Use a Computer

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

The Wellsburg Public Library offers 6 public access computers for use by the general public.  2 of the computers are reserved for patrons in the 5th grade or younger.  All computers are linked to High Speed Internet Access and offer Microsoft Office Software.   Users must be able to operate a computer and understand on-screen directions or receive aid from an accompanying individual.

Additionally,  the Library offers wireless internet access.  Patrons are welcome to use their own laptop computers to connect with the understanding that sites they visit have the potential to be seen by other wireless users.

The following information applies to any computer use at The Wellsburg Public Library:

Parental Responsibility Applies:  As with other Library materials, restriction of a child's access to the Internet is the responsibility of the parent/legal guardian.  The Wellsburg Public Library does not filter its computers.  A Behavioral Policy is in effect to sanction users who access Internet sites that interfere with the comfort of other patrons or staff.  Use of the Library's Internet resources for illegal purposes is prohibited (Code of Iowa 716A).  The Library will act in conjunction with local authorities should illegal activities occur.

Patrons may use the computers in increments of a half  hour or longer if there is no waiting line.  Reservations may be made in advance for 3 of the computers for time blocks of a half hour.  If the person who made the reservation is more than 10 minutes late, time on that computer will be given to someone who is waiting.

There is no charge for using the computers.  Printing is $.10 per page for black and white copies and $1.00 per page for color copies.  Photo paper prints are $2.00 per page.  Within reason, there will be no charge for printouts that will be used for school or college requirements.

Floppy Discs and CDs are available for purchase or you may bring your own.

NOTHING WILL SAVE TO THE HARD DRIVE SO PLAN AHEAD TO SAVE YOUR WORK.

The cost of damaged equipment will be the responsibility of the patron.       Christian