Library staff may assist patrons in getting started on the computers and may offer limited assistance in use of software. If a patron needs dedicated help an appointment can be made for a convenient time.
Patrons must produce a valid Library card, have no overdue material or outstanding fines on their record to use library computers. You may not use someone elseâ€™s number for the computer. A $2.00 charge is required for staff members to look up a card number. Visiting non-residents may use Library computers with permission of Staff members.
Patrons use the Internet at their own discretion. Parents and guardian of minor children are responsible for their children's use of the Internet. RPL does comply with the Child Internet Protection Act, However no software is completely reliable in filtering inappropriate material. Parents are encouraged to stay with their minor children while he or she is using the internet. Each user must take responsibility for his or her own activities while using the Internet as well as all use by his children. Children under 10 are urged to use computers located in the children's area. No adult may use children's computers. These computers have suggested educational websites bookmarked. Library staff members are not responsible for children left unattended.
Timed work sessions:
When you log in, a minute timer begins. You will be given a 5 minute warning when your time is almost up. If no one is waiting, general computer users will be given 15 more minutes. Your time is limited to 1 hour and 15 minutes per day. If leaving before the end of the allotted time, patrons should exit their current session. Library staff cannot add time to a patron's daily allotment for failure to exit. Time extensions are allowed at the discretion of the Library staff.
RPL reserves the right to limit use of Library computers. Unacceptable use includes but is not limited to:
Computer users must abide by copyright, contract and other local, state and federal laws while using library equipment.
Our patrons must provide positive ID with proof of current home address. Acceptable forms of ID include:
Children's cards are issued if (anyone under age 16):
Lost or damaged cards:
Check out limits per card: