Computer Use Policy
- You must have a valid Stanislaus County Library Card to use an Internet station.
- You must sign up in person. The PC Reservation System assigns the first available computer at the time the user signs up.
- You may use the computer up to 180 minutes a day (three 60 minute sessions). The individual signing up must be the one using the computer.
- No more than two people may sit at a computer in the Internet area. Only one user and two observers allowed at a children's computer at one time.
- Adult internet stations are reserved for ages 13 years and older. When using an adult internet station as an exception, customers aged 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with a valid Stanislaus County Library card. The parent or guardian must remain at the computer with the child to monitor use.
- Children's internet stations are reserved for children ages 2-15. Children aged 2-7 must have an adult with them at the computer at all times.
- Computers are automatically turned off before the library closes.
- Be on time. Please be aware that the reservation system gives you only a 5-minute sign-in period. If you are more than 5 minutes late, your reservation is cancelled. If you are not able to keep your reservation, you should cancel it in the system.
- Please view your document under 'print preview' to make sure you are sending exactly what you need to the printer. Black and white prints are ten cents per page; color prints are twenty-five cents per page. Library cardholders receive an allocation of twenty cents of printing credit per day.
- Users must perform their own searches, though staff may provide minimal assistance.
- No personal files will be saved on the hard drive. The use of flash drives is permitted.
- In the event of an equipment or power failure, Library staff will work with you to reschedule a time and/or offer alternative sources for information. The Library is not responsible for any damage or loss of data arising from the use of equipment, programs or other library materials.
- As an exception, a visitor’s pass may be issued for one time use only. If you intend to use the computer more than once, you will need to sign up for a library card.
Date developed: August 2004
Dates revised: July 2009, January 2010, October 2014, February 2018