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Computer Access

The library provides Public Access Computers (PACs) for card holders and guests. The library provides free wireless access for use with your own device. Use of the library’s wireless network requires that you agree to our usage policy.

  • Use of the Library’s Public Access Computers (PACs) requires a valid Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System card.
  • Guest passes are available only for those visiting from outside the Library service area. Guests must show identification with name and current address at the Information Desk.
  • Children under the age of 10 using a computer in the adult computer center must be continually supervised by a parent or responsible adult 18 years of age or older.
  • Computers located in the children’s area are for use only by children 13 years of age or younger.
  • A computer designated as an Express Terminal has a 15-minute time limit.
  • One computer is designated for scanning purposes.
  • Computers with assistive technologies are available for people with disabilities.
  • All computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • To ensure that everyone has equitable access to Library computers, the Library uses a sign up system to facilitate management of Library computers.
  • Use your Library card number and PIN to reserve a computer at the sign-up station. Using someone else’s card may result in loss of computer privileges.
  • Once you have been assigned a computer, you have 5 minutes to sign in before forfeiting your reservation.
  • Computer use is limited to 120 minutes per day. The system will automatically log a patron out after 60 minutes if others are waiting. Time does not need to be used concurrently.
  • An on screen notice will signal the end of your session. You must save your data before your session ends. Data will not be saved on the computer and the Library has no way of recovering it.
  • The Library is not responsible for damage to personal property or loss of personal data from use of Library equipment or software.
  • Printing is available to patrons using computers in the Library. Patrons must pay for every printed page they send to the printer including each side of a double sided document and any printing done to paper supplied by the patron.
  • While Library staff will assist in accessing software provided for public use, we cannot provide in-depth personal instruction in the use of the Internet or personal devices. The Library provides free classes and one on one tutoring for those in need of such help. Please visit the Information Desk for details.

–Adopted January 16, 2012