Computers & Internet

Computers
Every branch has a public access computer lab with internet. Software includes Microsoft Office 2010, and Open Office. All computers have audio, but users must bring their own headphones.

You will need a Cumberland County library card or a free Temporary Computer Use card to use the computers at any location. Customers without a card may use the 15-minute express terminals.

To save information, you are required to download or save to a flash drive. For security reasons, the computers reset and clear off all information after every session.

Computer sessions are one hour each, with daily session limits varying by branch.

Headquarters, Cliffdale Branch, Hope Mills Branch and West Regional Branch
Limit: 2 hours per day

Bordeaux Branch, North Regional Branch and Spring Lake Branch
Limit: 3 hours per day

East Regional Branch
Unlimited sessions

Parents or guardians may check out a laptop computer to use while their children are in the children’s department. Ask for information at the service desk.

Internet

The library provides Internet access in compliance with federal regulations. If you believe that a site is blocked in error, please inform the library staff.

Children’s library cards are restricted to computers in the children’s department. These computers have fun and educational games along with heavy internet filtering. A parent or guardian must accompany children seven years old or younger. Parents are responsible for their children’s behavior and safety online.

Print and Copy

Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center in partnership with SYSTEL provides, copying, printing, and faxing services at all library locations.

Printing is available from library computers and wi-fi. You must purchase a Venda-Card to print. Venda-Cards cost $2, come pre-loaded with $1.50, and are re-usable in printers and copiers at all locations.

Black & white prints are 10 cents per page. Color prints are 30 cents per page.

Every library location has a photocopier. Prices are 15 cents per page, or 10 cents with a Venda-Card. Color copiers are available at Headquarters, Cliffdale, North Regional, and West Regional locations and cost 50 cents per page or 30 cents with a Venda-Card.

Only single-side printing and copying is available. Library printers and copiers use only library-supplied paper.

To print from your laptop, follow directions to download the Print Client software, or ask a staff member for assistance.

Fax & Scan

All locations have fax machines. Fax service provided for a fee and is cash only. International faxing is not available at every location.

Cliffdale Branch, North Regional Branch, and Headquarters offer scanning services for 50 cents per page. Scans must be saved to a personal flash drive.

Bordeaux Branch, Hope Mills Branch, Spring Lake Branch and West Regional Library have free scanning at their job and career centers. Free scanning is limited to documents related to online job applications and searching. Scans must be saved to a personal flash drive.

Please call any library location for more information.

Wi-Fi

Wireless internet access is free at all locations. The network name is CCLIBWIRELESS, and it should connect automatically on most laptops. Users will need to click the Log In button on the LeoSpot screen to connect.

The library’s wireless network is not secure. Information sent from or to your laptop can be captured by anyone else with a wireless device and the appropriate software. We encourage users to observe standard security practices in relation to passwords and credit cards. The library is not responsible for any losses.

The library provides Internet access in compliance with federal regulations. If you believe that a site is blocked in error, please inform the library staff.

To print from your laptop, follow directions to download the Print Client software, or ask a staff member for assistance.

Computer Classes

To see a list of computer classes, check our schedule in the Calendar of Events.

Computer Class Materials

Need More Help
All locations offer one-on-one Book-a-Librarian appointments for technology and research questions. Please contact the Information Desk to schedule an appointment.