Frequently Asked Questions
Public Computers: No computer available? Use ours!
All you need is your library card or guest pass – and a flash drive if you want to save your files. Computers have internet access and are equipped with Microsoft Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word. Computers are filtered to comply with Children’s Internet Protection Act or CIPA. Patrons 18 years or older may request staff to unblock content within the bounds of Community District Library Computer Use Policy.
Byron and New Lothrop branches cannot unblock computer content due to the branch locations inside schools.
Free wireless Internet access is available to the public at the following branch locations: Bancroft, Corunna, Lennon, Morrice and Perry. So if you have a laptop or other WiFi-enabled device, head on over to your nearest library branch and get connected!
Download eBooks and audiobooks for free without leaving your home! Start browsing and check out our rapidly expanding OverDrive digital collection. Enjoy them on your computer at home or transfer your digital downloads to your portable device. These library resources are available 24/7.
Kindles for Checkout
Borrow a Kindle from the Bancroft, Corunna, Lennon, Morrice and Perry branches by presenting a CDL library card. The basic Kindles come pre-loaded with a few classic titles but can be loaded with books of your choosing from our eBook catalog.
Online Software Tutorials
These interactive tutorials, offered by Learning Express, allow you to learn at your own pace on your own schedule. Courses include Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher) as well as Adobe programs and WordPerfect. When connecting from home you will need one of the following: your library card, Michigan ID or Drivers License number.
- Printing: all black and white prints are $0.15. This includes printing from the public computers and scanner. All color prints are $0.25.
- Scanner: A scanner is available for public use. Printing a scanned image is $0.15 for black and white prints, and $0.25 for color prints. Emailing the images or saving them on a USB flash drive (not provided by the library) is free. Our scanner has the ability to save in several different formats, such as PDF, JPG, and WORD.
- Fax: the cost of sending a fax from the library is $1.00 per page. Everything that is being faxed must be on loose leaf. The library is also willing to receive documents via fax for $1.00 per page. Fax messages will be kept on file at the library for three days.
- Photocopies: are $0.15 per page.
New Lothrop and Byron may have limited services due school policy restrictions.
Visit our online events calendar to find out about our storytimes, book clubs and all types of special events at any of our locations.