Computers and Technology

Internet resources enhance and supplement resources available within the Algona Public Library. APL does not monitor and has no control over information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. Individual users must accept responsibility for evaluating content.

The principles of Intellectual Freedom apply to all forms of library material. As with other library materials, restriction of a child’s access to the Internet is the responsibility of the parent/legal guardian. To review all of our computer policies, please click here.
Public Computers


The library has 12 computers available to the public for Internet and word processing use. Computers are equipped with a web browser, and Microsoft Office products. Computer use at the Library is free, but computer users must check out the computer at the circulation desk.

Wireless Access

The Algona Public Library is a Wi-Fi hotspot. Most users can simply bring their wireless-enabled laptop computer or other wireless device to the library and turn it on. The computer will automatically recognize the wireless network. However, everyone's computer is different and you are responsible for knowing how to configure your own equipment. The Library cannot be responsible for any changes you make to your computer's settings.


Computer print outs are $0.20 per page for black and white and $1.00 per page for color regardless of who provides the materials. Computer users must consult library staff before printing. Printing is not available while using wireless service. If you need to print, please save your work to a disk or email files to an online email account, then from a library workstation, send your print jobs to a library printer.


The Algona Public Library’s fax machine is available during regular library hours for library patrons and business persons to send and receive information. Personal or business fax requests will be charged at the following rates:


  Toll Free Number



  First Page



  Each Additional Page



  Outside of the U.S.

  Additional $2.50


  Same as Sending




The Algona Public Library provides scanning services.  Please ask at the Circulation Desk for assistance.