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Computers

All Washington County Library System branches offer PCs with access to the Internet and Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.  Wireless access is available at Percy Library in Greenville and the Leland Library.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation provided funding for public access computers in public libraries.  The Gates Foundation provided the computers based on specific demographic criteria. The goal is to put computers closest to those people least likely to have access to a home or business computer. Each library branch in Washington County has Gates Computers with software for personal use.

The Library also has an Internet Policy that governs all Library PCs.

Useful Websites

Evaluating Internet Resources  Tips for evaluating the credibility of Internet sites.
Getting Started With E-mail Instructions on e-mail services including setting up a free account
Internet Search Engines Links to popular search engines.
Learn to Type Practice typing using repitition
Learn to use the Internet A site for parents and kids to learn the Net.
Learn Microsoft Word A tutorial for Microsoft Word
Online Manners for Kids  A list of things to do and not to do to have good manners online
Online Mouse Tutorials      Learn how to use a computer mouse.
Online Safety Kids' Rules for online safety
Safeteens.com Teens between the ages of 12 and 15 are the most highly victimized age group, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Department of Justice. This site will remind teens to use the internet carefully.