Technology in the Library

We have a range of technology to help you complete your coursework and succeed.

We now offer free printing of 20 pages per day in the library. 

Library computers have the following programs:

  • Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Kurzweil 3000

A copier/scanner is available in Kirk Library for public use.  Each copy is 10 cents. Our copier is black and white and produces single-sided copies. It takes only coins and dollar bills. 

Scanning to USB drives is free. It creates multipage PDFs.

Campus-wide wireless internet is available for the educational and business needs of current students, employees, and guests of Centralia College. All users must comply with the college's Computer Use Policy, Student Rights & Responsibilities Code, and Copyright Rules.

The wireless network is not a public internet access network. 

For directions on how to connect to the wireless network, see the Wireless Network section of the IT Services page.

The library has 31 computers available for currently enrolled Centralia College students to use for academic purposes when they are not reserved for library instruction. When the computer lab is reserved for library instruction, signs will be posted to notify students of the hours when the lab is reserved. Students may use the computers until the posted times.

The library also has two stand up computers available for public use and quick tasks. Users are limited to 10 minutes on these computers.

For more information about our library computer lab policies, see the Computer Lab Use section of the Library Policies page.

During the 2021-2022 academic year, the library has laptops available for students to borrow for the quarter. To borrow library laptops, email to reseve yours today. Bring a photo ID when you come to pick it up.

Library hotspots are currently available for students to borrow for the quarter. To borrow library hotspots, email to reserve yours today. Bring a photo ID when you come to pick it up.

We have two types of hotspots, Verizon and US Cellular. The hotspots need to be within a provider coverage area to work. Check coverage with the following links:

To maintain a quiet study space for students, headphones are required to listen to audio on all computers. Headphones are available for check out at the Check Out Desk. You will need a photo ID (student ID card or driver’s license) to check one out. Please be considerate of other students who are studying. Keep the volume low. You will be asked to lower the volume if it is loud enough to disturb others.
All of the computers in the library computer lab have Kurzweil 3000 on them. The library also hosts one special purpose computer station from the Disabilities Services Center in the computer lab. This computer sits on a table that can be adjusted for height and is connected to a magnification device. Students who need to use the vision and hearing assistance software or the adjustable table at this computer station have priority use of this station.