Computer FAQs

General Computer Information

We ask that you do not eat while sitting at the computers. Drinks are allowed but only in covered containers. Butler Public Library has the following for public use:

  • Six (6) public computers with internet access available for patrons and guests.
  • A CAFÉ Library Card or a single-use Guest Pass is required for computer use. A Guest Pass is available at the Circulation Desk.
  • Free wireless is available at the library.
  • You can use your own headphones to listen to audio files or videos on the computer. Headphones are available at the front desk for use on the computers. To borrow headphones you will need your library card or ID. (We hold it until you return the headphones).

PC Reservation FAQs 

What is PC Reservation?

PC Reservation is software that allows patrons to reserve time on the computer up to 3 (library open) days ahead. 

How do I make a reservation? 

You can make a reservation through our website by clicking on the Reserve a Computer tab. Or you may call the library, 262-783-2535, and a staff member can reserve a computer for you. 

Am I able to able to use a computer without a reservation?

Yes, if there is a computer available when you come to the library, you can simply sit down and sign on. 

What do I need to sign on?

Your CAFÉ Library Card, with internet permission, and password. It is the same password you use to access your CAFÉ account. It is usually your birthdate, or the last four digits of your phone number. 

What if I don’t have a CAFÉ Library Card?

If you are a Wisconsin resident, you may qualify for a CAFÉ Library Card. Here is the link to our Circulation Policy outlining obtaining a library card. We also have guest passes available.  

How much time will I have on the computer? 

CAFÉ Card holders will begin with 60 minutes, with the option to renew up to two times if no one else is waiting for a computer.  A Guest Pass holder will have 60 minutes on the computer.  All computers will shut down 5 minutes before the library closes. Please save your work to your external media, if necessary, prior to this time. 

What if I need more time? 

Contact library staff if you require more time than allowed on the computer.

What happens if I am unable to come in at the time of my reservation?

Reservations will be held for 10 minutes. After that time, the reservation will be cancelled to allow other users access to the computer.  

Can I print from the computer? 

Yes, you are able to print in black & white for 25 cents, or color for 50 cents per page.  We only accept CASH at this time.