Computer Labs

The Newport News Public Library provides public computers at each of its four branches - Grissom, Main Street, Pearl Bailey, and South Morrison. These computers have the following software installed:

  • Microsoft Office 2010, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access
  • Windows 7

Printers are also available at all libraries. Black and white printing is $0.15 per page and color printing is $0.50 per page.

What You Need

In order to use a public computer at one of our branches, you need to have a Newport News library card in good standing, establish a PIN/password number via the Library Payment Center and agree to abide by the Computers and Acceptable Use Policy for Internet Access (PDF). There is one computer at each branch that can be reserved up to one week in advance. Reservation can be made by phone or in person.

Note: If you are under the age of 18, a parent/legal guardian will need to sign a form giving you permission to use the computer. Parents/legal guardians can also designate if the child can have filtered or unfiltered Internet access on this form.

Visitor cards are available for out-of-state visitors. Cards are only good for the day and cost $2.00.

Accessibility Options

Patrons with disabilities or special needs may request the use of a high contrast keyboard and trackball.  All computers in the labs are equipped with NVDA screen reading software for the visually impaired.

Acceptable Internet Use Policy

Please see our Computers and Acceptable Use Policy for Internet Access (PDF).