Youth Internet Access Computers

  • Computers are for use by youth ages 18 and under and their caregivers.
  • The Library uses PC Reservation software to schedule and control computer use. Library card holders may have two hours of computer time per day. Computers are available on a first come, first serve basis. Guest passes are available for non-cardholders.
  • Internet games are allowed at Youth Services Computers, including the Teen Zone.  A parent may use an Internet computer in the Youth Services lab while their young child is using the Youth Services area.
  • Children under 6 years old must have help using the computers.
  • Violation of library policy, obscenity laws, tampering with computer system security, unauthorized altering of software configurations, attempts to damage hardware or software, and/or using the workstation for illegal, criminal, or inappropriate purposes will result in loss of Internet privileges and may be subject to prosecution by local, state, or federal officials.

Early Literacy Computers

Early Literacy Stations are available at both public libraries in Flagstaff.

  • The Early Literacy Station™ (ELS) computers are designed specifically for our youngest patrons ages 2-8. The fun, interactive and engaging content spans all seven curricular areas: math, science & nature, social studies & geography, reading, art & music, writing & computer skills, and reference.
  • The ELS is available in English & Bilingual Spanish.
  • These computers do not access the internet so that children can learn in a safe environment.


Printing services are available at both public libraries in Flagstaff.

Grayscale Prints ("black & white")

$0.15 cents per single-sided page
$0.20 cents per double-sided page

Color Prints

$0.25 cents per single-sided page
$0.30 cents per double-sided page

  • Grayscale, Color, single and double-sided printing options are available from all public access computers (except the children’s Early Literacy Computers).
  • Only library paper may be used in the printers: white, 8.5”x11”, 20lb., recycled paper.
  • Cash only. You are responsible for all printed pages.


Free wi-fi access is available at both public libraries in Flagstaff.

  • Access to wi-fi in the library has no time limit. However, each wi-fi session (lease) lasts four hours. Wi-fi users may reconnect after four hours for additional time.
  • Printing from non-library computers and devices (wi-fi) is not currently possible. Watch for this enhancement in the future.


Free self-service scanning is available at both public libraries in Flagstaff.

  • The library’s BookScan Station includes an 11”x17” color flatbed scanner and an 8.5’x11” color dual-sided sheet-feed scanner (up to 50 pages at a time).
  • Documents and photographs can be saved in .pdf, searchable .pdf, editable Word, .jpg or .tiff formats.
  • Scanned documents can be saved to a USB storage device or sent via e-mail.

Why does the library block some internet content?

The library is not in the business of censorship. However, Federal and State laws require libraries to prevent access to some internet content. The library does not intentionally block access to the internet beyond these legal requirements.

The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires that public libraries employ a Technology Protection Measure that protects against visual depictions that are obscene, contain child pornography, or are harmful to minors. Similarly, ARS34-502 requires public libraries in Arizona to employ a Technology Protection Measure that prevents minors from gaining access to visual depictions that are child pornography, harmful to minors, or obscene.

Arizona Revised Statute states that the public display of explicit sexual materials is unlawful. (ARS 13-3507)

Arizona Revised Statute also prohibits (online) gambling. (ARS 13-3304)
Certain other websites may be blocked to protect the Library’s computer network and computer users, such as proxy sites, spam sites, phishing sites, and other sites known to spread malware.

If you wish to access a blocked website, please make this request at the library service desk. Immediate access may be granted for lawful purposes for persons 18 and older.

Any comments or complaints you may have about the library’s web filter can be submitted at the service desk via a handwritten form, or click here to send a message to the network administrator.

How does the library protect my privacy online?

The library cannot safeguard the online privacy of public access computer users. You are responsible for what happens to you & your children online. However, the library does take some basic steps to help protect public access computer users:

  • The library does not track the online activity of public access computer users.
  • The library employs software that resets each public access computer to an “initial state” after each session. This effectively eliminates any digital personal information that may have been left behind by previous users. (This is why the public access computers restart between users.)
  • The BookScan Station does not retain a memory of scanned documents or photos.
  • The library’s web filter helps protect internet surfers from phishing and malware threats. The library also utilizes real-time anti-virus scanning as a second level of protection against viruses, phishing sites, and malware threats.
  • The library’s Early Literacy Computers cannot access the internet, providing a safe learning environment for youngsters.