Technology Services

Computer & Internet Access

Public computers with Internet access, Microsoft Office, and other software for adults and children are available at all York County Library locations. Some computers may limit time, Internet access, or use, such as for reference, word processing, or genealogy only. All locations also offer free Wi-Fi access.

Usage Guidelines: Use of Library computers requires agreeing to our policies for Library Cards and Computer and Internet Use.

 

  • A valid York County Library card for a resident/non-resident or Internet only is required. Minors under 18 must also have signed permission from a parent or guardian (for Internet access, children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times).

  • Patrons sharing a computer must have staff permission and agree to the computer policy.

  • To request an available computer, sign in with library staff.

  • Computer use is limited to 60-minute sessions (15 minutes for "express" computers) during business hours, up to a maximum of 3 hours per day.

For full usage guidelines, review the complete Computer and Internet Use Policy.

Mobile HotSpots: York County Library is pleased to provide T-Mobile HotSpots for checkout. Patrons in our community with limited or no Internet access can use the T-Mobile 4G LTE network to watch videos, play games, or be productive anywhere coverage is available.

  • Data is unlimited.

  • Up to 5 devices can be connected to the HotSpot.

  • HotSpots may be checked out by any York County resident 18 years old or older with a valid York County Library card. Patrons must be in good standing with the library and have no fines above $10.00 on their account.

  • HotSpots are available on a first come, first-served basis.

  • HotSpots may be placed on hold. Holds expire after 7 days.

  • HotSpots may be checked out for two weeks with no renewals.

  • HotSpots must be returned and brought into the branch where they were checked out. Upon returning, they cannot be checked out again by the cardholder for a period of 24 hours.

  • Patrons are required to sign a HotSpot Usage Agreement at check out.

  • HotSpots will be deactivated within 24 hours of the due date.

  • HotSpots are filtered and will block websites that feature frequent or intense graphic violence, sexual content, profanity, and cash gambling.

For full details, see Mobile HotSpots.

Printing & Copying

Library Printing: Printing from library computers and copiers is available at each library location. Black and white copies are 15¢ per page, and color copies are 25¢ per page. Scanners and fax services are not available to the public.

Mobile Printing: Patrons can send documents and photos to print at library printers using a laptop, tablet, smartphone, or other internet-connected device. Costs are 15¢ per black and white page and 25¢ per color page, with 24 hours to pick up print jobs. For more information and instructions, see Mobile Printing.

Technology Center

All York County Library cardholders are free to access the available computers and tools within the Main Library Technology Center. Users must also agree to follow the Library's Computer and Internet Use Policy. The Technology Center was created in part by a generous local donation and a Gates Learning Foundation Grant.

Technology Center Business Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:10 a.m. - 7:50 p.m.

  • Friday - Saturday: 9:10 a.m. - 5:50 p.m.

  • Sunday (September - May): 2:10 - 5:50 p.m.

Technology Tutoring

York County Library provides one-on-one tutoring by library staff on computer use, the Internet, Microsoft Office, resume and career resources, and more. View handouts and presentations on some of the tutoring topics offered. To sign up for a tutoring session, see registration information below.

  • Clover Library - call 803-222-3474

  • Fort Mill Library - call 803-547-4114

  • Lake Wylie Library - call 803-831-7774

  • Main Library (Rock Hill) - register online or call 803-981-5825

  • York Library - call 803-684-3751
     

Devices for Visually Impaired

Low-vision assistive devices for patrons with visual impairment are available to check out for in-library use only. Available items vary by location and include magnifiers, large print keyboards, a portable video magnifier, and desktop video magnifiers (view demo). See a staff member for assistance.

 
York County Library

138 East Black Street

Rock Hill, SC 29730

803.981.5858

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