Use a Computer
The library has public computers with Internet access. This describes what we have and how to use them.
The Library has 6 internet patron computers at the library. These computers allow access to the internet but also are equipped with Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher.
An agreement form must be signed at the library. Computers are resources for education, information and recreational purposes. The agreement form contains the policies for public use of the library computers and the Internet. Any changes shall be publicized through signs in the library. The individual user is responsible for staying aware of the library policies and procedures as posted. Computer usage may not be used for unauthorized, illegal or unethical purposes.
All computer users need to check in at the desk before using the computers.
There may be up to 2 approved users at one computer at the same time. Staff reserves the right to move any user who is disruptive to the library
An Agreement for minors (18 years and under) must be signed at the library by a parent or guardian prior to Internet access.
Parents are responsible for communicating with their children as to the kind of information they find appropriate. The library staff and board of trustees will not serve as substitute parents. We cannot control the type of information that is available on the Internet, so parents need to educate themselves as to what is available on-line.
You may use the Internet only if you are a patron in good standing with the library. Therefore, if you have been given a final notice and have failed to return the material or made arrangements to compensate for the above mentioned items, your eligibility for use of the Internet will be suspended until the matter has been taken care of.
Patrons are allowed to use the computers for 30 minute increments. If no one is waiting to use the computer you may have unlimited usage
Users will be held responsible for all pages printed at the cost of 10 cents per sheet.
Information may not be saved to the hard drive
Coon Rapids Public library is not responsible for the safety of information you or your child enters into the computer. Credit card numbers may not be adequately encrypted to prevent unauthorized use.You should tell your child that giving one's name or address could be unsafe or unwise.
Allowing an unauthorized minor to share your computer will result in your Internet privileges being suspended.
The Library has a specific computer with the Rosetta software for learning Spanish and for learning English.