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Computer Appointments

New! Computer Appointments are available during walk-in browsing or by appointment. Computer appointments are 50 minutes, and households (6 max) are expected to remain in the study room for the duration of the appointment to reduce exposure to other households in the library. Computer appointments can be made in advance or in person during walk-in browsing hours.

Laptops Available for Checkout
Beginning Monday, March 1, 2021, we have three Dell laptops available for checkout! Solon patrons with a current library card can call (319-624-2678) to set up an appointment to check one out, for one week at a time.



The library has 10 desktop computers for public use. 
All provide unfiltered Internet access and printing at 10 cents a page for black and white prints and 50 cents a page for color.


Requirements and Limits:

  • All computer users must sign in at the circulation desk and sign out when finished.

  • Consumption of food and drink is not allowed at the computer stations.

  • Reservations, by phone, for the computer are only encouraged for testing or other similar situations.

  • Users may not change the configuration of software or hardware on the Internet computers.

  • There is a 60-minute time limit on use of the computers.  Time may be extended, if other computers are available, and/or schoolwork needs to be finished.

  • Patrons must have their own disks or drives in order to save files – both from the Internet and for word processing.  ABSOLUTELY NO downloading to the hard drives of the library computers. 

  • Staff reserves the right to end a session if inappropriate material displays on the screen.  Public access stations and Internet may be used for legal purposes only.

  • Please complete work and printing jobs in a timely fashion five minutes before closing.