Public Access Computers
Six public computers are available for use in the library on a first-come, first-served basis. All five computers offer Internet access as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The four computers in the Study Area are for high school students and adults. The fifth public computer which is located in the Children’s Area is for use by adults with children.
The computer in the Wisconsin Room is connected to a microform reader-printer-scanner and is available for people doing genealogy research.
All public computers are connected to a black & white laser printer located at the main desk. Printing costs $.15 per page in black and white and $.25 per page in color.
Please read the library’s Internet Policy for information about using the public computers at the library.
Parents of minor children must accompany their children when they use the Library’s Internet service. If a parent or legal guardian wishes to allow a child ages 17 and younger to use an Internet computer without them present, the parent/legal guardian must come into the library and sign an Internet Permission Slip in front of a library staff member.
Procedures for Using the Clintonville Public Library's Public Access Computers
- Computer use is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Each user is allowed at least one half hour of computer time – if there is no one waiting for the service at the end of that time, the user can remain on the computer. Once having had the service for the first half hour the user must abandon use of the computer if someone else requests the service.
- If a computer is needed for a longer time period, please ask at the front desk.
- The Internet computer in the Children’s Area is available for children with a parent present and adults with children. The computers in the Study Area are for high school students and adults. Rules of use apply to all users regardless of age.
- Users’ Library cards must be current and any delinquencies, fines, or other charges on their cards must be below $5. Users can sign in on the computers with their library card and InfoSoup PIN. People who do not have an InfoSoup library card may request a visitor’s pass at the front desk. Regular computer users are asked to get an InfoSoup library card. There is no charge for a library card.
- Users may bring in disks, CDs and flash drives to use on the Library computers. These must be scanned for viruses at the front desk before they are used on the library computers. The use of any other devices on the public computers must be approved at the front desk.
- All copying must be in accordance with the copyright laws.
- Users may print from the computer at a cost of $.15 cents per page. Only black and white printing is available. Printouts may be picked up at the front desk. Personal paper may be used with the approval of Library staff but the cost remains the same.
- Any and all damages to the Library’s hardware or software will be charged to the person using the computer.