Computers & Technology
Computers at the Library
The North Richland Hills Library offers free internet access to the public. We believe access to the internet is an important part of our mission to provide information for our patrons. The library has 48 internet computers available for public use at no charge. Software available on each computer includes the 2007 version of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. A library card number is necessary to log on to a computer. If you do not have a NRH Library card, a guest pass can be provided to you at the 2nd-floor Reference desk.
Internet access at the library is self-help. Staff at the Reference desk will be happy to assist with logging on to a computer and can provide some basic guidance on how to locate information. If you would like one-on-one assistance with using a computer, take one of our free computer classes!
Please remember that the Library is a shared space where all are welcome. Be mindful of our Patron Behavior Policy and Internet Access Policy when using the public computers and WiFI. Please avoid viewing, displaying, or distributing materials which are inappropriate for the surroundings, as described in Texas State Penal Code Section 43.22 Obscene Display or Distribution: A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly displays or distributes an obscene photograph, drawing, or similar visual representation or other obscene material and is reckless about where a person is present who will be offended or alarmed by the display or distribution.
In the Children's Department, there are six computers with internet access for research and two Early Literacy Stations™.
The Early Literacy Station™ (ELS) is designed specifically for our youngest patrons ages 2-8 and features over 4,000 localized learning activities. 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, and Bilingual French.
A library card number is necessary to log on to the children's computers and ELS systems. If you do not have a NRH Library card, a guest pass can be provided to you at the Children's desk.
Printing & Copying
There is a charge of 10 cents per page to print/copy in black and white and a charge of 20 cents per page to print/copy in color. The use of a USB/flash drive is recommended to save personal documents.
The Library is happy to provide faxing services. There is a charge of 10 cents per page to fax. The cover letter is free.
Scanning at your Library is free. You can scan a document and save it to a USB/flash drive or email the document to yourself.
Laptop or mobile device users can connect directly to the internet via Wi-Fi provided throughout the library. Guest Wi-Fi is not encrypted. If presented with multiple networks, please select the network named "NRH-Guest." To complete sign-in to the network, patrons will need to accept the City of North Richland Hills Guest Internet Access terms when it pops up.