Computer & Internet

Computer & Internet

Paris Carnegie Public Library provides public computers and wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) to expand access to information and resources beyond the library’s physical collection.

The library is not responsible for the content, accuracy, or quality of any materials accessed through the Internet. The library is not liable for direct or indirect damages users may incur as a result of using the public computers or accessing Internet.

Parents or guardians, NOT the library or its staff, are responsible for Internet information or sites selected and/or accessed by their children. Parental supervision of children using the Internet is advised; a parent or responsible adult must supervise children under age 8.

Wi-Fi provided by Paris Carnegie Public Library, like most public Wi-Fi, should not be considered secure.

Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and library staff assigns patrons a specific computer for their computer session.

You may use a computer one time per day, which will be limited to one hour if others are waiting. Staff may extend time limits or allow a second session for an online test, application, or other work/school-related need that requires additional time.

A person may only change computers with the permission of the library staff. Any patron who leaves their computer for another computer without the permission of the library staff will be considered as having finished their computer use for the day and will be asked to leave the computer room.

No more than one person may be at one computer. If needing help with forms, applications, etc., an extra person is allowed.
Patrons may not look at the screens of other patrons. A patron observed looking at the screen of another patron’s computer will be asked to leave.

By signing in to use the computers or using the Wi-Fi password, users agree to refrain from inconsiderate, disruptive, or criminal behavior, including but not limited to:

1. tampering with the network, hardware, or software
2. downloading or installing software to a library computer
3. disturbing other library users
4. obstructing others’ usage by consuming large amounts of system resources
5. displaying or sending offensive images, video, or text
6. violating local, state, or federal law (including copyright).

The library reserves the right to terminate a computer session or suspend computer privileges as a result of inappropriate behavior or violation of library policies and rules.

Computer users may bring USB storage devices for downloading and saving personal documents. Files may not be saved to library computers.

Library staff may provide assistance as their time and computer knowledge permit but will not operate the computer for you.

Fees ($0.10 B&W, $0.30 color per page) are charged for all pages printed. Please ask library staff if printing assistance is needed.

All computers close 15 minutes before the library closes.

Revised & approved June 12, 2023

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