Typewriter & Computers

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GUIDELINES FOR USING THE TYPEWRITER

There is no charge to use the public typewriter and no reservations are necessary. A schedule is maintained at the Circulation Desk indicating when the typewriter is not available (during meetings and programs). PLEASE CALL IN ADVANCE TO MAKE SURE IT IS AVAILABLE.

Previous typing knowledge on the part of the user is assumed. There is no typing tutorial or Staff assistance available.

There is a limit of 2 people at a time at the typewriter. In the case of disruptive behavior, the remaining time on the typewriter will be forfeited.

Users must provide their own paper or purchase it at the Circulation Desk. The typewriter is self correcting, so no white out or correction tape should be used.

A 15 minute warning will be given if someone is waiting to use the typewriter.

Revised 11-97; Reviewed 5:13:02; Revised 6:9:08

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GUIDELINES FOR USING THE PUBLIC ACCESS  DATABASE COMPUTER

The Public Access Database Computer provides access to electronic resources. Resources include, but not limited to, magazine and journal articles, tax forms, health information, as well as community information and world news.

Previous computer knowledge on the part of the user is not assumed. The Reference Staff will assist the public in locating information.

There is a limit of 1 person using the equipment at a time unless a mentoring situation exists.

There is no charge to use the Public Access Database Computer. No signup is required. The computer is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

All computers are linked to the Library's print server.  Users are asked to approve the printing and pay for printouts in advance.  There are no refunds. Circulation Staff will assist the public using the print server.

Black and white printouts are billed at 15 cents per single-sided sheet.  Color printouts are billed at 50 cents per single-sided sheet. LEGAL SIZE PAPER IS NOT AVAILABLE.

9-14-98; Reviewed 5:13:02; Reviewed 6-9-08; Revised December 14, 2009

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GUIDELINES FOR USING THE PUBLIC COMPUTERS

The Computer Lab computers provide Firefox, Resume Maker Professional, Microsoft Office 2007 (includes Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, PowerPoint) for public use. Virus protection is also installed on each computer.

Previous computer and typing knowledge on the part of the user is required  Staff will not assist the user except in the case of electrical malfunction.  The Library Staff will reset the computer once during a user's computer session.

Computers are generally available from the opening of the Library until 15 minutes prior to the close of business. A schedule is maintained at the Circulation Desk indicating when the computers are not available (during meetings and programs). No reservations will be taken for use of the computers. The computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If no one is waiting, an additional 60 minutes may be used.

Children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult to use the computers and are limited to using the Youth Computer Lab.  There are no additional chairs for assistants in the Youth Computer Lab.  Chairs cannot be moved to assist Youth Lab users.

When the computers are in use by members of the public, the tables may be used for quiet, individual study.  No talking is permitted by persons seated at the tables.

There is no charge for computer access for residents.  (See next section for explanation on fees). The computers will automatically log off 15  minutes before the close of business.

The library's printer is capable of printing in both b&w and color. The cost for b&w printouts is $ 0.15 and color is $ 0.50 per page. Customers will use the library's Print Release Station located in the library's computer lab to print your documents.  LEGAL SIZE PAPER IS NOT AVAILABLE.

The Riverdale Public Library assumes no liability for any loss or damage to the customer's data. Any files saved to the hard drive will be deleted automatically at the end of the user's login. Files can be saved to a zip disk, floppy disk or USB flash drive. Customers may bring a personal disk or purchase a blank standard  floppy disk at the Circulation Desk for $1.00 or a flash drive for $10.00.

Customers will be held financially responsible for any costs associated with the repair or replacement of equipment or software damaged by the customer or by minors for whom the customer is responsible.

There are no refunds except for electrical failure.

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GUIDELINES FOR USING THE INTERNET

RIVERDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY

PUBLIC INTERNET POLICY & Agreement

 In order for a customer to use the Riverdale Public Library's Internet Connection, s/he must read and agree to these guidelines. 

NATURE OF THE INTERNET

STAFF ASSISTANCE

ELIGIBILITY FOR INTERNET PRIVILEGES IN THE ADULT COMPUTER LAB

ELIGIBILITY FOR INTERNET PRIVILEGES IN THE YOUTH COMPUTER LAB

ACCEPTABLE USE

UNACCEPTABLE USE

Unacceptable Internet Connection usage includes, but is not limited to:

FEES

E-MAIL AND CHAT GROUPS

DOWNLOADING

PRIVACY LIMITATIONS

REGULATIONS FOR USE OF THE INTERNET WORKSTATION

Customers must read the accept the Public Internet Policy and Agreement before accessing the Library's Internet Connection.  Minor children using the Adult Computer Lab must have a signed Internet Authorization Form from a parent or guardian.  The signed document will be kept on file at the Library.

For the parent/legal guardians of minor children, your signature on the Internet Authorization Form is legally binding and indicates that you have read the terms and conditions of this policy and understand their significance.

AGREEMENT

The user realizes that the use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right. The user accepts that inappropriate behavior will lead to penalties revoking computer use and/or legal action may be taken against them.

The user will not send, receive or display text or graphics that may be reasonable construed by Library Staff as offensive to the public or transfer inappropriate or illegal materials through the Riverdale Public Library's Internet connection. Materials representing treason or libel (as proven in court) or pornography (as established by ordinance such as the cook County Ordinance Prohibiting Child Pornography) shall reasonably be considered offensive go the public.

The user understands that the Library Staff, while respecting the user's right to privacy, reserves the right to monitor use of the Internet workstation to insure compliance with this policy. In the case of minor children, the parent/legal guardian assumes all liability for the minor's access to inappropriate sites.

The user agrees to pay any cost associated with the repair or replacement of equipment or software damage or by a minor for whom they are responsible.

The user agrees and acknowledges that the Riverdale Public Library assumes no liability for any loss or damage to data. Files saved to the hard drive will automatically be erased at the end of the business day.

The user agrees to read and abide by the Riverdale Public Library's Public Internet Policy and Agreement.

Adopted: August 14, 2000; revised 2/02; effective 4-1-02; revised 5-13-02; revised 12-13-04; revised 6-9-08; revised 12-10-09;

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