Available Technology

Computer Instruction

The library provides classes and tutorials to help you with technology. See our monthly schedule for the current roster of classes.

Internet Access

Each time you use our Internet, you are agreeing to the library's Internet Use Policy and Guidelines. The library reserves the right to halt inappropriate use of the computers.

12 adult computers are located on the first floor. Users may sign-up for up to three hours per day per person. Patrons must be in the sixth grade or above to sign up for the Adult and YA computers. Temporary guest cards are issued to visitors. Others must use their own library card to login to the computer.

Two computers near the Circulation desk are available to search the web-based catalog. These do not require a library card to access.

On the second floor, there is one word processing computer for which users may sign up for up to 2 hours per day.

Wi-fi is accessible throughout all floors of the library.


All computers have Microsoft Office 2013 installed, including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word. Public computers currently operate on the Windows 10 platform. Patrons are not allowed to install additional software because of security policies.

Online Databases and Digital Resources

The Library has many online databases for research use. They are available on all computers and most can be accessed by library card holders remotely. For a complete list of available databases and other digital resources, please visit our eLibrary page.

Young Adults

Internet PCs in the Young Adult area are reserved for young adults, and are only accessible when there is a librarian assigned to that area.

Children's Room

Six PCs are available for children in grades five and under. Four PCs have internet access, and the other two allow kids to play JumpStart CD-ROMs or RollerCoaster Tycoon. Please sign up with the Children's Room, Ext.29.

Library Branches

Each branch has Internet access. Please call for more details.
South: 978-531-3380; West: 978-535-3354.


15 cents per page for black and white; 30 cents per page for color. Cash only.


The Main Library has a public photocopier capable of color and duplex printing, and print from USB capabilities. 10 cents per page for black and white; 25 cents per page for color. Cash only.

Computer #4, at the Information Desk, is equipped with a full-color flatbed Canon 9000F Mark II scanner. No cost for usage. Additional scanning options are available at the library; please see the Information Desk for details.

Fax Service
The Main Library has a self-serve fax machine. Equipment requires use of a credit or debit card. Domestic fax is $1.75 first page, $1.00 each additional; international fax is $3.95 first page, $3.45 each additional.

Headphones are available for purchase at the Main Information Desk with a $2.00 donation to the Friends of the Peabody Institute Library.

Policies are subject to change.