Using the Computers

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All of our computers have Microsoft Office and Internet access. We really want you to use them (that’s why we have them), but we do have some policies you need to adhere to in order to do so.

Our public access computers are self service. Simply type in your library card number (no spaces).

Out of county guests are welcome to use our public access computers, but must present non-resident identification.

Computer use is limited to one hour. We are happy to extend your time if no one else is waiting (really, we want our machines to be of use).

We provide wireless internet. Guests and patrons are welcome to bring their own laptop or wireless device and use any of our seating areas to take advantage of this service. You are encouraged to use good judgment when using a public wireless system, as no system is absolutely secure. We cannot guarantee privacy, safety or security.

Pornography and nudity are strictly prohibited, both on the public access computers and while using our wireless internet. This one is really important. Please keep in mind that not all sites are appropriate to view in public places.

You are encouraged to use your best judgment when filling out forms or sharing personal information. Our library staff can help guide you to a website, but we can’t help you fill out forms (especially forms that contain personal information). You may want to bring a friend to help you out.

While the library makes every effort to maintain the security of its computers, no system is fool proof. We cannot guarantee privacy, safety or security. Additionally, the library cannot guarantee the authenticity of any web site.

Printing is allowed and costs $.20 per black and white page color printing is $.50 per page. You must pay for all pages printed, even the unintended ones. If you need help, a member of our staff will be happy to assist you.

We know you are just as happy as we are that we have public access computers and wireless service. But rules are rules, right? So here’s a quick rundown of “do nots” to help keep everyone safe, happy and our system in good working order:

You may not:
•Obstruct another patron’s work
•Damage computer equipment or software
•Alter the library’s software configuration
•Gain access to the library’s networks or computer systems and/or use computers to deliberately
destroy or damage any other library computer system application
•Violate software licensing agreements or the U.S. Copyright Law
•Engage in any activity that is deliberately and maliciously offensive, libelous or slanderous
•Visit sites that are pornographic or display nudity

Ricks Library Hours & Info
Mon, Wed, Fri: 8:00am-5:00pm
Tues, Thurs: 8:00am-7:00pm
Sat: 8:30am-12:00pm