Word Processing

The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library provides computers equipped with word processing and spreadsheet software for patrons to use on-site for their personal needs. These computers are made available as part of the library's ongoing commitment to offer useful and appropriate patron services.

WORD PROCESSING COMPUTER USAGE RULES

Eligible Users
• Patrons of any age
• To ensure proper usage, children ages 8 and under should be accompanied by an adult
• The library reserves the right to refuse word processing computer privileges to any patron whose library card is suspended as a result of outstanding fines, charges, or other infractions

Reservations
• The word processing computer is available for use on a “first-come-first-served” basis

To Begin Using the Word Processing Computer
• Bring to the Circulation Desk the barcoded card located in the pocket on the side of the monitor, along with your library card or other form of ID

Time Limits

• No time limits are imposed unless another patron is waiting
• When other patrons are waiting, sessions will be limited to 45 minutes

Printing Charges
• 10 cents/page
• Users may use their own paper or the library’s paper
• In either case, printing charges apply

Downloading
• Users may save information by downloading onto their own floppy disks, CD, or flash drive.

Staff Assistance
• The staff is able to offer some assistance to users of the word processing computer
• However, users are asked to have basic word processing and spreadsheet skills

Please do NOT
• Re-boot the word processing computer
• Upload software onto the word processing computer hard drive
• Save information to the word processing computer hard drive
• Use our word processing computer for illegal, harmful, or damaging purposes

Miscellaneous
• Please save your information frequently during your use
• The word processing computer has limited virus protection
• The library is not responsible for lost data resulting from system errors or viruses
Thank you for observing these rules

Adopted by the Library Board, April 24, 2002

 
 
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