Rules for Public Internet Use

Users must check in at the Computer Lab Desk to use the internet on the next available terminal basis. Terminals will not be reserved for persons who are not in the immediate vicinity. Telephone reservations will not be taken.

Each workstation is numbered. Patrons will be assigned a specific computer and a temporary password upon presenting library card or photo identification.


Sessions are limited to 1 hour. Additional time may be issued, if no one is waiting. The number of access sessions available per day, per user, may be established by the Library Director. Limitations will depend on demand in order to provide access for the majority of users.

All public computers will remain on until closing time. Monday through Thursday the public computers will begin a 5 minute countdown starting at 6:55 p.m., and Friday through Sunday at 4:55 p.m. The computers will completely log off at closing time.


By mutual agreement, 2 persons may share 1 access session as long as their behavior or conversation does not disturb other users. Users must have basic knowledge of computer skills, including the ability to use a mouse. The library staff does not provide training.


Prompt payment is required by users who incur charges for printing. Printing will not process until payment is made at the printer. If transaction is not completed within 60 minutes, it will be deleted from print station.


  • Black and White 15¢ per page
  • Colored 50¢ per page

Use of Software/Hardware

Installation, downloading, or modification of software is prohibited. Patrons are permitted to use memory sticks in the computer.

Action Steps for Failure to Comply

  • 1st Offense: Patron receives a verbal warning and the offense is noted on Patron’s account.
  • 2nd Offense: Patron receives a 2-week suspension of computer privileges and must immediately leave the workstation. The suspension is noted and filed.
  • 3rd Offense: Patron loses computer privileges. Privileges may be reinstated only by the Library Director.