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Library Computers: PCs, Laptops, and WiFi Access

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Using Computers Upstairs in Adult Services

There are fifteen computers for patrons in sixth grade or older. Younger patrons should use the computers in Children’s Services.

Service Fees

  • Black and white printing is 10 cents per page.  Color printing is 25 cents per page.

  • Outgoing fax service is available for 50 cents per page.

  • USB flash drives may be purchased for $5.00 at the Checkout Desk.

To sign onto a computer

The library uses a self-service sign-in system called PC Reservation™ to manage the use of its public access desktop computers. To sign in to any computers in the adult areas, patrons must have one of the following:

Reservations are good for 60 minutes and can be extended two 15-minute sessions if no one is waiting. Patrons are eligible for two sessions per day, regardless of the time used during each session.  Patrons have 10 minutes to logon to a session before the reservation becomes invalid.
Patrons who present proof of out-of-state residence at the Adult Help Desk will be given guest passes to sign onto the computer.

Additional Computer Access


The library has several laptop computers that can be checked out for in-library use only with your valid Wauconda Area Library card if you are 14 or older. A driver's license or some other valid form of photo identification is also required. First-time users will be asked to fill out and sign an iPad / Laptop Computer Checkout Policy and User Agreement. Laptops may be used inside the library for up to 2 hours.

Wireless Access

The Wauconda Area Library is a wireless hotspot. Bring in your wireless-ready laptop for free Internet access. Click here for information on wireless printing.

The Printing Center

The library now offers a variety of services in our new state-of-the-art self-service Printing Center, located by the Adult Services Reference Desk. Services include high-quality black-and-white and color photocopying and computer printouts, faxing, and scanning to a USB flash drive. For more information, click here.