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Computers and Printing

 
 
 
 
 
 

Public Internet Computers

We have 12 public internet computers at the library:  10 in the adult area and 2 in the children's area.  The computers in the children's area are reserved for children or adults who are accompanied by children.

Dover Public Library card holders may use the computers for 90 minutes each day, logging in with their 14 digit library number and their library password (which is initially set to the last 4 digits of the patron's phone number).

Library guests may pick up a guest pass that contains a username and password at the circulation desks for 45 minutes of computer time each day.

Patrons may use our computers to browse the internet, send and read email, check their facebook account, research and apply for jobs, create and print letters and documents, and many other tasks.

The library computers have popular computer applications installed, including:

Mozilla Firefox browser
Google Chrome browser
Internet Explorer browser
Microsoft Word 2010
Microsoft Excel 2010
Microsoft Powerpoint 2010
Microsoft Publisher 2010
Microsoft One Note 2010
Open Office applications
Adobe Reader
Adobe Flash
Java

Some additional applications can be installed temporarily by patrons. Documents can be downloaded and saved to the computers, but any changes to the computers are erased every night. Patrons are advised to delete any files they save to the computers to maintain their privacy. Most thumb drives may be used in the library. Due to a Microsoft bug we ask that PNY Attache drives not be used as the patron will not be able to access files on that brand of drive and it causes the library computer problems.

WiFi at the library

The library supplies Wifi for patrons who bring their own devices to the library. Our wireless network is called DoverNet Public Wireless.  You will need to Accept our Acceptable Use Policy by opening a browser (go to www.doverwireless.net if the Accept screen doesn't  come up automatically).  You'll need to re-Accept every 90 minutes - open a new tab in your browser to bring up the Accept page again, click on the Accept button, and then go back to the tab you were working on.

Printing at the library

The library has a printer that prints in black and white or in color. Black and white prints cost 15 cents, color prints cost 50 cents. The printer is located in the Reference Room in the doorway near the elevator. A Print Release Station (computer screen with a keyboard and mouse) is next to the printer. A coin box is next to the Print Release Station. The coin box accepts coins (no pennies, please) and $1 and $5 bills. Change is returned, but no bills are returned - any amount over a dollar will be returned in quarters.

Click on the button on the Print Release Station that says "Click Here to Print". Put your money in the coin box. Then click on the "Print" link next to the name of your job.

Print From Library Computers

Patrons can print from the library's public internet computers. Choose File/Print in your application or browser and then choose one of the library printers. After you click the print button you will be asked to name your job. This name is only needed so that you can recognize which job is yours when you go to release it at the print release station. After you click OK an additional box will let you know that your job is waiting in the queue.

Wifi Printing

Patrons who are connected to the library's Wifi can only print these kinds of documents:

Microsoft Word.doc, .docx
Microsoft Excel.xls, .xslx
Microsoft Powerpoint.ppt, .pptx
Adobe PDF.pdf

It is not possible to print from a web browser. You may try to copy and paste into a Microsoft Word document and then print the Word document.

  1. Be sure you are connected via WiFi to DoverNet Public Wireless – Library
  2. Open a browser and click on the following URL: http://173.14.160.14:9191
  3. If you haven’t printed before,
    1. Click on the Register as a New User link on the PaperCut User Login screen
    2. Fill in the fields and click Register
    3. Then click LogIn
  4. Click on “Web Print” in the left menu
  5. Click on “Submit a Job” Select a printer –Black and White or Color
  6. Click the “2. Print Options and Account Selection” button
  7. Select the number of copies
  8. Click the “3. Upload Document” button
  9. Browse on your computer for the file you want to print. Only the listed formats will work.
  10. Click the “Upload & Complete” button
  11. It will say “Held in a queue” when it is successful
  12. Pay for and release your job at the print release station in the reference room.