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The Westlake Porter Public Library building is OPEN for browsing and limited seating during regular hours. Face coverings are required.

  • Computer use is by appointment. Call (440) 871-2600 to schedule an appointment.
  • The drive-up window on the south side of the building is OPEN regular library hours.
  • Check the Event Calendar for news about virtual programs.

desktop computer iconThe Drive-up Book Drop and WiFi are available 24/7 in the library parking lot. There are marked spots for good WiFi reception on the north end of the lot.

Temporary Public Internet & Computer Use Policies
  • Computer use is by appointment only.  
Temporary Public Service Policies
  • All staff and patrons over the age of two are required to wear a face covering while in the building. Those that cannot wear a face covering can be served through our telephone reference and drive-up window services. 
  • The first hour of the day, 9-10 am Monday through Saturday, is set aside for older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions. 
  • Children ages 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  
  • Food and drink are not allowed in the library. 
  • There is a limit of 80 patrons in the building at any one time. 

Computer Classes

Westlake Porter Public Library offers many different classes to help you get started using a computer. There is no charge to participate but registration is required.
 
To register:
Stop by the Reference Desk,
Call (440) 250-5460 during library hours or,
Click on class date to register online any time using this calendar!

Databases

A variety of databases is available for use in the library, both in the electronic services area and in the youth services area. No registration is required and there is no charge (except for printing which has a cost per page). Please check our Research Databases and Subscriptions page for a list of available databases.

Computer Usage

Computers are available for the purposes of using the Internet and Microsoft Office applications. Common Microsoft Office applications available on PC Stations include: Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, and PowerPoint. Computer stations also provide web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer. You may bring a blank CD or USB drive to save your work.

USB ports, for the use of personal USB drive devices, are available on all computers. Installing software is not permitted. For further information, see the Public Internet Access and Computer Use Policy.

Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis for a one-hour session. More time is available depending upon demand. Printing is 10¢ per page for black toner only, and 15¢ per page for color printing. Customers are given a daily allowance of $1.00 to use for printing only.

Wi-Fi Available Here

Free high-speed wireless Internet access is available to visitors who bring their own Wi-Fi configured devices. Our acceptable use policy applies to all persons accessing our network even when they are using their own equipment. Ask for policy details.

Our library staff CAN help you:

with simple problems
with simple questions regarding software

Our library staff are UNABLE to help you:

with instruction/training
with detailed software questions
with the creation of a résumé or paper