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(219) 873-3042 | 100 E. 4th Street, Michigan City, IN 46360 | Hours: Mon-Thurs 9 AM-8 PM, Fri-Sat 9 AM-6 PM, Sun 1-5 PM

Phase Two of the library renovation project is happening now. The Reference Desk and temporary computer lab are now located outside of the Meeting Room doors, in the east lobby/paperback area. We have four computers available–a 10-minute express computer and 3 computers eligible for 30-minute sessions. Computer sessions can be extended by 10 minutes if no one is waiting–please ask the reference librarian on duty. Scanning and black-and-white printing are still available. Thank you for your patience!

Using the Computer Lab

Computer labThe library has 14 Internet computers available for public use, along with a 10-minute-only Express computer, a Genealogy station, and three Word Processing/Office stations.

You can sign up for a computer at the kiosk near the Reference Desk. You do not need to have a library card, and there is no charge to use the computers. All computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Session Times:

Internet computer: 1 hour
Express Internet: 10 minutes
Word Processing/Office (no Internet): 2 hours
Genealogy: 2 hours

There is no limit to the number of computer sessions.  If you are running out of time and other computers are available, please ask at the Reference Desk for a time extension. Sessions cannot be extended when other patrons are waiting, but you can sign up for the waiting list.

All computers are running Windows 7. Internet and Word Processing computers include Microsoft Word 2007, Excel 2007, and PowerPoint 2007. The Word Processing computers also include Publisher 2007 and Resume Builder.

Printing & Scanning

icons-1294522_640You can print from the public computers. Black & white prints are 15 cents per page; color prints are 30 cents per page. We do not offer printing via Wi-Fi at this time.

Scanners are available to use with any public computer. There is no charge for scanning. Please ask at the Reference Desk for assistance with scanning.


ear budsThe computers do not have speakers, but you are welcome to bring headphones with you if you need sound. We also sell earbuds for $1.00. You can purchase earbuds at the Reference or Circulation desks.

Saving & Storing Files

flash driveYou can save your work using a flash drive or other USB storage device. You can purchase a flash drive at the Reference Desk for $7.00, or bring your own flash drive with you.

We have SD/miniSD/microSD adapters available at the Reference Desk if you wish to save to an SD-style card. We do not sell SD cards; please bring your own card if you wish to save to SD.


'free wifi zone' iconThe library offers free Wi-Fi for use within the building.

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