Library Computer Use
Public computers are available to all patrons regardless of if they have a library card or not. Guest cards are available at each computer station.
Wireless Internet Access
The library offers free Wireless Internet access to patrons bringing in their own wireless-equipped laptops. Before using the library's wireless network:
- Patrons must read and abide by our Internet Policy.
- You are responsible for the configuration of your own equipment.
- Grand Forks Public staff will not provide any assistance or recommendations regarding configuring or troubleshooting your equipment.
- No printing services are available.
- Audio output must be muted or directed to your headphones.
- The coverage area is approximately the whole building and signal strength and connection speed may vary in some areas.
- The Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the public name of a wireless network that allows you to connect to the network. "Grand Forks Library" is the SSID used to gain access to the internet. This is the only wireless network available.
- A wireless connection is less secure than a wired connection.
- You are responsible for understanding the risks. Grand Forks Public Library cannot assure the security of your data when you use any of the publicly available PCs or the wireless network.
This service is made possible through library funds. The library reserves the right to limit the use of the Internet for any reason. Patrons who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary actions, which may include termination of library privileges and criminal prosecution.
Laptops & Tablets Available for Checkout
The library now offers laptops and tablets for checkout. Patrons ages 18 or older with a library account in good standing and a valid government-issued photo ID may check out a tech device to use for 21 days. Devices are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A hotspot (for internet connection) is included with each device.
The equipment and services funded by the federal Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) can only be provided to patrons who declare they do not have access to the equipment or services sufficient to access the internet.
To get started, search “ECF Laptop” or “ECF Tablet” in our catalog.
Grand Forks Public Library offers a mobile printing solution. This solution allows patrons to print documents from home computers or personal devices such as mobile phones and tablets using our mobile print website. Documents sent to the print queue will be held for 24 hours before being deleted. Download our Mobile Print guide (PDF).
Grand Forks Public offers patrons the ability to check out library materials with a smartphone or tablet. Simply download the GFP_ Mobile Checkout app (by Meescan Inc.) from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android). Enter your library card information, and you’re ready to go!
Benefits of this technology include:
- Save time – no need to wait in line
- Simple and easy to use
- Library card information can be pre-loaded and ready to go
Once installed, you can use the app on your phone or tablet to scan and check out materials. Once items are checked out, you will receive an email receipt.
|Color Printing||$0.50 per page|
|Black and White Printing||$0.10 per page|
|Sending a Fax (Local or Long Distance)||$1.00 flat fee|
|Receiving a Fax||$0.10 per page|