Note: The public computers at the library run a mix of Windows 10 & 11.

Internet access computers
There are currently ten personal computers with Internet access that are available for public use. Use of these workstations is subject to the Red Wing Public Library’s Internet Access Policy and Usage Rules. Each of these computers has available the Chrome, Firefox and Edge browsers. In addition to the browsers, these computers provide Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Excel (Office 2021) and Windows Media Player. Eight of the computers are located in the adult reference area and two across from the service desk on the central island with the display cabinets. Pursuant to the requirements of the Children’s Internet Protection Act, Internet access on all library computers is filtered. Individuals age 17 and over may request library staff to temporarily unblock a particular site. Under no circumstances will filtering be turned off for individuals age 16 and under.
Three iPads located in the Children’s area at the library provide a variety of games and educational software. All software can be used at the library without the need to check anything out.

Memory card reader

Kodak 50 in 1 card reader
Available upon request from the service desk is a USB memory card reader, which is compatible with a variety of memory cards and can be used at any of our public computers.


A public copier is located next to the service desk. Copies cost $.10 each for black & white, $.50 for color. You can also scan documents, free of charge, to a USB flash drive (not provided – you’ll need to bring your own). Ask for assistance and change at the service desk.

Equipment for people with disabilities

Assistive devices
A book-basket cart is available at the Service Desk for use in the library. For the hearing impaired, we can assist with the use of MN Relay, talk to text, and communication by text through a smartphone. Please stop by the Service Desk for assistance.
Building equipment and furnishings are ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant.

Microfilm reader/printer

A machine for viewing microfilm is located in the adult reference area. Users can print or email documents from this machine.

Self check machines

People can check out their library materials without waiting in line at the service desk. In addition to streamlining the check out process, the two Envisionware self check machines provide privacy in checking out library materials. For more information ask at the service desk.