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Use a Computer

The library has public computers with Internet access. This describes what we have and how to use them.

Computer Services -

Users must first check in with the Library Director.

The computers are intended for general education use.

There will be no in-depth instruction of the computers.

Users must be able to read or be accompanied by an adult.

The library's software is protected by copyright and may not be copied.

The Library Director reserves the right to terminate a person's use of the computer if problems arise.

No food or drink will be allowed at computer stations.

Exceptions to any of these rules must be authorized by the Library Director.


Guidelines for Accessing the Internet at the Hawkeye Public Library -

1.  You must be a Hawkeye Public Library card holder.

2.  Use of the Internet Access computer is ona first-come, first-serve basis.

3.  You can send or receive e-mail (Hotmail) and use instant messenger.  You may not use your own software programs on the Internet Access computer.  This will help prevent computer viruses from being spread.

4.  The Internet Access computer equipment and software must be used as installed.  Users are not permitted to delete, add to, or modify the installed hardware or software.  Users who disregard this notice will be prohibited from using these systems.  You may not change any settings or screens on the computer.

5.  Files may be downloaded only to the A drive.  Patrons are asked to bring flashdrives.  Data downloaded from the Internet may contain computer viruses.  Every user is responsible for maintaining virus-checking software on his/her home computer.  The Hawkeye Public Library is not responsible for damage to a user's flash drive or computer, and loss of data, damage, or liability that may occur from patron use of the Library's computers.

6.  You may not display text or graphics that may be defined by State and/or Federal law as obscenity or pornography.

7.  Printers are available for use by Library patrons.  $.25 per page will be charged.

8.  The Library staff is willing to help patrons, but the levels of experience on the Internet vary from person to person.  As a result of Library scheduling, Internet trained staff may not be available at all times.

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.