Computer and Technology
Computers at the Library
Mansfield Public Library has 20 public computers for ages 12 and over, and six teen computers for ages 9 to 19. All computers have internet connections and are available for public use. A library card in good standing is required. The Library also has Google Chromebooks available to checkout for use inside the library only.
Limitations and disclaimers
The Library's wireless network is not secure. Information sent to or from your device may be captured by anyone with a wireless device and the appropriate software within 300 feet.
Library staff is not able to provide technical assistance and no guarantee can be provided if you will be able to make a wireless connection.
The Library assumes no responsibility for the safety of equipment or for laptop configurations, security or data files resulting from connection to the Library's network.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
- Office 2019 with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.
- Windows Media Player
- CD and DVD reader
- Headphone jack
- USB ports
We are excited to announce that we have a charging station available for up to 8 patrons at a time to charge their mobile devices! Each locker contains one of each charging cord: USB-C, USB-micro, Lightning. Lockers are secured with a PIN you select, so that only you can remove your device when it's done charging.
Wi-Fi at the Library
Laptop or mobile device users may connect directly to the internet via Wi-Fi provided throughout the Library. Please note there is no password needed to connect to the Library Wi-Fi, and users may connect to the network “MPLguest.”
Your device must have an 802.11a, 802.11b, or 802.11g based Ethernet device installed. Any of the following that is Wi-Fi enabled will work:
- Gaming device
- Notebook computer
- Pocket personal computer
- Portable personal computer
Use a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari. Set your TCP client software to obtain addresses automatically from a server (DHCP).
Configure TCP/IP software by opening the Network Connections icon in the Control Panel. Right click on wireless connection and choose Properties. Under Protocol settings select TCP/IP. Set the IP address to obtain an IP address automatically. Leave all other fields blank. Restart the laptop for the changes to take effect.
How long may I use a computer?
Computer sessions are one-hour long. If no other user is waiting, the system will automatically extend the session.
How much is it to print and fax?
It's $.10 to print black and white pages and $.25 per color page. To fax, it costs $1.00 per page and only out going fax is service is available.
What if I need to scan something?
Scanning is free of charge. You may scan to your email or even save it on a USB drive.