Internet Computers, Printing/Copying, and Wi-Fi

City of Oregon City

Internet Computers, Printing/Copying, and Wi-Fi

Internet Computers

The library has 18 public computers, 12 of which are located upstairs for teens and adults, and 6 of which are located in the Children’s Area. All computer users must comply with our Internet Policy.

Public computer access is dependent upon availability. If no computers are available, reservations may be made on the Reservation/Printing computer. Computer sessions are regulated by software that wipes user data between logins.

Computers may be used one hour at a time up to a total of two hours per day. A library card is required to access the computers. If you do not have a library card, you may apply for one at the Hello Desk. Patrons not living in the area may request a Guest Pass at the Ask Desk upstairs near the computers.

Headphones are available at each Internet computer. Patrons with their own devices may also check out headphones from the front desk.

Children's Computers

Three children's Internet computers and three Magic Desktops (kids' interface and games) can be found in the Children's Area. While Internet sites are filtered for the kids, learning technology with a parent or guardian nearby is always the best option. Kids 12 and under must use the computers in the Children’s Area. Their adults may also use these computers.

Express Computer

The library has an Express Computer with a 15-minute time limit. No gaming is allowed on this computer.


  • 10 cents per page for black & white
  • 50 cents per page for color
  • Scanning documents to email is free.

Print Release - For privacy purposes, all print jobs from Internet computers must be released from the Printing and Reservation computer located next to the copier.

Copying - Copies require payment prior to job initiation. Accepts nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollars only.

Free One-on-One Technology Help

To make an appointment, please fill out our Technology Appointment webform or call 503-657-8269 ext. 1017.

Our Public PCs are equipped as follows:

Operating System
Windows 7

Installed Software
Microsoft Word 2013 (Word Processing)
Microsoft Excel 2013 (Spreadsheets)
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (Presentations)
Microsoft Access 2013 (Database)
Microsoft Publisher 2013 (Desktop Publishing)
Google Chrome (Web browser)
Internet Explorer (Web browser)
Firefox (Web browser)
Windows Media Player (music / video player)
Paint.NET (Photo/Graphics tool)

Additional Components
Adobe Reader
Adobe Flash
Adobe Shockwave
Quicktime Player

Online Resources

All computers in the library, except the Magic Desktops, provide access to online databases that contain the full text of magazines, newspapers, and journals to which the library subscribes. Visit, and click "Online Resources" for a full list. These resources can also be accessed from home by entering a library card number and 4-digit pin when prompted.


The Oregon City Public Library offers wireless access inside and outside the building, 7 days per week. Access is free and no passwords are required.

It appears as "oc-wifi" in network settings.

Users of the library's wireless access must agree to the Internet Policy which appears in the user's browser once connected. After reading and agreeing to the policy, clicking “Continue” at the bottom of the page launches the Internet.

The library does encourage users to take precautions when using any public hotspot, as wireless access is accessible and open to anyone in the library. This means transmissions may not be secure. Virus and security protection is the responsibility of the patron. Parents are responsible for supervision of their children's Internet sessions.

Most wireless enabled laptops come automatically configured to pick up wireless signals without the need to change any settings. Users are responsible for knowing how to configure their own equipment. The library is not responsible for any changes users make to their computer's setting, and there is no guarantee user hardware will be compatible with the library's wireless network.