An Introduction To Your PCC

The Missouri River Regional Library has offered a Public Computer Center (PCC) for over 9 years now, but I still get amazed looks from people as I tell them about what the PCC at the library has to offer. That being said, I thought I’d start off the monthly blog post from the library’s Information Technology department with an introduction to the PCC.

The PCC in the main branch in Jefferson City is located in the basement of the building. We have 30 computers that are connected to the Internet and 2 computers that have kid’s games on them, but no Internet (there are more kid’s games computers upstairs in the Children’s department, too, just in case the ones in the PCC are busy when you come by). One of the computers in the PCC is hooked up to a scanner that will scan in your pictures, drawings and book or magazine pages and let you edit them using Photoshop 8. All of the Internet-enabled computers also have the full Microsoft Office suite (Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher) as well as Internet Explorer. Our Internet connection is filtered in accordance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). We provide access to the rest of the web with a high-speed connection! On any given day, you can find people doing research using our subscription databases or freely available resources on the Internet. Others use the computers to update their MySpace profiles, check their email or play games with people from all over the world. We also have a color printer that will print out your emails, documents or pictures for .15 cents a page!

The policies for the Computer Center are available online at our Public Computer Center page. We offer 3 sessions a day, for up to 2 hours total, to patrons with a valid library card. We also offer guest services for people who don’t live in our service area. Stop by any desk at the library to get more information about that.

While the PCC is pretty much self-service, there is always someone at the desk who is available to answer questions and get you started using a computer. We are a friendly bunch, so feel free to stop by the desk in the PCC to find out about any of the services we offer!

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