The Library provides high speed connections within the library to hard-wired and wireless access and provides wireless access outside of the building as well. Study tables on the second floor have lighting fixtures that provide Ethernet ports and power outlets.
More than 31 computers are available for public use at Chelsea District Library with Internet access. Computer users are required to login with their library card and pin number for both the wired workstations and for wireless access. The Library provides wireless access both inside the Library and outside. Please review the Internet Access and Public Computing Use Policy for details on use.
- 10 workstations for public in the Learning Lab
- 9 workstations for public in the computer area
- 5 workstations for Teens (ages 12-17 only) in TeenSpace
- 1 workstations in public computer area for Express Use – limited to 15 minutes and filtered
- 1 workstation for Genealogy use in the Local History alcove
- 5 workstations for Youth (ages 0-12 only) located behind Music, Media & More area
- 1 workstation for Youth Games located behind Music, Media & More area
- 2 workstations for Early Childhood Learning located on activities table in Youth area
The Genealogy workstation is reserved for persons wanting to do genealogy research. This workstation is connected through the public computer system which requires a library card/pin or a visitor slip to access. Two hours of time are allotted to library card holders and visitors are allotted an hour. The workstation is also connected to a digital scanner.
The Express workstation is provided for users to check their email or other short online transaction. This workstation is filtered and is not connected to the library printers.
Public workstations have the Microsoft Office 2007 suite of applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), as well as 2 USB ports, floppy drive, and CD burner. Headphones and privacy screens are located at each machine; you may bring your own headphones if you prefer. The Early Childhood Learning workstations have two sets of headphones per workstation.
Is located on the second floor and is used for both computer training workshops and general computing. The lab is equipped with: 10 workstations, a trainer workstation, a data projector, Smart Board, and other AV support equipment. When the lab is schedule for workshops it is closed for public access use. The Library offers several workshops throughout the year. Please check the Technology Workshops for the most current listing. The Lab cannot be reserved by outside groups.
Is the major Library programming area in the library and available for outsides groups reserved through the Library Meeting policy. The McKune Room is located past the grand staircase and up a short flight of stairs. This room is equipped with: AV Cart containing, a data projector, DVD/VCR/CD playback unit, amplifier, microphones and two portable speakers with stands. a VGA data connector for laptop connection for presentations, also available is an Overhead projector, and a built-in sound cabinet containing a cd playback unit and a fixed sound system with microphones.