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Computers & Wifi

WiFi/Internet Access

Pope Memorial Library offers free high-speed Internet access to the public.

Currently, we have four computers available for public use, two of which are connected to the public printer.


We also offer free Wi-Fi access 24/7 via an unsecured network. You may use the public computers, or bring your own personal laptop or other device. The WiFi network can also be accessed from the parking lot and library picnic tables.
 

Computer Use Policy

The use of the four computers is available on a first-come first-served basis. If computers are busy and people are waiting, the usage is limited to two 30-minute-blocks per day.

Printouts are charged 20 cents per single-sided page or 30 cents per double-sided page. Please pay for your printout(s) at the circulation desk.


The Library is pleased to be able to offer this service to the community. However we do not have enough staff to offer extensive assistance or formal training at this time. All users who sign up to use the Internet must possess basic computer skills, or have someone with them to assist them. The library staff will answer basic questions on searching techniques, or offer troubleshooting assistance with software or equipment only.


Users who fail to abide by the Computer Use Policy and Computer Use Guidelines will be instructed to choose another Internet site or terminate the computer session. Repeated failure to comply with these instructions will result in termination of computer use privileges.

As with other library materials, restriction of a child’s access to the Internet is the sole responsibility of the parent/legal guardian. The Library does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. Minors under 18 need parental permission to use the computers. Children under 10 must be supervised by a parent or legal guardian.


Computer Use Guidelines

  • Users may not view, send or receive, or print sexually explicit text or graphics inappropriate for use in a public setting.

  • Users may not use Library terminals for any activity that is deliberately offensive or creates an intimidating or hostile environment.

  • Users may not attempt in any way to alter, damage, abuse, or sabotage computer equipment or software.

  • Users may not download files or install programs.

  • Users may not alter screen settings, home page, toolbars, etc.

  • Users may not use external hardware such as cameras etc.

  • Users may not use USB flash drives from outside. 

  • If you need to print from a flash drive, please email the file to yourself prior to using a library computer.

  • Users may not save onto the hard drive (C:).

  • Users may not use any library terminal for illegal purposes.

  • Users may not violate licensing agreements or copyright laws.

  • No food or drink is allowed at the computer workstations.

Please note: Computers will be shut down 15 minutes before closing.

Other Services Provided

  • Copy Machine (10 cents per copy)

  • Wifi: Pope Library (no password)

  • Printouts (20¢/single-sided page, 30¢/double-sided page)

  • IRS Tax Forms: are available during tax season

  • An extensive Historical Reference collection and vertical files are available for in-library use.