Internet & Computers @ the Library

All internet use at the library is subject to our Technology & Internet Use Policy. This includes both our public computers and any devices accessing our wireless network. Please review the Technology and Internet Use Policy before using our equipment or accessing our wireless network.


Adult Services Computers

The Adult Services Department has 12 public computers which allow access to the internet. These computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Crete Public Library cardholders must have an active (non-expired) card in good standing (no fines exceeding $5) and can use the internet for up to three (3) hours per day, depending on demand for the computers. Those who do not reside within the Crete Public Library District can request a 30 minute guest pass. This pass is not renewable and will be given out at the discretion of the Information Desk staff.

The public internet computers have the following software:

  • Microsoft Office 2016, including Word, Excel, Publisher & PowerPoint
  • GIMP Photo Editor
  • Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox & Internet Explorer

The library also has two computers that are equipped with Microsoft Office 2016 only. These computers may be used by anyone and do not have any time limits, but they do not have access to to the internet.

The Adult Services Department also has a limited number of laptops available for in-library use. Laptops are only available to Crete Public Library cardholders in good standing. Patrons will need to have an ID and their library card in order to checkout a laptop. They may also be used upstairs in the Youth Services Department.


Wireless Internet (WiFi)

The library offers free wireless internet (WiFi) throughout the building. Patrons may sign on to the WiFi using any device capable of wireless internet. There are no passwords associated with the network. WiFi users are also subject to the library’s Technology & Internet Use Policy.

If you need assistance signing on to the library’s WiFi, please visit the Information Desk.


Youth Computers

Written permission from a parent or legal guardian is required for all internet users age 17 and under.  Two computers for use by ages 12-22 are available in the Teen Space. Additional computers are available in the Youth Services Department for users age 11 and under. A parent or responsible adult must sit with all internet users age 8 and under. Adults with children in the Youth Services Department may also use computers in that department.