November 27: All locations closed; no Bookmobile service.
November 28: Dayton's Bluff and West 7th libraries closed; no Bookmobile service.

Internet Use Guidelines

Using the Internet at the Library

Public computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You must have a current library card to use the Internet computers.

Customers using the Internet are expected to follow the Library's Internet use policy and these guidelines.

Parents are responsible for their children's access on Internet workstations and should offer guidance just as they guide their children's reading choices. Library staff will not oversee children's use of the Internet, except when the staff is aware that the children's use violates this policy.

Reservations and Time Limits

Reservations are made by signing in at a computer reservation station. Advance reservations are not accepted.

The maximum reservation time is 60 minutes.

Each customer is limited to a total of 120 minutes of Internet computer access per day. Total minutes can be used over one or more sessions.

No more than 2 customers may use a workstation at one time.

Locking

You may lock your computer if you need to step away from it for a short time. Time spent locked is counted against your daily time limit.

Extensions

The maximum amount of time that can be reserved is 60 minutes. If no one is waiting for a computer and you have not reached the daily limit, the computer will offer extensions until your maximum time for the day has been reached.

Printing

Printing costs 15 cents per page.

Sound

You can use your own headphones. The library does not provide headphones.

Headphones and earbuds are available for sale.

Do not connect speakers to the library's computers.

Do not play audio so loudly that others can hear it.

Downloading

If you wish to download files, you may bring your own storage media.

4-gigabyte flash drives are available for sale for $10.00.

Virus-checking software on the library's computers will not protect your computer if you use program files downloaded to your own storage media. It is recommended that you install and use virus protection software on your own computer.

Installation of software or other modification of library computers

Do not install your own software on the library's computers.

Do not attempt to restart the computer or otherwise intervene with the normal operation of the computer equipment or software, including printers.

Modifying or tampering with library computer equipment or software is considered vandalism and may result in legal action.

If there is a problem with the computer, please notify library staff.

Security

The Internet is not a secure environment. Customers handling financial transactions or other activities that require confidentiality do so at their own risk.