Computer Workstations

Every GRRL library has computer workstations that can be reserved for specific times and that are connected to the Internet via the high-speed library network. The library’s computer workstations are loaded with the Microsoft Office suite, so they may be used for preparing letters, resumes, and other documents that can then be printed out for 10 cents per page on the library’s printers.

What patrons can do:

  • Directly launch Internet Explorer, FireFox, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, GRRL Online Resources and Pay Library Fines, from Desktop or Start Menu shortcuts
  • Browse, USB and DVD-ROM drives
  • Open documents and photos from USB and DVD-ROM drives
  • Create, delete, move and rename files on the USB drives
  • Save files to CDs, DVDs and USB drives
  • Access most web pages and run most web apps
  • Listen to audio CDs
  • Watch DVDs
  • Write files to CDs and DVDs
  • Temporarily save files to “Temporary User Files” (D:) All files will be deleted from this drive when patron session ends
  • Download digital audio books from the Digital Library at www.griver.org

What patrons can’t do:

  • Make permanent changes to the computer’s settings
  • Run certain web apps that require high level permissions
  • Install programs

Software available on computer stations

  • Windows 7
  • Office 2007
  • Access 2007
  • Excel 2007
  • PowerPoint 2007
  • Publisher 2007
  • Word 2007
  • InfoPath 2007
  • Notepad
  • Web browsers:
  • Internet Explorer
  • FireFox
  • Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Shockwave
  • Java
  • Microsoft Silver Light
  • IrfanView
  • Paint
  • Paint.net
  • Apple QuickTime
  • Audacity - for audio files
  • Real Player Alternative
  • Windows Media Player
  • Acrobat Reader - can view, print and annotate PDF files
  • Calculator
  • Google Earth - a virtual globe, map and geographical information program
  • Microsoft Visio Viewer
  • Over Drive Download Station - Download digital audio books from the Digital Library
  • PDF Creator - converting documents into Portable Document Format (PDF) format
  • WebEx Player
  • ZipGenius - for compressing and/or extracting compressed files