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Use a Computer

The library has public computers with Internet access. Please read up on policies and procedures for computer usage.

Our library has 6 internet patron computers for patron use. These computers allow access to the internet but also are equipped with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher.  You may use the Internet only if you are a patron in good standing with the library. In order to use these computers:

  • 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 others.
  • 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 appropriate printing cost of each copy.
  • Information may not be saved to the hard drive.
  • Our library has a specific computer designated with the Rosetta software for learning Spanish and for learning English for bilingual citizens to utilize.
  • An Agreement for minors (18 years and under) must be signed at the library by a parent or guardian prior to Internet access. 
    • 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.
    • 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 monitor what is appropriate for minors to view. We cannot control the type of information that is available on the Internet, so please educate yourselves as to what is available on-line.  You should tell your child that giving one's name or address could be unsafe or unwise.
    • 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. 
    • Allowing an unauthorized minor to share your computer will result in your Internet privileges being suspended.

 

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This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.