Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Public Access Computing

​Public library computers serve a vital role in connecting patrons to employment information, government programs, and far-away loved ones.  According to an ALA study on public funding and technology access, nearly 75% of Kentucky libraries offer the only free access to the Internet in their communities.

Providing computers and access to the Internet is an essential service.  This section provides a framework from the Kentucky Public Library Standards, and explores other issues, including hardware and software management and resources for discounted equipment, staff training, and more information.