Northville District Library

Monday - Thursday: 10am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm


Phone: 248-349-3020


Public Internet Computers

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The library offers computers to the public for use in accessing the Internet as well as Microsoft Office software – Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher and Access.  All computers have CD burners and DVD players.

Computer Use Procedures
To ensure fair and equal access for all library users, we require that you login with a VALID library card and PIN (personal indentification number).  Most of the computers are available for a one-hour session.  If no one else is waiting to use the computers, you may extend your session time, up to a maximum of three hours per day.

If you do not have a library card, you may ask for a guest pass at the Reference Desk, but you must have valid identification.  Guest passes are valid for one, one-hour session.

Please review our complete Guidelines for Internet Use and the Policy on Internet Access


  • 22 public computers equipped with Internet Access are located on the lower level of the library.
  • All are equipped with adaptive features for patrons with restricted vision, and include large print keyboards (on PC09 and PC10), MS Magnify and MS Narrator.
  • Two Express Workstations are located on the lower level.  Patrons may access the Internet, but cannot print from these stations.  Usage is limited to 15 minutes.
  • Two Genealogy workstations are available in our Local History Room on the lower level.  These workstations feature:  Family Explorer, FamilySearch Indexes, GenSmarts, Ancestry View.  These computers are restricted to Genealogical and Local History sites ONLY.
  • One Digital Microfilm workstation in the Local History Room.  This station has: ST200X Microfilm Scanner, Photoshop Elements 6.  No Internet or word processing.
  • Eight library catalog workstations located on both levels for searching the library’s holdings. No Internet, word processing or printing.

Software Included on 17 Public Internet Computers

  • Windows 7
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Word 2007
  • Microsoft Excel 2007
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2007
  • Microsoft Publisher 2007
  • Microsoft Access 2007
  • Microsoft Movie Maker
  • Mango Languages
  • MS Paint
  • IMG Burn

Public Internet Printer
To print from Public Computers, you need to put money on your library card.  See more under Print Release Station and Library Payment Center.

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Know Your PIN
You need to know your PIN (Personal Identification Number), a password which is attached to each library card before you can log into the computers and to print from the computers. Each library card is assigned a default PIN when issued, but we encourage you to change it to your own, unique PIN.

If you do not know your PIN, bring your library card OR photo identification and library staff can look up your PIN.

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Print Release Station
To print from the public computers, you must first load money on to your library card at the Library Payment Center. All print jobs are sent to the Print Release Station located on the lower level copy/print room next to the elevator.
When you select print, a pop-up screen will tell you the number of pages you will print and the total cost. Select the right printer for your job: BlackWhite OR Color. Black and white copies are 10 cents per page and color copies are 50 cents per page. You have two options to decline a print job (at the computer AND at the Print Release Station). Please note that NO REFUNDS will be given for pages printed that you do not want.

At the Print Release Station, find your print job and highlight it to print. All print jobs remain active until the close of that day. You MUST click I'M FINISHED to clear your account information from the Print Release Station.

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Library Payment Center
You must add money to your library card or visitor card at the Library Payment Center in the Copy/Print Room.  You can add money in increments from 10 cents up to $5.00. You will need to know your PIN (Personal Identification Number) to add money to your library card.

You can get change from the Library Payment Center by choosing "Change from my Account". No change can be made at the Reference Desk.

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