The library is closed today due to a power outage. All programs and meeting room reservations are cancelled.
Our Newly Renovated Library Building Has Re-opened!
We've officially re-opened!. Come see - and use - our newly expanded and renovated library building at 120 N. Virginia Avenue. All visitors to the library (and other City buildings) are required to wear a mask. Learn more...
Free Wi-Fi is available in the library for patrons who bring their own laptops or other wireless portable devices. To access the library's WiFi:
1. Choose the "City WiFi" network on your device.
2. No password is required to connect, though you must accept terms and conditions to receive access.
3. Please note that this is an open, unsecured internet connection.
The library has 9 public stations on the upper level and 2 youth stations on the lower level.
Computers cannot be reserved in advance. Use is first-come, first-serve with a waiting queue when needed.
Sessions are limited to 60 minutes. However, if no patrons are waiting for a computer, sessions can be extended.
MRSPL card holders may logon independently up to three times each day.
Guest logon slips are available for anyone who does not have a card.
All stations are run Windows 10 with Microsoft Edge, Office 2010 (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word), and Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Printing, Copying, & Scanning
The library has a Xerox printer, copier, and scanner on the upper level and a laser printer on the lower level.
The first ten printed pages or copies are free.
Each page beyond the first ten costs $0.15/page for black and white and $0.50/page for color.
Use of outside paper or other materials (like envelopes, labels, transparencies) is not permitted with library printers.
The library is excited to offer Wi-Fi printing, accessible here! Print from your device in library or from home!
Wi-Fi print jobs will not print in the library until you release the print job from our print release station near our Xerox machine.
Once in the library, you will identify your document on the print release station with the secure code you set upon sending your Wi-Fi print job.
Print jobs sent through Wi-Fi are held in queue for 24 hours, after which they are automatically deleted from the system.
Disks & External Devices
Use of USB ("thumb") drives, CDs/DVDs, and other external devices (like cameras) is permitted so long as no external software needs to be loaded and the device is accepted by the computer's security software and profiled settings. Two gigabytes USB drives are also sold in the library for $8 + tax.
Patrons wishing to listen to audio on library computers or personal electronic devices are encouraged to bring and use headphones. The library also sells ear bud headphones at for $1 + tax.
Internet access in the library, including Wi-Fi, is filtered in accordance with Section 22.1-70.2 and Section 42.1-36.1 of the Code of Virginia.