The Norman Williams Public Library is pleased to offer you access to the Internet.
Users are required to sign in so that we may keep track of time on. This includes children.
Computer use is assigned in half-hour increments.
The Library does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed over the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. We do not censor or protect anyone from controversial or inappropriate resources. As with other library materials, restriction of a child's access (under 18) to the Internet is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian. We recommend that parents or guardians guide their child's use of the Internet by direct personal observation.
All of the library’s public use computers and network are unsecured. Using features such as auto log-in or password saving is a dangerous practice and is strongly cautioned against by the Norman Williams Library when using our computers since that data may be stored on the computer until shut down at the end of the day or the computer is rebooted. Identity theft is an ever-growing problem and the use of personal information on public computers must be done in a cautious manner. The library cannot be held responsible for theft or loss of any information transmitted or stored (such as cookies, passwords, etc) on our computers. Our wireless networks are also unsecured (non-encrypted). Be aware that any data you transfer over this network can possibly be seen by other individuals using it and the library cannot be held responsible.
Contact a staff member at the Reference Desk to arrange for an Internet session, which is one half-hour. If you work with a friend, the half-hour limit applies to both of you. You must have basic computer skills, including the ability to use a mouse. Staff members occasionally may be available to help you get started, but as a rule, you will be on your own. No more than two people may work at an Internet station at anyone time, and library staff reserves the right to "bump" users at after the one half-hour has expired if others are waiting. Individuals needing longer than one half-hour for special purposes (test taking, job applications, etc) may arrange ahead of time for a block of time at which point if there are other patrons waiting they must yield to others who need to use the computer. They have the opportunity to go on another computer as one becomes available or to bump an individual after they have waited one half-hour.
Printing costs are 20 cents per page.
Reservations will be accepted only during hours the library is open and only for the current day. Exceptions may be made for large groups, or special situations. If you are 10 minutes late your space may be given to the next person waiting.