Public Computers

Public Workstations Available

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Use your library card and password to access a computer in the Children’s Library, or on the second floor near the Reference Desk.

Temporary guest passes, good for one day of use, are available from most service desks.


  • Microsoft Office 2019
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Publisher
    • Access
  • Basic photo editing software
  • LinkedIn Learning online learning (also available from home)
  • Ancestry
  • Assorted online newspapers
  • Common Access Card (CAC) readers are also available

Creation Station

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The library offers a dedicated workstation that will allow people to retouch photographs, edit movies, design logos, and use all the software available from the Adobe Creative Cloud.

To use the equipment, visitors can simply sign in at the Reference Desk, located at 629 Poyntz Avenue on the second floor. Check-in with the desk staff to get a unique username and password, which will allow one hour of use.

Apps Available:

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Lightroom
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • After Effects
  • Acrobat Pro
  • Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Audition
  • InCopy
  • Character Animator

Other Services

Children’s Computers: Touchscreen computers featuring age-appropriate games and resources are available in the Children’s Library.

Wi-Fi: Available both inside and outside the library.

Printing: Charged per page for color or monochrome printing. Mobile printing is also available.

Scanning: High-quality flatbed scanner located near the Reference Desk on the second floor. Scans can be saved to a flash drive or emailed for free.

Fax:  The library no longer provides fax services.

Digital Microfilm Workstations:  Browse archived Manhattan newspaper issues beginning in 1859 or scan your microfilm or microfiche. Save or print the articles you need.

Public Law Computer: Access courtesy of the Riley County Bar Association.

Vending Machines: Soda, chips, snacks, candy, cold coffee, and more are available in the Friends’ Community Room.