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Public Computers

The library’s public computers are free for general use. Please note that personal information on the computer will be automatically deleted when you log off. Nothing may be saved onto the computer. Please save any important information to your email, flash drive, or other device. The library has computers in several different areas:

  • The Reference Department has 16 available.
  • Catalog-only computers are available throughout the fiction, nonfiction and Children’s Room.

Available Software

The software programs available on the computer are as follows and may be subject to change:

  • Adobe Reader
  • Calculator
  • Chrome
  • GIMP
  • Libre Office
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Excel 2016
  • Microsoft Powerpoint 2016
  • Microsoft Publisher 2016
  • Microsoft Word 2016
  • Notepad
  • Paint
  • Screen Narrator
  • Screen Magnifier
  • Snipping Tools
  • Wordpad

Computer and Internet Policy and Rules of Use (PDF)


The Wi-Fi is free for public access. Please look for “Needham Library” as the appropriate Wi-Fi connection.

Chromebooks, Laptops and Hotspots

The Reference Department has Chromebooks, Laptops and WiFi Hotspots available for borrowing. The Children’s Department also has chromebooks available for borrowing. Needham residents can now request these items online at find.minlib.net, in person at the Reference Desk, or by calling 781-455-7559 ext. 502 for Reference or 781-455-7559 ext 204 for Childrens. They currently have a 2-week loan period and can be taken out individually or together.

The Chromebooks and hotspots were generously funded by the Library Foundation of Needham and the Friends of the Needham Public Library.