Computers and WiFi

Computers


Hutchinson Public Library has 16 public computers, located on the first floor of the library near the Main Street entrance. Usage is controlled by Envisionware software which also handles printing. Use is first come, first served although patrons may reserve computers on their own using the Envisionware software.  

Computer Use, Internet, and Printing Policy

What to expect:

To use a computer, resident patrons need a current Hutchinson Public Library card.  Staff will issue one-time guest passes to patrons on their first visit or persons who reside in other cities and are visiting. Software installed on the public access computers controls the time limits that ensure adequate access to all patrons during times of high demand.

Time Limits

  • Sunday through Saturday – 2 hours per day on Computers 1 – 21

  • Sunday through Saturday – 15 minutes on the Express Station

  • Sunday through Saturday – 30 minutes on the Scanner Station


Printing from the public computers is $0.10 per page for black and white and $0.50 per page for color prints.

Computer staff members are available to assist most hours the library is open.

Proper conduct using the computers is expected and loud, disruptive, or abusive behavior will not be tolerated and may result in loss of public computer privileges. Further, users of the public computers agree to abide by the Internet Policy of the Hutchinson Public Library.


Wireless Internet in the library

The Hutchinson Public Library provides reliable high-speed wireless Internet during library hours. No passwords are needed to connect, simply turn on your device, open a browser or tell the device to connect, then read and agree to our wireless Internet policy. From that point, patrons have free use of our connection.