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Computer Description


Due to the Covid-19 social distancing rules, the library has 16 usable public workstations 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 2019 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 two dedicated OPAC (online public access catalog) stations. These provide access to our online catalog. 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.


The library is unable to make change.

·        Black and White Prints are 10 cents, Color Prints are 25 cents per side.

·        The vending device” will only take nickels, dimes, quarters, dollar coins and $1 & $5 dollar bills.


Library Computer Instructions

1.     Log-in to a library workstation with your library card number and PIN.

2.     When printing, choose a printer. Options are:

a.      Black and White

b.     Black and White Double Sided

c.      Color

d.     Color Duplex

3.     Prints are sent to the Print Station


Print Station Instructions

1)    Click on “Release a print job”.

2)    Enter your library card number .

3)    Click preview. Preview your job to insure it’s what you want.

4)    Select your job/s, click print. The cost of the print will show.

5)    Select “Pay from vending device”

6)    Deposit money .  (Nickels, dimes, quarters, dollar coins and $1 & $5 dollar bills).


Wireless Printing

Print in the library or from home. Web Portal at 

    • Pick a printer
    • Enter your email address.
    • Select a document:
      • Click Browse and locate a file.
      • Click the next arrow
    • Select printing options and click next arrow.
      • If you approve, click the green print button.
Come to Ahrens Memorial Library to pay and print. Prints remain on print server for 3 Days.

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.

Questions or comments regarding this web site should be directed to the
Ahrens Memorial Library System Administrator