Marshall Public Library, Pocatello, ID
Marshall Public Library, Pocatello, Idaho
113 South Garfield Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
(208) 232.1263

Did You Know?

Children can play educational games on
the computers in the Children's Department. Ask at the Youth Help Desk to sign up.


Internet & Computer Use

Frequently Asked Questions

How many Internet computers does the library have?
The reference area on the second floor of the library has 13 Internet computers for adult use. These computers are limited to adults who are 18 years or older.

Are there any Internet computers for kids?
Those who are younger than 18 can use the computers in the Young Adult Area (12-17 years old) or the children’s area (0-11 years old).

How do I access the Internet?
You must have your library card number to log onto the Internet. Library staff cannot look up your card number for you. If you have misplaced your card, you can get a new card at the circulation desk for $1. To use the Internet, your library account must be clear of fines and overdue items. You must use your own card to access the Internet; you are not allowed to use a card number that belongs to someone else. To log onto the Internet, select a free computer station. Enter your entire library card number, all fourteen digits without any spaces. You will then be asked to review the Internet policy. After accepting the policy, you will have an hour of Internet time.

Can I use the Internet more than once a day?
Internet use is limited to one turn per day per person.

How long can I stay online?
Maximum time is one hour.

If I don’t take my full hour, can I come back later to finish?
No. Internet use is limited to one turn per day per person.

How do I end my session?
If you finish before your hour is up, click on DONE. You will not be able to log back in until the next day, even if you used less than your full hour. Do not log out or shut down the computer.

Can I reserve the Internet for a specific time?
No. Internet time is given on a first come first serve basis.

Can I print from the Internet?
You can print from the Internet. Black and white copies are $.10 per page. Color copies are not available.

Can I use the library’s Internet if I’m just visiting Pocatello?
If you are visiting Pocatello, or just passing through, ask for a guest pass at the reference desk. This will allow you to use the Internet for up to an hour once a day.

What kinds of things are not allowed on the Internet computers?
See the Internet Policy.

Can I use a floppy or flash drive in the Internet computers?
Yes, you can.

Can I play games on the computers?
Yes, you can. However, some games may require software that is not available on the computers.

Can I use the computers to search for a job?
The reference department has two computers available for job and career searching. Idaho eCIS career information database is available and these computers can also be used for creating resumes, searching for colleges or other training programs, looking for scholarships or other school funding, looking for jobs, and filling out job applications. Other uses are prohibited. A two hour limit is enforced when others are waiting. Please sign up at the reference desk to use one of these job computers.

Do you have a computer I can just use really quick?
One express computer is available. No sign-up is needed, and a time limit of 15 minutes is strictly enforced. No printer is attached to that computer. All other adult Internet policies apply to the express computer.

Do you have computers available for word processing?
Yes. Microsoft Office is available on all adult Internet computers.

Can I access the Internet through WiFi at the Library?
The Marshall Public Library provides free wireless Internet access in the library. Make sure your laptop is configured to detect wireless networks and it should automatically connect to our signal when you click on your browser. If you need assistance configuring your computer, consult the owners manual. The library won't be able to help you set-up your computer for wireless use. Printing from WiFi is not available at this time.

How do I get an email account?

Download the pdf handout Getting an email Address