Overbrook Library has twelve public access computers scattered about the large main floor. The Library uses the LIBKI computer management system on all its public computers.
Patrons have expressed satisfaction at being able to log-in directly at the computer station rather than signing in at the front desk. If a patron has a library account but has not used their log-in and password information before, the staff at the information desk can set up the individual in less than a minute. For visitors with no library account and who may not be interested in having one, they can go to the front desk and get a guest log-in.
The LIBKI system will help reduce the ongoing problem of sabotage with our computers, increase security for patrons’ computer work, and reduce the complaints of children, youth, and adults regarding who’s next in line to use a computer during peak usage.
The Overbrook Library is partnering with two other libraries, Linwood Community Library and Seneca Free library, for the service contract that reduces the price of the LIBKI system for all of us.
We appreciate everyone’s patience as there will be questions and a time period of adjustment as we move into a new era of public computer management.