The Meriden Public Library strives to stay up to date on the latest technology trends to assist with your technology needs. We offer computer access, free Wi-Fi, printing and copying services, faxing, scanning, and an electronic charging station.
The Meriden Public Library has 36 Adult computers available in the Information Desk area. The Teen Room has 9 computers. The Children’s area has 8 computers available along with 5 literacy and game learning computers. (literacy and game learning computers do not have internet access)
Computers can be accessed by entering your current Meriden Public Library card number or via a computer guest pass, which are available at the Information and Visitor Services Desks. If you do not live in Meriden, you may use your valid library card from your hometown library.
Computers are available for use during library open hours and will shut down 15 minutes prior to library closing.
Computers only play sound via headphones and we currently do not offer free headphones. Please bring your own headphones if you wish to utilize sound on the computers.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the library. Users can connect by selecting Meriden Guest. In addition, Wi-Fi Hotspots are available for check-out. See below for more information on Hotspots.
Please see staff at the Information Desk for assistance or call (203) 630-4734
Computer Usage Guidelines
- No more than 2 people are allowed per terminal unless authorized by staff.
- Food and beverages may not be consumed at Library computer terminals.
- Save your work. We recommend that you save your work to a flash drive or email it to yourself as an attachment. For safety and privacy, files and data are erased between computer users. Work cannot be saved to the computer hard drive. Your files will not be available on the library computer after you log-out. The Library is not responsible for any lost or damaged work on a flash drive or other storage medium.
- Only Library provided software may be employed. Users may not alter or damage hardware, software or data or in any way interfere with, disrupt or degrade the network. No downloading of software is permitted.
- The library provides free access to the Internet. The library does not monitor or control the material content available on the Internet, just as it does not limit shelf access to print materials. While some of the information is of high quality, inevitably some material may be less accurate, authoritative, appropriate, or may be difficult to retrieve.
- The Library is not responsible for any liability, damages, or expenses resulting from the use or misuse of technology equipment, its connection to other electronic devices, or data loss resulting from its use.
- MPL Internet access shall not be used to receive, send, or view material in which the content or meaning is likely to be deemed obscene, abusive, or offensive.
VIOLATIONS OF THESE GUIDELINES WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF ALL COMPUTER PRIVILEGES.
For more information on guidelines, please see our Internet and Computer Use Policy.
Please note that you should be familiar with computers and how to use them.
Books and instructional videos on basic computer skills are available via Niche Academy.