Public Computer Access
If you do not qualify for a Library card, or if you carry a MichiCard (which provides access to print materials only), you may purchase a guest pass to use the public computers. Two different passes may be purchased at the Circulation Desk:
One-day Guest Pass: $5. These are good for up to four hours on the day purchased, time permitting.
Yearly Guest Pass: $100. Purchase of a Non-Resident Library card provides library access equivalent to that of a Redford resident, including public computer use.
Wireless access is available throughout the first floor of the library. There are lamps with network jacks and power outlets in the adult nonfiction and fiction areas for wired users.
If your device is capable of utilizing an 802.11 b or g wireless connection, or you have a network card and a category 5 or compatible network cable, you should be able to connect to the internet.
Make sure your device is configured to use DHCP in your network TCP/IP settings.
Other wireless settings you may need:
Set the SSID to Redford_Library
Set the connection to Infrastructure or Access Point mode.
When you open a browser you will be presented with our acceptable use policy. Instructions appear on the screen prompting you to enter theusername:acceptand thepassword:redford (both in lower case) to acknowledge acceptance of our policy. Occasionally you may also have to click “login” in the upper left corner of the following page. You will then be directed to our home page.
Sessions are one hour. If there is no one waiting for a computer, your time may be renewed up to your maximum daily limit. Redford residents are allotted 4 hours maximum daily time, reciprocal library card holders 1 hour. Reciprocal card holders may purchase a guest pass if additional time is desired.
You will be warned with a message 10 minutes, 5 minutes, and 1 minute before time expires. If there is a sufficient number of open computers at the 1 minute interval, the system will automatically renew your time.
If you need to leave the area, lock your computer to secure your work. Your session time continues to run when your computer is locked.
Children 11 years old and younger must use the computers in the youth department.
You will be able to sign on to only one computer at a time.
Black and white printing is available for 20 cents per page. Color printing costs 75 cents per page. Funds may be applied to a library card or guest pass at the Circulation Desk or at the SAM Pay Station. Printing funds applied to a One-day Guest Pass are forfeited if not used before the pass expires.
Print from your smartphone, laptop or tablet to our library’s color/b&w copier
Cost per page: 20 cents for black and white or 75 cents for color
URL upload documents or send an email to:
Provide a valid email address; your secure print release code will be emailed back to you.
Select “Browse” to upload a file, or copy and paste the URL of a website to be printed.
Once the print job has been uploaded, you will be provided with the release code. Save this—you will need it to print your job.
When ready to print, place money in the coin box. (Coin box maximum $5 at a time.)
On the copier, press the “Printer” button to the left of the touch screen. Using the touch screen, enter your release code and press “OK.”
Select the correct job and hit the “Print” button.
Press the “Logout” button on the screen to end your session; the session will time out in 60 seconds.
Note: jobs will auto delete after 72 hours.