office. Games available include Reader Rabbit, Clifford Phonics, and Math Muncher. Please note that these computers can be used as a word processor.
- Internet Use: Most Children's computers are not connected to the Internet. To use the Internet, children must show a valid PINES library card with parental permission granting Internet privileges. Alternately, children without a PINES card may use the Internet only under the direct supervision of a parent. The Headquarters Branch Youth Services Department offers a public Internet computer for youths 17 and under. The above usage rules apply to this terminal as well. Please present your card at the Youth Services Desk in order to use this computer.
Wireless Internet Service
All library branches offer wireless Internet access to patrons who have wireless-enabled laptop computers. Wireless printing is available at all of our libraries. Please see the Wireless Guidelines for usage guidelines and restrictions.
The Library System periodically offers free classes and workshops at some branches covering beginning computing skills, including Internet searching, using email, and word processing. Please see our Calendar of Events for a list of our current offerings.