Computers & WiFi

Public desktop computers in the library

Public Computers

We provide public computers at all six of our branches.

  • Guest passes are available for those without a St. Charles Parish Library card.
  • Computers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Computers are assigned in 30 minute increments, but sessions can be extended indefinitely in the absence of a waitlist.
  • All users must abide by the Library’s Electronic Resource Use Policy.

Software and hardware specifications for our public computers are as follows:

  • All library computers are running Windows
  • Microsoft Office 
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Reader
  • Computers do not have floppy disk, CD, or DVD drives
  • Files will be saved temporarily to library computers but are erased at the end of every session and cannot be retrieved.
  • To save your work, a USB drive is recommended. The library sells USB drives for $5.
  • All Library computers are filtered in accordance with CIPA regulations

Mobile Hotspots

You can enjoy unlimited access to the internet on your device anytime, anywhere when you check out a mobile hotspot!

  • Request a hotspot by placing one on hold using our online catalog or by calling the library.
  • Adult library cardholders who live, work, go to school, or own property in St. Charles Parish are eligible to borrow a hotspot.
  • Hotspots are checked out for fourteen days. They cannot be renewed.
  • Hotspots can be checked out at and returned to any St. Charles Parish Library location.
  • Return the hotspot to a library staff member at the circulation desk. Do not put it in the book drop.
  • Up to 10 devices can be connected to one hotspot.
  • Keep the hotspot in a temperature-controlled environment. Do not leave it in a car or in direct sunlight. Please protect it from liquids.
  • The borrower is responsible for all costs associated with the loss or damage of the hotspot, which can be up to $100.
  • You need a library card and a PIN to request items through our online catalog. Do you need a PIN? Call the library or email us at

Library Wifi (MYSCPL WIFI)

We provide free Wi-Fi at all six branch locations during operating hours.

  • All users must abide by the library’s Electronic Resource Use Policy.
  • Our wireless network is filtered in accordance with CIPA regulations.
  • The library assumes no responsibility for the safety or security of a patron’s device resulting from connection to its wireless network.
  • There is no guarantee that all devices will work on the network.
  • Library staff can provide general information for connecting to its wireless network but cannot troubleshoot problems with your equipment.
  • We also offer wireless printing.