Basic Computer Guidelines
Desk Top computers -
Bringing your library card with you is the easiest way to checkout a desktop computer.
~ Just select an available computer
~ Wiggle the mouse to activate the screen
~ Click on the word "available"
~ Then type the barcode number from the back of your library card into the requesting space.
If you do not have a library card, stop at the circulation desk and request a guest pass, then follow the procedure above, using the number on your guest pass. (Any guest pass is only good for the day it is issued.)
Computers have filters on them due to the Children's Internet Protection Act. (CIPA)
Additionally, legal guardians of minors may complete a form to allow their child to access social networking sites. (However, minors will not be allowed to do this until the legal gaurdian visits the library to sign the form.)
Laptop Computers -
You must have your library card with you to check out a laptop.
* Computers are issued for one hour per person, with the ability to renew time if other patrons do not need to use the computer. (If other patrons are waiting to use the computer, you will be asked to give your computer to the next patron after your hour limit.)
* Both desktop and laptop computers have the ability to print. You will be charged for all pages that you print. Black and white pages are .15 per page, color pages are .25 per page.
Safety & Ettiqutte
By logging into a library computer you agree to abide by the following rules...
(The library is a public place and many computers can be viewed by persons of all ages, the computers have filters to block inappropriate material, however, please be considerate to view material that is appropriage for all ages.)
~ Do not send or display offensive messages or pictures.
~ Do not use obscene language.
~ Do not harass, insult or attack others via the computer.
~ Do not participate in behavior that is contrary to the safety or financial security of others, including that of invididuals, groups, or national security.
~ Do not violate copyright laws.
~ Do not damage computers, computer systems, or computer networks.
Any patron that is thought to be violating these guildelines will be given a verbal warning, if the problem continues, the patron will lose computer usage rights.