Library Services

Does the Library offer home internet accounts?

FCPL does not offer home internet service, but a state service called Sailor offers free dial-up internet service accounts to Maryland library card holders. These accounts last for 180 days, and can be renewed in 180 day increments. For information about Sailor Cruise accounts, for technical support contact information, or to find the account request form to fill out and bring to your library branch to register for the service, please see the Sailor Dial-Up Access Cruise Accounts page

Can I print at the library?

Yes, the public computers that require logins are all connected to black and white printers. However, the 15 minute express computers are not attached to printers. Printing via the wireless network is available at the C. Burr Artz Public Library. Printing is not available over the wireless network at other branches. Printing at the library costs $0.20 / page, paid with money you add to the same account you use to log on to the computers.

Do you have public computers I can use?

All FCPL branches have public use computers with internet access, basic office software functionality, and printing capability. You must use your library card and PIN number to log into the computers, which have session time limits to ensure that everyone has a chance to access the computers. At some branches, "Express computers" allow quick computer access for up to 15 minutes without logging on, but are not connected to printers. Internet use at the public computers is governed by the Internet Policy.

Do you have a fax machine?

The Brunswick Library is currently the only branch offering outgoing fax service for $1 per page. All other branches are located near businesses offering faxing services. These services can be located in the Yellow Pages under the heading of "Fax Transmission Service."

Do you have wordprocessing?

Yes. Public computers with word processing functionality are available at every library branch. We are transitioning to offering Open Office including Writer (word processing), Calc (spreadsheet), and Impress (presentation) on all public computers with session times of 30 minutes or longer. Computers that can record information to CDs and read USB storage drives are also available at each branch.

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