Computers and Technology Resources @ the Library

Computer Information
The general public is welcome to use the library’s computers as long as they follow the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative’s Internet Access Policy (PDF).
  • All patrons are limited to 150 minutes of Internet use per day.
  • Sessions are limited to 90 minutes, 1 hour, 30 minutes or 15 minutes.
  • The library has 23 Internet computers with Microsoft Office 2013.
  • We have 4 computers for children under the age of 12 that contain educational software.
  • We also have catalog and database computers that allow patrons to access our catalog, our databases and government websites like Access Florida.
  • We have Wi-Fi. To use it select the SSID/network identifier HCPLC-Library in your Wi-Fi configuration, making sure that encryption is turned off or not enabled. Then, go to HCPLC.org in your web browser and accept the Library Computer Use Rules Terms & Conditions to activate service.
Residents of Hillsborough County
  • A library card is required to access an Internet computer. Internet users must have a current library record with less than $10 in outstanding fees.
  • Internet users under the age of 17 are required to have a library card and to watch a twenty minute Internet safety tutorial called NetSmartz before accessing the Internet.
Non-Residents
  • Non-residents must show photo ID.
Technology Resources
Public Printer
Black and white copies cost $0.20 per page and color copies are not available.  Patrons must use the library’s paper. No one is allowed to use their own specialty paper. There is a high risk of paper jams and damage to the machine.

Copy Machine
The library has a copy machine that makes standard size (8.5 by 11).  Legal size is not available.  Black and white copies cost $0.20 per page and color copies are not available. Patrons must use the library’s paper. No one is allowed to use their own specialty paper. There is a high risk of paper jams and damage to the machine.

Scanner
There is a scanner attached to one of the Internet computers. Patrons may scan photographs and documents. The printer and copier are also capable of scanning documents as PDFs or TIFFs, but can only save directly to a USB drive or SD card, which you must provide.

Faxing
The library does not provide faxing services.