Computer Services

Jill Yannella and Brett Algera

Phone: (845) 477-8377 Ext. 107

E-Mail: jyannella@rcls.org or balgera@rcls.org

Our Computer Area has 7 public access computers, which have unfiltered access to the Internet. Installed on these computers, we have word processing, spreadsheet and desktop publishing programs. Periodically, we offer Computer Classes, such as Intro to Computers, Intro to Computers for Seniors, Intro to Word, Computer Photo Editing, Selling on Computers, Intro to E-Mail and more.


The library has Wi-Fi access for those of you who prefer to bring your own laptop (see a Staff member to get started). For full details on our computer policy, see the Computer Policy section of the Policies manual, located on our Policies page.


In the Youth Study Center, we have 3 laptops, which are designated for use by students in Grades 5 and up. Lastly, we have 2 public access ANSER computers just past the Circulation Desk; these computers can be used to search the library catalog, access your personal record, place holds and renew library materials.


The Library also has black & white as well as color printing. It is 10¢ per page to print in Black & White and 50¢ per page to print in Color. For students and local community/non-profit groups, the first $3.50  per project in copies are free.

Computer-Wise.


Please be aware that although we have computers available for public access and encourage you to take advantage of them, a certain amount of computer knowledge on your part is necessary. While our staff will gladly assist you in finding the program you need and getting you started, you must be able to use the program on your own. In terms of general Internet usage (e-mail, general browsing, etc.), again a staff member will be happy to get you started, but you will need to be able to continue on your own.


We do not have staff available for individual computer lessons, fill out computer forms, type letters, create resumes, cards, invitations or brochures. You are, however, more than welcome to bring someone with you who does know how to do these things and together you can create or do whatever you need.


Our scanner is also available to you if needed, but can only be operated by a staff member. You must call ahead to make an appointment to ensure that there is a knowledgeable staff member available to scan the items for you. If you need to save your scanned items (or anything else), you must save them to a  flash drive (you may bring in one of your own or purchase one at the library for whatever the current price is – which is whatever the library paid for it; the library does not profit from the sale). The amount of time Staff is available for scanning is limited; we cannot scan entire collections of artwork or photos. We will scan a certain number of pages for free; the additional scans beyond the allowed amount will incur a fee.


We do not normally allow patrons to install their own programs. However, if you have a special need, please speak with the Director or Computer Services.


All children under the age of eighteen must have a parental permission slip on file at the library in order to use the computers The Internet is not filtered and there are special rules governing the use of the Internet by children. Parents must come in person to fill this permission slip out. Again, for full details on our computer policy, see the Computer Policy section of the Policy Manual, located on our Policies page.


As always, we hope that you will make use of the technology that your library has to offer, and if you or your family members need help with Internet reference research, we will be very happy to assist you.