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Use a Computer

The Fayette Community Library has computers for public access and for use of the library staff.

Who may use the computers:

  • Persons wishing to use the computer must first check with the library staff on duty before using the computer.  
  • Persons wishing to use the computer must be a cardholder at the Fayette Community Library and no fines or fees over $1.00.  Computer usage will be revoked until obligations are met.
  • As a convenience to out of town visitors the library will allow them to use the computers but must relinquish if a cardholder needs to use it after the 30 minutes is up.
  • First time users will receive a brief orientation by the library staff on the proper use of the computers and on the types of software available.
  • There is no age limit for computer users: however, users unable to read must be accompanied by an adult or other qualified user.

    Things to know about using the computers:
  • Our computer center will be open during regular library hours, beginning 15 minutes after opening and closing 15 minutes before closing each day.
  • Patrons may reserve time slots of 30 minutes by stopping in the library or phoning.  Patrons may reserve time only for their personal use.
  • Anyone may use the computer during unreserved time blocks but must relinquish it when the time block expires if someone else is waiting to use the computer.
  • Patrons will be allowed computer time, whether on a walk-in or reserve basis, in the chronological order in which requests are received.
  • There is no fee for use of the computer, but if a patron uses the printer, there will be a charge of 10 cents per sheet in black ink and 40 cents per sheet if in color.
  • It is the user's responsibility to report anything wrong with the computers immediately.
  • The library's software is protected by copyright and may not be copied.  
  • There will be a limit of one person at the computer at a time.  Other patrons must wait quietly in the library.  The librarian reserves the right to terminate a person's use of computer if problems (such as excessive noise, physical abuse, or hardware or software malfunctions) occur.
  • No food or drink is allowed at computer workstations.
  • While the librarian is always available for guidance and assistance, she is unable to provide in-depth instruction.
  • Exceptions to any of these rules must be authorized by the Director of the library.

    See also the library's Internet Use Policy
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This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.