Borrow Laptops with WiFi Access
The Hancock County Public Library has laptops available for checkout at both the Central Library in Greenfield and the Sugar Creek Branch in New Palestine. The laptops must remain inside the library but can be used anywhere in the building.
Just stop by the Information Desk. Present a library card from HCPL in good standing and a valid photo ID, and borrow a laptop for up to 3 (three) hours. Guests from outside of Hancock County may present a photo ID to receive a guest pass to use a laptop for one hour.
Software includes Microsoft Office 2013 Professional, standard Windows applications, and a connection to the library’s B&W and color pay-for-print system. The laptops pick up the library’s WiFi network, which allows Internet access throughout the building.
Free WiFi is also available to library visitors using their own equipment. When batteries are low, laptop users may plug into power outlets that are built into tables and booths for convenience. Private computers are not protected by the library’s anti-virus software. To be safe, those who connect with their own laptop should install the same protection as they would for a desktop computer.