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Technology Services
Computer Access All computer users must check out a computer before use. A valid library card is required. Visitors will provide one form of identification. Anyone may use the computers; however, those in kindergarten and younger must be supervised. The user will read the Computer Use portion of the Technology Usage policy, sign the Computer User Agreement and agree to comply with the rules and regulations for using the Winnebago Public Library computers. (Computer Policy) Internet Use Because no single authority oversees the Internet’s content, not all Internet sources provide accurate, complete, or current information. Some of the information may be offensive and/or controversial. Users are responsible for determining that the information accessed is acceptable, reliable, and suitable for their needs. Library staff are not responsible for monitoring children’s use of the Internet. Parents or legal guardians are encouraged to discuss with their children issues of appropriate use and information safety in regard to the Internet. We encourage patrons to carefully evaluate the material found on the Internet. The library assumes no liability for any damage or injury arising from the use of the Internet or its resources. The library provides a wireless network for users with wireless electronic devices. This service is not to be used as a permanent connection. Wireless access is less secure than wired access. Signal strength may vary in the building. By choosing to use this free, wireless access, you agree to abide by this policy that prohibits abusive or illegal activity while using this access. Most wireless, electronic devices will be compatible with the library’s access points. However, the library cannot guarantee that a user’s personal device hardware will work with the library’s wireless network. If a user experiences a problem connecting to wireless access points, staff will verify that the library’s wireless network is operational, but staff are not trained to configure or troubleshoot wireless electronic devices. Users with personal devices should refer to their owner’s manual or other support services offered by their device manufacturer. Users must comply with all local, state, and federal laws while using the Internet, including, but not limited to, those concerning copyright, fraud, privacy, or obscenity. Any illegal or illicit activity is strictly forbidden and may result in your device being blocked. The library reserves the right to limit Internet time by a single patron in order to serve as many patrons requesting Internet service as possible. Computers and wireless access will shut down 15 minutes prior to the closing of the library. Copier and Printer Charges Patrons may not supply their own paper to offset the cost. $0.10 per page - For Black and White 8 1/2 x 11 size paper $0.20 per page-For Black and White 11 X 17 size paper $0.25 per page - For Color 8 1/2 x 11 size paper $0.50 per page-For Color 11 X 17 size paper Fax Machine Use The library offers fax services, however, only staff may operate the fax machine. The fees for personal fax service are: Transmission, $1 for the first page, 25¢ for each subsequent page 25¢ per page for a fax received Overseas service is not available i-Pad Lending The library provides iPads to patrons who are eligible to use them. Eligibility: Must be 18 years old or older to check out iPads. Must have their own active library card with no outstanding fines at time of checkout. Reciprocal cards may not check out iPads. Read and agree to the iPad Lending Agreement in its entirety. Leave a valid driver’s license or state ID with staff at the service desk. For more information on i-Pad Lending see policy and lending agreement.