All users must have a current public library card in good standing.
All users must be 13 years or older, with the exception of scheduled computer classes speciifically for children.
Computer usage is limited to 90 minutes per session in the Computer Center or 30 minutes per session at a Computer Center Express. This limit includes the time required for printing and saving files. Time may be extended for a maximum of 180 minutes per day. A reservation is held for 10 minutes.
There are two 15 minute Express Computers in the Reference Area. Printing from these computers is done using the Computer Center printer. Time extensions are not permitted on these computers
Two people are allowed per terminal.
The Computer Center is not available to the public during scheduled computer classes.
The library cannot guarantee successful connections during Internet use.
Computer session will be terminated if locked or inactive for longer than 10 minutes.
Printing in the Computer Center costs 15¢ per black and white page, 25¢ per color page, and 15¢ per page for resume paper. USERS MAY NOT BRING THEIR OWN PAPER.
It is recommended that users save their work to a flash drive or CD-R. Any files saved to the hard drive will be erased. CD-Rs are available for $1.50. Flash drives are available at the Check-Out Desk for $10.00. Users are welcome to bring their own storage media. The library is not responsible for lost data.
Users may borrow headphones, Spanish keyboards, trackball mice, and external floppy drives are the staff desk in the Computer Center.
Due to the higher demand for computer use, the library does not allow computers to be used for viewing movies on DVD. If you attempt to view a movie / television show in the Computer Center you will be asked to leave and your time will be given to another user.
The library provides free access to the Internet. NBPL does not monitor or control the material content available on the Internet, as it does not limit shelf access to print materials. While some of the information is of high quality, inevitably some material may be less accurate, authoritative, appropriate, or timely, or may be difficult to retrieve.
NBPL Internet access shall not be used to receive, send, or view material in which the content or meaning is likely to be deemed obscene, abusive, inappropriate, or offensive. Patrons' usage may be monitored at any time to determine whether library policies are being violated.
VIOLATIONS WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF ALL COMPUTER PRIVLEGES.
Users must be familiar with computers and how to use them. Books are available in the Computer Center for users to consult for basic instruction and help. Microsoft Office 2007 tutorials are available through LearnFree.org (http://www.gcflearnfree.org). Classes are offered periodically for beginning users. One-on-one instruction is available by appointment. In fairness to other users, patrons who behave in a disruptive or distracting manner will be asked to leave the Computer Center.
Revised June 2016