Five computers are available for use in the Adult Computer room in the library for patrons o16 and over. These are first-come, first-serve and can be used for up to 90 minutes if no one is waiting. Ask for a ticket at the Circulation Desk. The ticket is good for one session, whether it be ten minutes or 90 minutes, per day. Time can not be added to any session. The computers have Internet access and MS Office 2013 (Word, Excel & PowerPoint). Scanning is available on one computer. Black & white and color printing are both available. The first three black & white pages printed are free. Each page after is 10 cents. Color printing is 40 cents per page, no free pages.
No programs may be installed on these computers. CD's and USB drives may be used providing that they do not need software installed to be accessed.
A copier is available in the front lobby. Copies are .10 cents per side for black and white and .40 cents per side for color. Pay for copies made at the front desk. We only accept cash and checks. Copies can be made from a patron supplied USB drive and items can be scanned to a patron supplied USB drive. Documents may also be scanned to a patron supplied USB drive from the copier. Please note that some USB drives will not work.
Early Literacy Station
Thanks to a grant from the Winnie Belle Learned Fund and additional support from the Williston-Richmond Rotary, we have a digital learning center for children ages 2-10. This self contained computer system provides a wide variety of educational software, including reading, phonics, computer skills, math, science, music and writing programs. The system features a large touch screen monitor, a colorful keyboard and child-sized mouse. Programs are available in English and French.
The Library has a fax machine that is available for patrons who wish to send and/or receive faxes. The cost is $1.00/page for local outgoing faxes; long distance the first page is $2.00. All incoming faxes cost .10 cents per page. If you wish to fax something, please ask at the Circulation Desk. If you want to receive a fax please contact the library in advance for the phone number, etc. No more than 15 pages can be faxed.
Video Conferencing at the Library
The Dorothy Alling Memorial Library of Williston received a grant through the Vermont Department of Libraries for videoconferencing equipment.
Videoconferencing can be used with Google, Skype, Zoom or other free applications. It has many uses such as online training or meetings, book club discussions and job interviews. It allows two or more locations to communicate through video and audio transmissions over the Internet. Anyone can use this free service. No library card is needed, it is free and open to the public. Please see the complete policy here.
Wireless Internet Access
The Library has free wireless access available throughout the building and in the courtyard. The wireless name to look for is "Library Public WiFi".
Four computers are available for use in the Youth area of the library. The computers are strictly for use by patrons under 16 years of age. These are first-come, first-serve and can be used for 30 minutes at a time with two thirty minute sessions allowed per day. Please sign up for use at the Youth Librarian desk. The computers have Internet access, MS Office 2010 (Word, Excel & PowerPoint). Black & white and color printing are both available. The first three black & white pages printed are free. Each page after is 10 cents. Color printing is 40 cents per page, no free pages.
No programs may be installed on any computer. USB drives may be used providing that they do not need software installed to be accessed. CD drives are not available on these computers. We do not filter information on any computer, nor do we monitor children's activity on the computers.