How Do I Use a Computer or Internet?

We have public computers and free wifi that you can use, as well as plenty of outlets throughout the library. We also offer an optional, in-library use laptop when you use the Quiet Study Room or the Ventress Library Conference Room.

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Public Computers

Any member of the public can use our public computers to check email, browse the internet, use Microsoft Office software, and more. If you need assistance using the computer, the reference librarian would be happy to help you.

Use your library card number to log into the computer. If you don't have an OCLN library card, you can sign up for a library card or ask the reference librarian for a computer guest pass.

Headphones and external DVD drives are available from the reference desk upon request.

If you need extra space, need to make one or more long phone calls, or need use one of our computers for a video call, you may reserve the Ventress Library Conference Room and request the use of a library laptop. The Quiet Study Room is also available to use with a laptop on a drop-in basis. The desktop computers in the public computer area may not be used for video calls.

Please note that the public computers shut down 15 minutes before the library closes. If you expect to require assistance to use the computer, we recommend that you arrive no later than 1 hour before closing.

Visitors using the public computers to access the internet must follow our Internet Acceptable Use Policy.

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Public Internet Access

Have your own computer, tablet, or smartphone? You can connect to our public wifi networks inside the library! If you need internet access while we're closed, you can also connect to the Marshfield town wifi outside in the playground parking lot. Connect to the network called public-wireless on your device and use marshfield as the password.

If you need internet access at home, you can check out a wireless hotspot with your library card. Call us at 781-834-5535, email, or ask at the circulation desk for more information.

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Borrow a Chromebook

Need to use a computer at home? We have Chromebooks available to borrow! Visit our Library of Things page for more information.

Please note that Chromebooks require a wifi connection to work and cannot have software installed on them other than Google Chrome. If you don't have a wifi connection at home, you can also borrow a wireless hotspot. Please call us if you'd like more information about Chromebooks.

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