Computers and Tablets
We have several desktop computers and tablets for our customers to use. If you want to search material from the library database, there are two computers reserved solely for browsing the KIRKES library catalogue, one in the hallway and the other one in the Library’s Ehnroos Room.
Our customer computers are located in an alcove in the hallway, in the Ehnroos Room, in the Newspaper Reading Room and in a small study along the hallway. Most of the computers can be reserved for an hour at a time, but one of the standing workstations in the hallway is reserved for those who only need to stop by (max 15 min). All our desktop computers are connected to the internet and have Microsoft Office 2013 software suite installed. You can print in colour (default) or in greyscale from all the computers.
Our tablet computers are iPads. You can borrow a tablet with your library card. Tablets use library’s wireless network (Vieras505) and you are free to use our Wi-Fi with your own devices as well. Cardholder, or in case of a minor, the cardholder’s guardian, is liable for any damages that may occur. Library also lends out earphones, if you want to listen to music, view videos or television shows or play video games.
Reserving a Computer
Library’s desktop computers can be reserved through our -system with a library card number and PIN code. If you don’t have a PIN code, the library staff will give you one. The same code is used for reservations and renewals in our online catalogue. eBooking -system allows you to edit your personal user details, excluding the library card number and birth date. Afterwards you can access the system using either the user name you have created or the library card number and PIN code.
Guidance and assistance
The library staff can assist you with minor computer problems. If you want more thorough guidance in using an iPad, you can book an appointment with a librarian. Contact anu.jarvi-uutela(at)mantsala.fi.