Public Computers

Five computers are available for the Internet and word processing.

How do I use a computer?

  • You must agree to abide by the Library Internet policy.   Failure to comply with the Library Internet Policy or Appropriate Behavior Policy will result in suspension of computer or library use.
  • Children under 18 must have parental permission to use the Internet.
  • You may simply sign-on to a computer if one is available.  If no computers are available, you will need to sign-on to the reservation station for computers.  The reservation station will list pending reservations and will match computers to pending reservations.
  • If you are just visiting the area, you will need to register for a guest pass at the service desk.

How long can I use a computer for?

  • You will be given 90 minutes a day. 
  • You will receive 30 minutes initially and are only assured the first 30 minutes. If others have reserved a computer, you will be given a 5 minute warning, and your session will end.
  • If others are not waiting to use a computer, your 30 minute session will be extended until you have reached your 90 minutes.

Internet Use Policy



The Library offers an assortment of reference books and our helpful staff will assist you in locating reference materials and/or placing a hold for you on reference materials that may be unavailable at our location.  Assistance with online reference searching is also offered. Helpful links:     Encyclopedia Britanica

Digital Magazines and Newspapers

Digital magazines and newspapers now available at Spring Valley Public Library.

Starting October 1, 2015, Spring Valley Library has expanded its digital collection with the addition of OverDrive Periodicals at http://*** This new collection features nearly 87 popular digital magazines and newspapers, including Better Homes and Gardens, Birds & Blooms, Discover, and more. See the attachment for the full list.

Users can check out periodicals on the same digital library website where they currently borrow eBooks, digital audiobooks and streaming video titles. All that is required is a valid library card and a NOOK account. Titles can be read via a NOOK tablet device or Free NOOK Reading App available for a multitude of smartphones and tablets. [U.S. Libraries only] Free in-store support and expertise are always available from the booksellers at Barnes & Noble’s more than 650 bookstores across the U.S. If you have any questions, contact the Spring Valley Library.


Tax Forms & Instructions

Federal Tax Forms & Instructions

Wisconsin Tax Forms & Instructions



Fax, Print & Copy


A staff member will send the fax for the patron.  The document to be sent must be a standard 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper, printed on one side of the paper.  Payment is per sheet that is faxed.

  • Faxes sent from the library are $1.00 per sheet.
  • Faxes can also be received at the library. Cost of faxes recieved is 25¢ per sheet.

The Spring Valley Public Library fax number is (715) 778-4595

A self-service photocopy machine is available at the library, next to the Public Computers.  When finished, present the copies at the Circulation desk and pay per printed side. 

8.5 x 11 Black & White  15 ¢ 
8.5 x 11 Color               50 ¢ 
11 x 17 Black & White    25 ¢ 

Printing is permitted from all internet computers.  After a document is sent to the printer, it goes into a queue.  When the patron is ready to pay for their document(s), they should go to the Circulation Desk and pay for all printed papers.

8.5 x 11  Black & White   15 ¢ 
8.5 x 11  Color                50 ¢ 
11 x 17   Black & White    25 ¢ 
11 x 17   Color                $1.00