Computer use is an integral part of Newton Public Library activities and information resources.
Public Access Computers
Use of computer stations is open to all registered Library patrons and visitors in good standing by presenting a Newton Public Library card or government-approved photo ID. Microsoft Office software is available on all public computer stations.
Wireless Internet is accessible to laptop users in good standing throughout the Library.
For more information governing Internet and computer access, please read Library Policies.
Free computer classes are offered to the public using the Helen E. Claassen Mobile Lab laptops. Registration is required for each one-time, hands-on class.
Let the Library know if you would like to volunteer to offer a class to the public.
Nathan, NPL IT Supervisor, gives monthly Tech Talks. Click the link to view archived presentations.
Check calendar for video conference offerings to the public.
Computers are also an integral part of many programs at NPL. Programs are free and open to the public. Check calendar for more information.
- Third Tuesday Genealogy Worknight meets monthly at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Various topics are discussed with laptops available for information and learning.
- Fourth Tuesday Photography meets at 7 p.m. on most fourth Tuesdays to give assistance to photographers of all levels of experience in using their digital cameras. Laptops are often used to explore and learn. Photos from the group may be viewed on Flickr and Facebook.
HDR resources by Scott Bean
High Dynamic Range (HDR) by Jeff Heidel
Denny Lammers’ Tutorial on “Out of Bounds” photo manipulation
Savoring the Ordinary by Bob Regier
Photography Composition by Jeff Heidel
Macro Photography by Amanda Botterweck
Making Money at Microstock by Weldon Schloneger
Video Conferences with Randy Merrell of Salina Public Library
Harvey County Genealogy Database Step-by-Step by Darren McMannis