Due to COVID-19, some library policies and procedures may have changed.

All internet use at the library is subject to our Technology and Internet Use Policy. This includes 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. Public computers, wireless internet, Scan Station, and printing shut down 15 minutes prior to closing time.

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 (unexpired) card in good standing (no fines exceeding $5) to 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 may only be extended one time and will be given out at the discretion of the Information Desk staff based on computer availability.

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. Patrons can use their library card to access these computers, and guests can ask for a pass at the Information Desk.

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 be used within the library building, including upstairs in the Youth Services Department. Laptops are subject to the same time limitations as the public internet stations.

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 and 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, but they are still obligated to supervise their children or computer privileges may be revoked.