Skip to content
(219) 873-3042 | 100 E. 4th Street, Michigan City, IN 46360 | Open Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Friday-Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Using the Computer Lab

computer lab
Photo by Paul Kemiel Photographics

The library has 18 Internet computers available for public use, along with five study rooms/small meeting rooms equipped with computers. A computer is also available for genealogical research in the Indiana Room. Genealogy resources are also available on the computers in the Computer Lab.

You can sign up for a computer directly at the workstation or at the Reservation Station at the entry to the computer lab. 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. Computers are available for a limit of one session a day up to two hours in length.

All computers have Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher 2019; Adobe Reader; and Firefox/Chrome/Edge web browsers.

Printing & Scanning

You can print from the public computers. We also offer mobile printing. Print from anywhere using almost any computer or device, and pick up your prints at the library! Black & white prints are 15 cents per page; color prints are 30 cents per page. You can pay for and retrieve your prints from our Print Release Station in the library’s Computer Lab.


New Mobile Printing Service with Princh. Click here to learn more.

Scanners are available to use with any public computer. There is no charge for scanning. We are happy to assist you with any scanning questions.


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 or the parking lot during library hours.

Back To Top

Looking for an obituary? Go to our genealogy page to search.