Lewis County Public Library and Archives is the information hub for the community and is dedicated to making digital equity available to Lewis County residents by providing current technologies and high-speed internet access. The following are some of the technology resources available.
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Public computers provide access to the internet, the Tennessee Electronic Library, and the world. All computers include protective and productivity software. An active Lewis County Public Library and Archives library card or valid photo ID is required to access the public computers.
Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi)
Free Wi-Fi is available both inside and outside of the building and is open 24/7 to residents. To connect to the Lewis County Public Library and Archives Wi-Fi select “Library 2.4 GHz” or “Library 5 GHz” in your wireless network selection menu, and click “Continue” to sign into the network.
Mobile Charging Station
The public may charge their phones and tablets with the mobile charging station conveniently located near the front entrance. Cord types include support for Android and Apple devices.
Mobile Hotspot Checkout
The library and archives offers hotspot checkout so residents can access the internet at home. Cardholders who are 18 or older and have a card in good standing for at least 6 months are eligible to borrow a mobile hotspot. Hotspots can be checked out for 7 days and must be returned to the circulation desk of the library.
Cardholders who are 18 or older and have a card in good standing for at least 6 months are eligible to borrow a Chromebook for use at home or work. Chromebooks can be checked out for 7 days and must be returned to the circulation desk of the library.
Desktop and Wireless Printing
Patrons are able to print from public computers or from their own digital devices, then retrieve their prints from the circulation desk. A fee is charged for printing. Library and archives staff are happy to assist patrons who need help printing.
Note: Public printers do not print in color. Patrons needing to print a document in color are asked to save their file to a USB drive that can be connected to library equipment that can print in color.
Patrons may request photocopies of materials at the circulation desk. Copies may be made in black and white or in color. All copies are subject to U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, United States Code).
Copying and Printing Prices
The library and archives charges for printing and copying. Double-sided printing is considered two pages. Fees are as follows:
- Black and white: $0.15 for letter; $0.20 for legal; $0.25 for 11×17
- Color: $0.25 for letter; $0.30 for legal; $0.35 for 11×17
Note: the library and archives is only able to accept cash or check (no credit or debit cards).
The library and archives provides a public fax service for all residents. There is a $1.00 per page fee to send or receive a fax. A complimentary cover sheet is provided.
Residents are able to have documents scanned to an external USB drive at the circulation desk. There is no charge for this service. Library and archives staff reserve the right to limit the number of pages that may be scanned.
AWE Computer Game Stations
The children’s area of the library and archives is home to three early literacy AWE computer stations. Games are educational in nature and feature age-appropriate content for developing young minds.
A microfilm reader is available in the Franz Weinhappel Room of Local History and Genealogy. Residents can print from the microfilm or save images to a portable USB drive.
One-on-One Technology Help
Appointments are available for one-on-one tech help with library and archives staff. Staff can answer your basic internet questions or help you download books onto your phone, Kindle, or iPad. To book an appointment, call the library and archives at (931) 796-5365. Library and archives staff cannot type up documents for patrons or provide IT troubleshooting and repairs.
Free Computer Classes
In addition to public computer access, the library and archives offers free computer classes to residents. Visit our Events Page or contact the library to learn more about our technology training sessions.