Branch Manager Sharon Cleveland said the computers have reduced waiting time, as the recent purchase allowed the library to increase the number of internet-ready computers to 10, from the eight older computers previously available.
"The computers we replaced were from 2007," Cleveland said.
The new computers are equipped with USB ports and card readers for the most popular types of memory cards used by video recorders and digital cameras.
The computers also have faster CPUs and graphics than the ones that were replaced. Customers Monday said they definitely noticed a difference when browsing internet sites.
"It seems like its much faster," library user David Ragan said. "It takes five minutes to log on in Cave Springs."
Cleveland said the library also is planning an upgrade to its T-1 fiber optics line.
The new computers were installed last week by Dave Daniels, the information technology director for the Sarah Hightower Regional Library system. Cleveland said the money for the computers came from the library's fees.