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Computers at the Peabody Public Library

Below is a list of computers with their respective applications/software that are available at the library. The software and applications listed below do not represent an exhaustive list; this list was put together to give patrons an idea of the resources available to them at the public access computers.

Internet Computers

A library card and PIN number (or photo ID for guest pass) is required to use these computers, which are accessed through our PC Reservation system. They may be used for one hour per day with the option to be extended for 30 minutes, depending on the accessibility of other Internet computers.

There are 14 Internet computers in the Adult department, and 5 Internet computers in the Teen Services area, containing web browsing applications, OpenOffice, CD burning software, Adobe Reader, and other online applications.

Additionally, there are 4 Internet computers in the Adult department and 1 in the Teen Services area that include Microsoft Office 2010.

The Adult department also has 2 computers with some additional reference software, an iMac, and an ADA-compliant workstation. In the Indiana room, 2 more computers include bookmarks to Genealogy sites, as well as HeritageQuest.

Finally, there are 6 laptops that may be checked out for wireless Internet use anywhere within the library.

Children's Department Computers

There are 6 game computers available in the Children's Department, plus a Gates computer (mostly games as well) and a Children's Reference Computer, which includes Microsoft Office and some more games. Patrons are allowed up to one hour per day on these computers (in half hour increments). Included are an assortment of Windows games, offline versions of popular Internet games, assorted games from The Learning Company and other educational software providers, and educational freeware.

Computer Lab

The computer lab consist of 20 computers and one instructor computer. The following software are accessible on those computers: Microsoft Office 2010, OpenOffice, KeyTrain (practicing job skills), TypingMaster, and numerous free educational programs and Internet links. Click here for information on reserving the computer lab.

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