Computers & Wi-Fi

  • Wi-Fi is available in the building and from the parking lot.
    • Use your own device; no password required.
    • Connect to Library Guest; from notification or a browser window, read and accept terms and conditions.
    • Lafayette Public Library does not provide security or virus protection.
    • Lafayette Public Library is not responsible for damages due to incorrect or insufficient security or virus protection settings.
  • Troubleshooting: Find the option in your device's network settings to "Forget this Connection" to Library Guest, and connect again. That will usually prompt the Terms & Conditions authentication page to appear again.
  • Printing: wireless printing from mobile devices is available when connected to Library Wi-Fi as Library Guest, and after accepting terms and conditions. You may also be prompted to download a printer app the first time you use this service. View details and setup help.
  • Hotspots: Lafayette residents ages 17 or older with a valid Lafayette Library card may borrow hotspots. Learn more.

Computers are available on a drop-in basis, first come, first serve. 

  • Log in using a Lafayette Library card, computer use card, or a limited-use guest pass. Guests under 17 do not need an adult present to obtain a computer or temporary borrowing card, but may only use the youth computers upstairs unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. 
  • Main lab sessions are 60 minutes, extendable to three hours per day. (Teens and kids may ask staff to extend their initial session of 30 minutes or an hour). 
  • If you need to leave your computer, lock your station using your on-screen session toolbar.


  • Users must adhere to the Internet Policy and Acceptable Use Guidelines as well as to the Library Code of Conduct.
  • You must use your own card or guess pass; use of another person’s card will result in termination of your computer session.
  • The Lobby Computer Lab is for adults 17 or older; younger children are permitted when accompanied by an adult who remains in the lab. Children under 17 must request a guest pass as youth card numbers will not work in the lab. Additional computers for children and teens only are located on the top level in the Kid Zone and Teen Zone.
  • Viewing of material inappropriate for a public place will result in a termination of your computer session and could result in a longer ban from computer use.


  • No more than two people per computer
  • No food at the computers; COVERED drinks are allowed.
  • Headphones are available and earbuds are available for purchase. Use headphones at a volume that is not disruptive to others.
  • Consider the people around you; please keep conversations and telephone calls quiet.