Computer Lab Policy

Computer Lab Policy

  • The Computer Labs will be open to individual users when classes are not scheduled. The Computer Labs are not available for rental. Computer use is free.
  • Equipment available: computers and printers.
  • Computer use is first-come, first-served.
  • There is a limit of two (2) users per workstation.
  • There is a charge for printing. Color (.50) and black & white (.15) printing is available.
  • Software available: Microsoft Internet Explorer; Google Chrome; Microsoft Publisher, FrontPage, Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Library staff will provide assistance with opening, closing, printing, and basic software functions. Patrons will be directed to online tutorials and printed resources for further instruction.
  • If you need extended assistance or attention, please bring a family member or friend to sit with you.  Library staff are unable to allow a single user to dominant their time.
  • All computer users must leave the Lab 30 minutes before a scheduled class. Lab computers will automatically power down at closing.
  • The Library Code of Conduct and the Public Computer Use and Internet Policy will be enforced in the Computer Labs. The Library reserves the right to monitor and disallow equipment usage.
  • Unethical, illegal, or misuse of equipment may result in a denial of computer privileges and/or further action by local authorities.
  • All equipment is used and data accessed at the user’s risk.
  • It is the user’s responsibility to provide their own storage media (USB drives) and save work frequently. The Library is not responsible for any corruption or loss of data due to power failures, computer hardware/software failures, network difficulties and/or users not periodically saving their work. Diskette use is not supported.

Permitted in the Labs:

  • Document creation or editing using the available Library software if the format is supported.
  • Headphones and USB storage devices that do not require the installation of software.
  • Internet searching for research purposes.
  • Downloading files to supported media.
  • Loading of some personal paper in the printers (note: you must have approval from Library Staff in advance of loading paper; not all paper may be suitable for use in our printers).

Not Permitted in the Labs:

  • Unauthorized programs may not be uploaded to the hard drives or network.
  • USB port connection for equipment other than for handheld PCs, memory sticks, USB drives and cameras.
  • Game playing or use of social networking sites when others are waiting for Lab computers.
  • Cell phone conversations. Please place your phone on vibrate mode and take calls outside of the Lab.

Updated 3/19

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