Computers & Internet

Public Access Computers

Each branch provides free access to computers with internet access. You must have a library card and PIN to access our computers. If you do not have a library card, you can get a guest pass with a valid photo ID.

Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If all of the computers are in use, reservations can be made at the Information Services desk or at the Reservation Station. Please speak to a staff member if you have any questions about using the library’s computers and laptops.

Web browsers and Microsoft Office are installed on all adult computers.

  • Alexandria: 5 laptops
  • Cold Spring: 12 desktop computers and 4 laptops
  • Carrico/Fort Thomas: 9 desktop computers and 4 laptops
  • Newport: 20 desktop computers, 4 laptops and 4 laptop docking stations

If you have a fine over $10, you must pay $1 toward your fines to use our desktop computers.

Patrons with charges of $25 or more on their accounts will not be allowed to use library laptops. If you owe between $10 and $25, you may pay $1 per use to use a library laptop until your balance is below $10.

Please see our policy page for more information about our computer use rules.


Printing is available from all computers for a fee. Click for more information on printing.

  • Black and white: $0.20 per page
  • Color: $0.40 per page


All branches provide free Wi-Fi in all public areas. Any wireless device with a web browser should be able to use our wireless service. No password is required.