Computer Services

To help ensure fair access to public computer and printers, the Library uses time and printer management software.  Anyone in good library standing may use the Internet/Word Processing computers for four hours each day. We have computers complete with MicroSoft Office products, teen gaming computers, two Early Literacy Stations and two After School Edge computers. We also have 12 laptop computers available for checkout and use within the Library. Patrons will log in using their library barcode number. Non-library card holders may apply for a Computer Use card. See information below on Acceptable Use Policy for information on computer usage rules.

Printing is available from the Internet/Word Processing, Internet game and laptop computers. Printing is 10 cents per page for black and white, $.50 per page for color. Printed pages can be picked up at the self-service printer. See Copying & Printing for more information.

The Library also has wireless internet available throughout the building. Visit the Information desk for assistance in accessing the internet with your laptop.

Acceptable Use Policy

All users of the Pine River Library’s computer systems must read, understand and comply with this policy as well as any additional guidelines established by the Library. This policy will appear on computers when first signing in.

The Pine River Library requires that patrons using our computer workstations, wired or wireless, do so within the guidelines of acceptable use. Pine River Public Library is not responsible for information accessed via the Internet. The library is required to provide a technology protection measure (filtering) (CRS 24-90-600). The filter protection measure will be temporarily disabled for adults upon request. The filter protection measure will not be removed for any minor (a person who has not yet attained the age of seventeen years). Exposing Library staff or patrons to images which may be deemed objectionable or obscene will result in the revocation of Library privileges. Library staff is authorized to terminate any patron's session or revoke a patron’s computer privileges if a patron fails to comply with this policy. Illegal acts involving Library resources may also be subject to prosecution by local, state, or federal authorities. Patrons will be given two verbal warnings of unacceptable computer behavior and will then have their privileges revoked after the third incident. A revocation of privileges may be reviewed upon written request to the Library Director.

Additional unacceptable activities:

  •     Use of electronic information networks for any purpose that results in the harassment of other users;
  •     Destruction of, damage to, or unauthorized alteration of the Library computer equipment, software, or network security procedures;
  •     Use of electronic information networks in any way that violates a Federal or State law;
  •     Use of electronic information networks in any way that violates licensing and payment agreements between the Pine River Library and network or database providers;
  •     Unauthorized duplication of copy protected software or violation of software license agreements;
  •     Violation of system security;
  •     Behaving in a manner that is disruptive to others.

Although the library staff is able to offer internet searching suggestions and answer some questions, they cannot provide in-depth training on the Internet or the use of personal computers. The library does have scheduled time with our IT Specialist and Digital Services Managers for more in depth assistance. Please see staff at the Information Desk.

The internet is a worldwide, computer network providing an almost unlimited amount of information. Not all information on the Internet is accurate, current, complete, legal or philosophically, morally or aesthetically acceptable to all users. Users be aware and use responsibly.