Public Access Computer Use Guidelines

Your Library welcomes the opportunity to meet your computing needs by providing clusters of internet-enabled computers at all library locations. In order to use a computer we ask patrons to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • You must have a Library Card to access the computer which you will be able to obtain once in library. You will be given a Personal Pin Number which will be used to log on to the computer. You must have the card with you at all times.
  • Computer’s are first-come first-serve basis but may be reserved ahead a time. Appointments are for 60 minute sessions, nonrenewable. User may continue to use the workstation after the one hour if no one is waiting.
  • If, during your appointment, you vacate your computer for 10 minutes or more, then your appointment is forfeited and staff may assign your computer to someone else.
  • Print outs are retrieved at the circulation desk, $0.25/page for black and white printing.
  • All computers shut down 15 minutes before closing.
  • The library does not sell disks or flash drives, so please come equipped with your own to save your work.
  • Computer use is within the bounds of applicable laws and the Library’s Internet Acceptable Use Policy. Computer user must be in good standing with Library and all libraries in the Harrington Library Consortium. (Meaning: owing no fines or fees or have any overdue items or have not been removed from use previously.)
  • Restriction or supervision of a child’s access to the Internet is the responsibility of the parent or guardian:  The library does not have the right or responsibility to act for the parent or guardian. Therefore, parent or guardian of children under 17 must sign, in person, a “Hutchinson County Library Internet Access for Minors” form.
  • Due to the unrestricted environment of the Internet, information accessed on the Internet may contain material that is incorrect, unreliable, illegal, obscene or sexually explicit.  Although the library does not use filters on computers, we assume no liability or responsibility for what is viewed by patrons or is left on the screen to be later viewed by a subsequent patron.  Anyone caught using the public computers for any illegal, obscene or sexually explicit reasons will lose computer privileges.
  • The library expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility arising from access to or use the information obtained through its electronic information systems, or any consequences thereof.
  • Children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

If you have any questions about the policy or what it means, please contact the Library for more information.