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 18 computers with Internet access available. The Mesquite North Branch Library has 14 computers with Internet access available. To use these computers, you will need a valid library card in good standing and your PIN. Visitors may request a guest pass for $1.00 per computer session; you will need to show a photo ID to get a guest pass. Printing is available at $0.15 per page.
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 vicinity 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. 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
- EBSCO Online
- Gale Legal Forms
- TexShare Library of Texas
These computer stations do not require a log in or reservation.
Printing from the computers is available for $0.15 per page.
Remote Printing Service
Email documents from any device or download the APP to print remotely to a library printer. Follow the instructions for the Main Library or the North Branch Library for printing services. The cost for remote printing is $0.15 cents per page for black and white prints. Print jobs may take 5-10 minutes to arrive to a printer. Pick up prints at the designated library within 2 hours or they will be automatically deleted.
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. PrinterOn is a mobile print solution which will allow patrons to print to the LPTOne printers located at North Branch Library and Main Library from their smart phone, tablet, and laptop through email, a mobile printing app (smart phones and tablets only), or Web Printing Portal (tablets and laptops only). Print jobs are $0.15 per page.