Internet Computers

Internet computers are available at the Central (24 stations), Burke (14 stations), Duncan (9 stations) and Barrett (8 stations) branches.  Alexandria Library cardholders may use these computers for up to two hours per day; visitors to the area can purchase a guest pass for $1.00 for a computer session.


Internet computers include access to:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint)
  • Alexandria Library’s eCollection databases and Library Catalog
  • Ancestry Library


These computers can read CDs and DVDs and have usb ports for your flash drive.


Black and white printing is available and costs $0.25 per page.


Word Processing Computers

Word Processing computers are available at the Central (6 stations), Burke (6 stations), and Barrett (2 stations) branches.  These computers are available to any visitor to the Alexandria Library, and offer access to:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Publisher)
  • Alexandria Library’s eCollection databases and Library Catalog


These computers cannot be used to access the internet.  Please bring a flash drive to save your work.


Catalog and Database Computers

Catalog and Database Computers are available at the Central, Burke, Duncan, Barrett and Special Collections branches.  These computers are available to any visitor to the Alexandria Library, and offer access to Alexandria Library’s eCollection databases and Library Catalog. These computers cannot be used to access the internet. 

 

Children’s Computers

Computers are available in the Children’s areas of the Burke, Duncan and Central Branches.  These computers offer a variety of entertaining and educational games. These computers cannot be used to access the internet.

 

Genealogy

A specialized genealogy station is available at the Special Collections branch.  This station includes access to Ancestry Library, Heritage Quest and a number of genealogy resources on CD-ROM.  For more information, please call Special Collections at 703-746-1706.

 

Equipment

  • Photocopiers are available at all branches.  Copies are black and white and cost $0.25 per page.
  • Microfilm machines are available at the Central, Special Collections, and Duncan branches.  Printing from microfilm is available at a cost of $0.25 per page.
  • Headphones are available for purchase at the Central, Barrett, Duncan and Burke branches at a cost of $2.10 per pair.
  • USB Flash Drives are available for purchase at at the Central, Barrett, Duncan and Burke branches at a cost of $7.87.
  • Scanning and faxing are not offered at Alexandria Library branches at this time.