Computers with access to the Internet, Microsoft Office software, educational software, and online databases, are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Patrons with APL/UHLS library cards will be able to sign on to use a computer for up to two (2) hours per day. Those eligible for an APL/UHLS library card are strongly encouraged to get one to give them free computer access as described above. Those without a library card from any public library in Albany or Rensselaer County may purchase a visitor pass ($1.00 for up to 1 hr. access in a calendar day). Visitor passes MAY NOT be used to extend computer use time beyond the two-hour daily limit. Printing is available from all workstations at a charge of .20/page.
Eligibility (for an APL/UHLS Library card): All customers eligible for an APL library card. All computer users must have their APL/UHLS library card with them every time they use a public computer.
Cost (for an APL/UHLS Library card): No charge for residents of Albany or Rensselaer counties. Persons who reside outside Albany or Rensselaer counties may register for an out-of-system library card for a $50.00 fee, renewable annually.
Requirements (for an APL/UHLS Library card): Photo ID and proof of current address. Children under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with photo ID and proof of current address.
Restrictions (for computer use): The library account must be in good standing – current and complete borrower information (i.e. pin #, DOB), total fines and fees under $2.01, etc.
Register for card at: Readers’ Services Desk (Main Library), service desks at branch locations
Eligibility: All library customers
Cost: $1.00 for a single calendar day computer session
Requirements: ID (Photo ID preferred) MAY be requested by Library staff. Restrictions: One visitor pass per person will be issued at each APL location per calendar day. Visitor passes MAY NOT be used to extend computer use time beyond the two-hour daily limit.
Register for card at: Reference Desk (Main Library), service desks at branch locations