To better serve the Palm Springs community, and based on public input, on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 the Palm Springs Public Library will be introducing a new public computer management system. To prepare for the launch, the library will need to be closed that morning to train staff and ensure the new system and software are working properly. This means that the Library will open at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10th.
This new management system, which requires users to have a library card to log in, will make it easier to monitor computer time and to print on the FREE-ACCESS public computers in the Library. As an added bonus, users will be able to extend their computer session time if no one is waiting; a request expressed by many of the Library’s computer users. The new system will be familiar to people who use computers at any of the local Riverside County Library Branches or the Rancho Mirage Public Library because it is the same system. The purchase of this new public computer system was made possible by the generous donation of the Friends of the Palm Springs Public Library (FOPSL).
For tourists, visitors, or those who choose not to get a Library Card, the Library will have a set number of EXPRESS Computers available to use for 15 minute sessions that do not require logging in with a Library Card.
In anticipation of this system change, the Palm Springs Public Library encourages everyone who uses the public computers at the library to come in and get a Library Card or make sure their current Library card is still active BEFORE August 10th.