What Equipment is Available at the Puyallup Public Library?
- Computer Terminals
- Headphones (in-library use only, available at any service desk)
- Black and white printing is 10 cents a page
- Color printing is 50 cents a page
- Typewriter (available in study room on the second floor)
- USB Flashdrives (available for purchase - $11 - or check-out)
- Wi-Fi access
- 4 PPA Select R37 Receivers with earbud (for non-hearing aid users)
- 2 Neckloop Telecoil Couplers (for hearing aid users)
Computer terminals requires logging in with your Puyallup Public Library Card barcode and pin. If you are not a card holder, we do offer a guest pass at no charge, available at any service desk. Terminals may be used for up to two hours per day for card-carrying Puyallup Library patrons, and one hour per day for guest pass users. Internet access requires acceptance of the Internet Users Agreement (pdf) at the terminal after logging on.
The library currently has forty-two computer terminals available for public use, with an additional eight separate terminals are designated as catalog-only. The non-catalog terminals have internet access, Microsoft Office 2007 applications (Word, Excel, Power Point), and USB ports.
Wi-Fi @ the Library
The Puyallup Public Library has free wireless internet access available for our patrons. Bring in your wireless laptop, pda, handheld game system, or other wireless device, and pull up a cozy chair by the fireplace or enjoy the view of Mt. Rainier while going online. If you are not sure how to connect to our network, please review How to Connect to Wireless Access at the Library (pdf). Be aware that patrons who use the Library's Wi-Fi are subject to our Wireless Internet Access Policy (pdf).
The Library has two different devices for people who are hearing impaired and are using the Library Meeting Rooms. For people who don't have a hearing aid, the Library offers a PPA Select R37 Receiver with earbud. For people who already have a hearing aid and need further assistance, the Library offers a Neckloop Telecoil Coupler. These devices are compatible with the South Meeting Room or combined use of the North and South Meeting Room. To use either device, patrons must check them out with a Puyallup Public Library card.
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