Use a computer

Internet resources enhance and supplement resources available within the Alta Vista Public Library. AVPL does not monitor and has no control over information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. Individual users must accept responsibility for evaluating content.

The principles of Intellectual Freedom apply to all forms of library material. As with other library materials, restriction of a child’s access to the Internet is the responsibility of the parent/legal guardian. 


The library has 4 desktop computers and 1 laptop available to the public for Internet and word processing use. Computers are equipped with a web browser, and Microsoft Office products. Computer use at the Library is free, but computer users must check out the computer at the circulation desk.

Wireless Access

The Alta Vista Public Library does provide free Wifi access.   Most users can simply bring their wireless-enabled laptop computer or other wireless device to the library and turn it on. The computer will automatically scan for available wireless networks and will recognize the library's wireless network. Users of the library's Wifi will have to ask for network passcode at the circualtion desk. Entering the passcode should allow access to the library's wireless network. However, everyone's computer is different and you are responsible for knowing how to configure your own equipment. The Library cannot be responsible for any changes you make to your computer's settings.



Computer print outs are $0.25 per page for black and white and $1.00 per page for color regardless of who provides the materials. Computer users must consult library staff before printing. Printing is not available while using wireless service. If you need to print, please save your work to a flashdrive or email files to an online email account, then from a library workstation, send your print jobs to a library printer.


The Alta Vista Public Library’s fax machine is available during regular library hours for library patrons and business persons to send and receive information. Personal or business fax requests will be charged at the following rates:



  Toll Free Number



  First Page



  Each Additional Page



  Outside of the U.S.

  Additional $2.50


  Same as Sending




The Alta Vista Public Library provides scanning services free of charge.  Please ask at the Circulation Desk for assistance.



The Alta Vista Public Library provides laminating service of items printed on paper up to legal size at the following rates: