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Using Library Computers | Chromebooks Wireless @ Grundy

 

Using Library Computers

There are 8 public computers with Internet access and printing capabilities. 

Content filtering is enabled on two library computers.

All computers have:

  • DVD-R/RW drives
  • USB ports
  • Windows 7 operating system
  • Microsoft Office 2013 package (with Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher)

Reservations

You must make a reservation in order to use the library computers. Reservations are made in person at the library.

  • All patrons must have their physical library card in order to use a computer.
  • Library accounts must have less than $5 in fines and no overdue items.
  • Reservations are offered in 90 minute sessions on a first come first served basis.

To make a reservation:
Go to an available computer and enter your library card number and PIN. If there is a pending reservation on the computer, you may not be able to make a reservation or it may be for an abbreviated length of time.e 

If all computers are in use or to make an advance reservation (up to two business days in advance):

  1. Go to the Reservation Station at the Information Kiosk in the lobby area.
  2. Scan your library card under the scanner or enter your library card number.
  3. Enter your PIN.
  4. Follow the prompts to complete your reservation.
  5. Proceed to the assigned computer at your reservation time. Enter your library card number using the keyboard and click OK.

If you are idle or the system is locked for more than 10 minutes, the computer will be logged off.
Do not save directly to Library computers. This information is deleted automatically at the end of your session.

Chromebooks

The Library is now offering Google Chromebooks for checkout and use within the Library. Chromebooks are a new type of computer: lightweight and fast, with security built-in to protect against viruses or malware, and one click away from a world of apps and the web. It’s a faster, simpler, more secure computer. Just sign in with your Google account, or as a guest, and the web is there at your fingertips. 

The loan period for a Chromebook is one (1) dayChromebooks must be returned 15 minutes before the library closes. No reserve requests may be made.

For more information about borrowing a Chromebook please see the Chromebook Borrower Agreement and the Chromebook Quick Start Guide.

Wireless @ Grundy

The Grundy Library provides free wireless Internet access. 

The wireless network is accessible from anywhere within the library as well as outside on the upper patio and in the lower park area.

Use of wireless Internet access constitutes agreement with the Library's Computer Use Policy, Internet Use Policy, and Patron Behavior Policy.

 

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