Haddonfield Public Library
60 Haddon Avenue N. Haddonfield, NJ 08033-2469 · 856-429-1304
Mon-Thurs 10am-9pm Fri 10am-6pm Sat 10am-5pm Sun 1pm-5pm
"Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better."
- Sidney Sheldon, author of numerous books
Rules for Use of Public Computers
- The Public Computers are a shared community resource. Because the number of public computers is limited, the following rules have been enacted to ensure access to as many people as possible. The library has automated the PC reservation and print functions to facilitate fairer and smoother access to the library’s public computers.
- The computers are available as reserved through the PC reservation system for the next available PC. The Library cannot guarantee that a computer, or any particular computer, will be available at a given time for any individual. Advance reservations are not available on the Public Computers.
- Customers must SIGN IN at the PC reservation station before using the Public Computers.
- Customers must agree to accept the Haddonfield Public Library Public Internet Use Policy and Rules for the Use of the Public Computers before using the public access computers.
- Reservations & Printing Policies for the Public PCs :
- Making a Computer Reservation
- You need an up-to-date Haddonfield Library card or guest card to reserve a computer (see guest card procedures below for those without a Haddonfield Public Library card)
- Reservations can be made at the PC Reservation Station on the first floor of the library for the next available computer
- Phone/ remote access reservations are not available
- The Reference librarian or other staff will assist the first time you use the system
- Reservation Options:
- Customers can log on to their reserved computer if it is available sooner
- At Your Reserved Computer (for Haddonfield Public Library library card holders:)
- Sessions are 45 minutes, with a maximum of two sessions per customer, per day for a total of 90 minutes. The last session of the day will end 15 minutes prior to closing
- Reservations are held for 10 minutes after which your computer will be given to the next person in line if you have not logged on
- Customers will be warned 10 minutes before the end of a session, and again at 4 minutes and finally at 1 minute. Reopening, saving, and retrieving files cannot be done after your session has ended. Please save all work onto a flashdrive BEFORE your session ends
- Customers can lock a session to leave momentarily, which hides the screen and allows the computer to be left temporarily
- Sessions will be extended automatically for 10 minutes at a time as long as no one is waiting for that computer. The maximum extension is 20 minutes
- A customer’s session will end if they do not use the keyboard or mouse for 5 minutes and do not acknowledge the warning on the screen
- If a customer’s session is interrupted by a reboot, you can log back into the original session minus the reboot time
- Customers must be respectful of other computer users
- Children’s Room Computers
- Internet and game computers in the children’s department are not reserved and will be limited to 30 minute sessions
- Children’s computers are for use by children. Any use by adults must be with children and for the purpose of assisting them. An adult must accompany children under five years old
- Ask staff for assistance to Print in the Children’s area
- Procedures for Guests using the PCs at HPL: (Non HPL library card holders)
- The Reference Librarian or other staff will assist you to sign up as a guest user
- Sessions are for 45 minutes. One 45 minute extension may be permitted at the discretion of the library staff, depending upon number of people using the public computers. HPL library cards can be purchased for an annual fee of $ 75 or $40 for six months.
- HPL reserves the right to end guest users’ sessions early if there is a wait for those with HPL library cards
- The rules that apply to library card holders apply to guests, see section of this policy for library card holders for more information)
- Printing on the Public Access Computers
- Printing is paid for at the Print Station next to the PC reservation station. You must approve and pay for your printing before the print job is run
- The charge for printing is .15 per copy in black and white. Color printing is not available
- Sessions and Print jobs are deleted after you log off
- The coin-op machine accepts paper currency and coins- it accepts ones and fives in bills and dimes, nickels, and quarters in coins- no pennies, please.
- The library staff can help with payment for copies
- Making a Computer Reservation
- Other General Rules for Customers:You may:
- Save information to a flash drive or transfer information to a personal e-mail address. Flash drives may be purchased for $10.00
You may not:
- hover over others using the computers while awaiting a turn
- ask a current computer user to move to another computer
- ask or request a current computer user to finish their computer session or ask when they expect to finish their computer session
- Install, delete or modify or attempt to alter library hardware, software or settings
- Download anything to the computer’s hard drive or use your personal software or equipment on the Library’s computers
- Reset the computers
- Move or change the arrangement of library computers and attached equipment
- Only library staff may enforce time limitations, make determinations of which computer user should vacate or make other requests of current computer users
- ASSISTANCE from the Library Staff: Helping people access and use the informational resources available through the Public Computers is a part of the role of the Library. The staff will devote a reasonable amount of time assisting individual library patrons with the Internet, CD-ROM databases or computer software when needed. However, staff cannot devote large amounts of time to any one individual. A reasonable amount of time will vary depending on the other responsibilities and requests being handled by the staff at any particular time.
- The Library assumes no responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect, arising from the use of its public computing resources. This includes, but is not limited to, liability for loss or damage to the customer’s data, disks, hardware or software for any reason or from any source, including malfunctioning hardware or software, or from viruses. The library has installed and continually updates virus protection on the public computers, but protection from viruses cannot be guaranteed.
- Customers are responsible for any and all use of the information and sites accessed on the Library’s machines. The Library cannot guarantee the validity or accuracy of information accessed over the Internet. You are advised, as with printed materials, to consider the validity and reliability of the information found.
- Failure to follow library rules, or any misuse of the electronic resources of the Haddonfield Public Library, may result in the suspension or the loss of computer privileges for the user. The Haddonfield Public Library reserves the right to terminate an Internet session at any time.
This policy may be reviewed and modified at any time. (Last modified May 15, 2003.) Rev. 6/07 Rev. 10/09 ;
Rev. 9/10 Rev. 7/14