All FCPL locations offer free wireless Internet access. Visit your favorite branch with your laptop to do your research and enjoy Wi-Fi.
Public Internet workstations are available at all locations, so call or stop by and ask for details on using this free Internet service. You will need your library card to log on.
Computer and Internet Classes
The Library's Computer Training Bridge offers free classes for beginner and intermediate computer users. Classes are held in many of hte WinstonNet computer labs which includes, library branchs, City of Winston-Salem Recreation Centers and many faith based organizations. Find classes and sign up on the Computer Training Bridge website.
Several library branches have special computer services in addition to public-access workstations. Visit the branch page or call for more information
Carver School Road Branch - 22 public access computers
Central Library - 64 public access computers
Clemmons Branch - 21 public access computers
Paddison Memorial Branch - 16 public access computers/Public Fax Service
Lewisville Branch - 11 public access computers
Malloy/Jordan East Winston Heritage Center - 10 public access computers
Reynolda Manor Branch - 10 public access computers
Rural Hall Branch - 5 public access computers/Public Fax Service
Southside Branch - 10 public access computers/Public Fax Service
Public computer workstations are connected to a quality black & white laser printer. The library provides 10 pages free per day. There is a 15 cent charge for each additional page. Printing is not available for wireless users.
Public Fax Service
The fa machine is low-cost, self-service fax service and uses voice instructions to guide you through the entire fax transaction. Faxes cannot be received on this machine. this is a send-only service. A FAX24 fax machine is located at the following branches:
Carver School Road Branch
Paddison Memorial Branch
What is a digitization station?
A digitization station provides a computer workstation with digital conversion equipment. Turn your old tapes into digital media. Convert cassettes into CDs.
Bring in your slides, negatives, or photos and take them away in digital file formats. Bring your own blank media or you can purchase a USB flash drive at the library.
You can find digitization stations at the following locations:
The Forsyth County Public Library offers computers equipped with assistive technology (AT). The services are available at Central, Carver, and Paddison Memorial locations during regular library hours.
Orientation for this new technology is required. To discuss your particular needs and schedule an orientation date at the location most convenient for you, call 703-3079 or email email@example.com.
For customers who have been oriented and know how to use the new technologies, a workstation can be scheduled for you, or if you are at an AT location, you may sign up if no one is scheduled for the workstation. Walk-ins are welcome every Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. for orientation and use. The Library will make every effort to meet your AT needs but cannot guarantee assistance without an appointment.
All hardware and software have been purchased with Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds through a grant administered by the State Library of North Carolina.
Carver School Road Branch
JAWS 18.0 Pro
Kurzweil 1000 v. 14
ZoomText 8.1 with ScreenReader
Braille keyboard (upon request)
Video Relay Service for the Hearing Impaired
Video Relay Service (VRS) is a relay that allows a user to communicate in American Sign Language (ASL) via video-conference equipment to a sign language interpreter, who voices the signed message to a standard telephone user in spoken English. The interpreter then relays the voice message back to the caller using sign language.
VRS is available at our Central Library and Walkertown Branch Library during regular library hours.
Accommodations for the physically handicapped specifically at Carver School Road Branch AT computers. Not at Central.
Each of our AT workstations features a fully adjustable desk and chair, room to maneuver a wheelchair, and a separate adjustable keyboard tray.