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Spaces & Technology

Computer Access & Wi-fi

Public computers are available to use while you are at the library for one, two-hour session per day with the option to extend for an additional hour depending on availability. Log in with your library card or see staff for a one-time use guest pass. For your privacy, all documents, files, and folders saved to library computers are erased after each session. Computers shut down for the day 10 minutes before closing time.

Adult Computers

10 desktop computers featuring Microsoft Windows are available for use. They have basic software like:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • VLC
  • Adobe Reader
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Accessories like File Explorer, Notepad, Paint, Photo Viewer, etc.

These computers connect directly to printing and have USB ports for plugging in flash drives to work with your own files.

Youth Computers

Youth computers are reserved for the use of children, teens, and the caregivers who have children with them and must remain nearby. Youth internet computers have the same software and printing capabilities as the adult computers listed above.


There are two Chromebooks available for use by library visitors. The Chromebook bags come with a mouse, a mousepad, headphones with microphone and a power cord. A Chromebook may be used for a 2 hour session, with a 1 hour extension available if no one is waiting, for a maximum of 3 hours per day.

Chromebooks are checked out by the User Services staff on a first come, first served basis. Chromebooks may not be placed on hold.

Wi-Fi Internet

A free, wireless network is available throughout the library. Use your device settings to find and connect to Messenger Library and set your device to remember the connection for future visits.


Print from inside or outside the library. Use the computers in Adult or Youth Services for printing or send documents to our Wireless Printing Page from any device wherever you are. Pay for and pick up your print jobs from our Print Release Station near the Adult Services Help Desk.

Please Note: in-house print jobs are held in the queue for 24 hours. Wireless print jobs sent remotely are held in the queue for 4 hours.

Remote and Wireless Printing

Step 1: Upload your document on our Wireless Printing Page.

Step 2: Enter in your library card number or guest ID and click submit. Note that you need to log in with your library card/guest ID to print your document, so please save that information.

Step 3: You can then log in, pay for, and release your print job from the Print Release Station near the Adult Services Help Desk.

Print/Copy Costs

Black & White: $.10 per page, payable by either cash or card.

Color: $.25 per page, payable by either cash or card.


A scanner is available for public use on the second floor near the Adult Services Help Desk.

Scanned files can be saved to a USB Drive, Google or One Drive, sent to a Dropbox, smart phone, emailed for no charge.

Use our scanner to translate text, convert text to audio, and even to restore photos.


Faxed files can be scanned and sent for $1.00 per page.

Meeting & Study Rooms

Meeting Rooms

The meeting rooms of Messenger Public Library (MPL) are available to support the library’s mission to inform, connect, and enrich the community of North Aurora. Rooms are used to support Library functions, meetings, and programs. Activities sponsored or co-sponsored by the library or a library related organization have priority.

When not in use by the library, rooms are available for use by groups and organizations serving the residents of North Aurora, or of civic value to the community. Policy regulations are applied to promote safe and equitable usage of civic space, administer room usage in an organized fashion manageable to staff resources and prevent monopolization.

The library excludes the use of facilities for political rallies, religious services, private social events, or any activities that materially and substantially interfere with the function, purpose, and mission of the library. As a limited public forum, the library will not discriminate in making its premises available.

Reserving a Meeting Room

The spaces available to reserve are defined as the Main Meeting Room, the Conference Room, the Barbara Messenger Tinker Youth Program Room, and Meeting Rooms 1 and 6. The Tinker Youth Program Room is available exclusively for Library programs, or meetings serving youth and teen groups.

A completed reservation request must be submitted to library staff for approval. Reservations may be requested up to three months in advance and are not considered confirmed until reviewed and approved by library staff. Confirmations may take up to 48 hours. Room reservations for outside groups will not be posted on the library events calendar.

  • To reserve a Meeting Room online, click here.
  • First time online reservation user? Click here for instructions.
  • Please note: the public calendar does not include private, unpublished events. When reserving a room in Spaces, all events (private and public) are blocked out if unavailable.
  • For more information on reserving a Meeting Room, please send an email to the Adult Services Department at:
  • To read the full Meeting and Study Room Policy click here.

Hours of Availability:

Monday-Thursday 9:00 am-8:45 pm
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-4:45 pm
Sunday 1:00-4:45 pm

From left to right: Main Meeting Room, Tinker Youth Program Room, Conference Room, Meeting Room 6, Meeting Room 1

Study Rooms

The library’s 4 study rooms provide an ideal space for small groups to work and collaborate on a variety of projects. Study rooms are now available on a first come, first served basis for one 2-hour session per day.

When the study rooms are open, at least one user per room must sign in at the User Services Desk and provide either a valid Messenger Library Card or a valid Photo ID that will be held at the User Services Desk while the room is in use.

  • Study rooms are for individuals and groups of up to four people.
  • Users under 12 must be accompanied by an adult to use a study room.
  • You are guaranteed two hours in a study room.
  • The study rooms close 15 minutes prior to the library’s closing time.

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