The Mesquite Public Library System provides computer services at both the Mesquite Main Library and the Mesquite North Branch Library.
The Mesquite Main Library has 22 computers with Internet access available. The Mesquite North Branch Library has 6 computers with Internet access available. To use these computers, you will need a valid library card in good standing and your PIN. If all computers are in use, you may make a reservation for the next available computer or for a later time in the day. You may use the computer for an hour at a time, up to four hours in a day. Most computer stations are for single patron use, though there are some designated stations where two people may work together. Teens aged 14-17 years old may use the Internet computers if a parent or legal guardian has given permission by signing the library card application. Children under 14 may use their parent’s library card and PIN to use the computer, and the parent must stay in the building while the child is on the computer; this is the only circumstance where a person is allowed to use someone else’s library card number and PIN.
All of the Internet access computers at both locations have Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint installed. In addition, the Mesquite Main Library has two stations which have Microsoft Office only--no Internet access. Ask at the computer information help desk for assistance in using these stations.
Two Internet access stations at the Mesquite Main Library have adaptive software for visually impaired patrons. Ask at the computer information help desk for assistance in using these stations.
OPACs and Online Resources:
In addition to the public Internet access computers, the Mesquite Public Library System has computer stations for our Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) and other online resources, including AllData Online, The Dallas Morning News, EBSCO Host, Jobview, Gale Legal Forms, NoveList, and TexShare Library of Texas. These computer stations do not require a log in or reservation.
Printing from the computers is available for $0.10 per page.
Children’s Game Computers:
There are computers loaded with children’s games available at both the Mesquite Main Library and the Mesquite North Branch Library. These computers do not have Internet access, Microsoft Office, or printing capabilities. They do have a variety of educational games designed for children from preschool through sixth grade. Ask at the Children’s information desk for assistance in using these stations.
Wireless access (WiFi) is available at both the Mesquite Main Library and the Mesquite North Branch Library. Your laptop or other wireless device should automatically detect the signal; no login or password is required. Printing is not available for wireless users; however, you can save your document to a flash drive and then print from one of our library computers.