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Computer Access & Technology Center Policy

The library has six public computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office. There are also laptops available for in-library use. The laptops may be borrowed and used within the library in exchange for the user's driver's license or state photo ID. Parents may borrow for their children ages 14 years and up. All computers and laptops print to the library's network printer for a charge of 10 cents for black & white and 50 cents for color per page. Wireless internet access is available.

You can also print from home wirelessly or from your device wirelessly to our library printers by clicking here for a charge of 10 cents for black & white and 50 cents for color per page.

The Parkland Community Library provides the community with a technology center that includes computers, internet access, Wi-Fi access and a printer. There is no charge to use the library’s public-access computers. They are available on a “first-come-first served” basis. Users are required to sign in at the computer workstations with their library card. Usage sessions are limited to one (1) hour whenever other patrons are waiting.

You must have a library card in order to use the library’s public computers. If you are a Parkland resident, you must have a Parkland Community Library card in order to use the library’s public computers. If you are not a Parkland resident but have a library card from your home library with an access sticker, you are eligible to use our computers. If you are from out of town, please show your driver’s license to the Reference Librarian to receive a “guest pass”.

Computer users are reminded that not all sources on the Internet provide information that is accurate, complete, current, or legal. The Parkland Community Library is unable to monitor or control the information obtained through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. The library does not endorse the content of any material obtained from the Internet.

The library recognizes users’ rights to privacy and confidentiality. However, electronic communications and files could become public. The library is not responsible for loss or damage to a user resulting from a breach of privacy or confidentiality. Users who release personal information do so at their own risk.

Computer users should not attempt to violate computer security systems, nor attempt to access the hard drive, files, networks, or other computer systems of the library. Users shall not knowingly destroy, degrade, or disrupt electronic information, software, or equipment.

Users should not attempt to alter computer settings put in place by the library staff. In order to prevent viruses, they may not install or download software or files onto library computers. Normay they store any data on the library’s computers. Users who wish to download information may make print-outs on the library’s printer or may purchase flash drives for $5.00.

Library computers may be used for lawful purposes only. Illegal acts involving librarycomputers may be subject to criminal prosecution.

Staff are available to assist patrons with basic technology related questions. They cannot provide proofreading assistance or write content.

Library privileges may be suspended for misuse of or damage to equipment, for behavior that is disruptive to the operation of the library and its patrons, and for any inappropriate behavior deemed to be a violation of library policy. Local authorities could be called at sole discretion of staff.

Amended by the Board of Directors 8/24/17

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