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Computer Description


The library has twenty five public workstations and three laptops loaded with Microsoft Windows 10. All have Internet access and card readers with the ability to logon the AF Portal and the Holloman Mail Server.  All computers have Microsoft Office 2010 and other software products are available as well. Printing is available on these machines. A  library card number and a pin is needed to sign in to a workstation.  See the circulation desk for your library card number and a pin. If your account is overdue you will not be allowed to sign-in and will need to see the personnel at the front desk to settle your account.  Read the complete computer use policy for restrictions and suggestions on the use of all these workstations. The library also has three dedicated OPAC (online public access catalog) workstations. These provide access to our online catalog. Printing is available on these machines as well. A NIPRNET computer is available for use.



Standard Workstations

The standard library workstations run Microsoft Windows 10 Professional and provides access to the following software:

  • Calculator, Microsoft Access 2019, Microsoft Excel 2019, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Photo Editor, Microsoft PowerPoint 2019, Microsoft Publisher 2019, Microsoft Word 2019, Paint, Wordpad
  • In addition, the user has access to a range of helper applications such as Adobe Reader , Form Flow, RealPlayer, and Windows Media Player.
    All of the online databases are accessible from these workstations as well.


The library's public computers are networked to a single printer. In order to print any document, you will need to follow these instructions. The library staff strongly recommends that you have your printed copies in hand before closing your work.

Printing from the workstation
  1. Always use print preview before printing to keep from printing blank or partial pages. Sometimes you will need to download the document to the computer for it to print correctly.
  2. Open the File menu on the menu bar. Click on Print. Choose "BWletter"(Black and White Printer) or "ColorLetter" (Color Printer), number of pages, and number of copies. Click the preference button and finishing tab to select 2-sided printing  Click OK once you are satisfied with your choices.
  3. The Print to Vend Station screen will appear (blue popup takes 10 to 15 seconds to show). This repeats the number of pages and total cost. Name and click Send to Vend Station to send the job to the vend station. You may also choose to cancel the job here.
  4. The print job has been sent to the print station at this point. Proceed to the print station to pay for the job and receive the actual hardcopy printout.
Using the Print Station
  1. Click on the large gray button in the center of the monitor labeled “Print Release Station”.
  2. Print jobs will appear .
  3. Select your job by clicking the box next to the computer name you are using and click on the print button.
  4. A pop-up screen will appear with the cost of your prints.
  5. Put money in the coin machine.  The coin-op will take nickels, dimes, and quarters. There is a bill acceptor on the side that will take $1, $5, and $10 dollar bills. Beware the coin-op will return coins as change. Please use the smallest denomination bill to pay for your prints so you don't get a pocket full off change and drain our machine of coins.
  6. Press OK. If you are owed change, change will drop in the change return slot (There is a slight delay in printing).
  7. The Black and White Printer is on the counter to the right and the Color Printer is below the keyboard tray.
  8. Black and White Prints are 10 cents, Color Prints are 25 cents.

We strongly recommend that you have your printing in hand before closing out your work at the workstation.
Print jobs have been known to disappear into the cyberspace between workstation and print station!

This is a Department of Defense computer system. This computer system, including all related equipment, networks and network devices (specifically including Internet access), are provided only for authorized U.S. Government use. DoD computer systems may be monitored for all lawful purposes, including to ensure that their use is authorized, for management of the system, to facilitate protection against unauthorized access, and to verify security procedures, survivability, and operational security. Monitoring includes active attacks by authorized DoD entities to test or verify the security of this system. During monitoring, information may be examined, recorded, copied, and used for authorized purposes. All information, including personal information, placed on or sent over this system may be monitored. Use of this DoD computer system, authorized or unauthorized, constitutes consent to monitoring of this system. Unauthorized use may subject you to criminal prosecution. Evidence of unauthorized use collected during monitoring may be used for administrative, criminal, or other adverse action. Use of this system constitutes consent to monitoring for these purposes.

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Ahrens Memorial Library System Administrator