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Use a Computer

The library has public computers with Internet access. This describes what we have and how to use them.

We have 4 public access computers with internet service in our computer room just off the main desk area.  Each computer has google chrome and one other internet browser, Adobe Reader, the Iowa Workforce software, some type of word program (2 have Microsoft Office 2007 with Word and Excel; 2 have Wordpad).

There is also a printer available.  There is a .10 charge per sheet of black and white copies.  Colored printing is available on special request for $1.00 a sheet.  Students are allowed 6 free copies if related to school assignments. The printer is also connected to the Microfilm Reader, for which we have reels with the Lake View Resort dating back to 1889.

WIFI service is also available during library hours but is not in service after 8:00 p.m. or on Sundays. 

There is also a special children's computer, the AWE Kidstation, in the Children's Section that is equipped with over 150 learning games for children, sorted by age level (1-3, 3-5, 5-7, 8-10) and topic (Reading, Writing, Computer Skills, Music/Art, Reference, Science & Nature, Social Studies, Math, & Problem Solving.

 

Our computer policy:

The Lake View Library does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. Parents are advised to supervise their children's Internet sessions.  A Parent permission form needs to be signed for all students 3rd grade and up; students younger than 3rd grade are welcome to use the AWE learning station but they may not use the computers with internet access.

1. Adult patrons need to have a current library computer number.

2. Use of Internet computers are on a first come first serve basis.  There is a 30 minute time limit, which may be extended if no one is waiting.

3. You may not use your own software programs.

4. You may NOT download to or through the library's computer.

5. NO FOOD OR DRINK ALLOWED IN THE COMPUTER ROOM.

6. Misuse of computer or Internet access will result in the loss of computer privileges for 30  days.  Second occurrence will result in permanent suspension.  Misuse includes, but is not limited to, abusive language, offensive pictures, software piracy, unauthorized use, and destruction or alteration of data belonging to others.

7. USERS WILL NOT SEND, RECEIVE, OR DISPLAY TEXT OR GRAPHICS WHICH MAY BE REASONABLY CONSTRUED AS OBSCENE.

 

 

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.