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Equipment Available to the Public

Main Library

  • Two Photocopiers - 10 cents/page for black and white, 50 cents/page for color
  • Scanner (USB drive required)
  • Four Microfilm reader/printers
  • Electric magnifier
  • 41 Public access computers (31 adult, 10 children's)
  • Wireless Internet

Dr. James Carlson Library

  • One photocopier - 10 cents/page for black and white, 50 cents/page for color
  • Scanner (USB drive required)
  • 21 public access computers (15 adult, 6 children's)
  • Wireless Internet

Northport Library

  • Two photocopier - 10 cents/page for black and white, 50 cents/page for color
  • Scanner (USB drive required)
  • 8 public access computers (5 adult, 3 children's)
  • Wireless Internet

Using the Computers

Customers must have a valid library card to register for a computer. Customers using the Internet at the library must read the Computer Use Policy and agree to abide by the rules.


Internet Access

Internet access and word processing are available to the public in the Main Library, the Dr. James Carlson Library and the Northport Branch. There is a four hour per day, per user time limit.

Access to web-based e-mail is available; however, customers must register for their own e-mail accounts.


Available Software

  • Windows 7
  • Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Powerpoint and Excel)
  • Open Office
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox

Wireless Internet

Wireless Internet is free of charge and does not have a time limit. Since each computer is different, the Information Desk staff are unable to assist in hardware/software configuration.


Wireless Printing

Wireless printing is available at all locations by visiting https://fargolibrary.org/mobileprint. Wireless printing is also available on Android and iOS devices using the Pharos Print app from the Play Store or App Store. Printing requires a library card and print jobs are released and paid for with cash at the print station in the library.