Computer & Internet Use

NPLComputerLab Computer use and internet access is available for library members and guests at public access computer stations. All users will be prompted for acceptance of our Computer and Internet Use Policy which is required for access.  Library members will require their library card number and Guests can obtain a guest pass at the Front Desk.

Free wifi access is available to library members and guests during the hours that the library is open (network and password are posted through-out the library), and our two Quiet Rooms offer wired connection to the public network.

Computer Use

Reservations for computer use for all areas can be made for same day sessions or for sessions up to one week in advance at the Reservation Station located by the printer/copier, at the Front Desk, or by calling the library.

Adult area:

Seven computers with internet access are available in the Adult area. Library members and guests are allowed up to 120 minutes of computer use per day. Sessions are initially 60 minutes, with the option to extend time in 15 minute increments up to the maximum time available if no one is waiting or has made a reservation.

Children’s area:

Two computers with filtered internet access are located in the children’s area on the lower level. These computers are restricted to use by children 11 years of age or under who have parental permission to use the Internet. This can be done by a parent verbally if he or she is with the child in the library or a note can be placed on the child’s library record indicating internet permission has been granted. Children are allowed a maximum of 60 minutes of computer use per day. Sessions are initially 30 minute sessions with the option to extend time in 15 minute increments up to the maximum time available if no one is waiting or has made a reservation.

Teen area:

Two teen computers with internet access are available in TeenScene.  These computers are restricted to use by youth 12  to 17 years olds. Teen Library members and guests are allowed up to 120 minutes of computer use per day. Sessions are initially 60 minutes, with the option to extend time in 15 minute increments up to the maximum time available if no one is waiting or has made a reservation.

Printing

Printing is available from all public internet access computers.
Printing charges are:
20¢ per page for Black and White
40¢ per sheet for Duplex Black and White
50¢ per page for Colour
$1.00 per sheet for Duplex Colour

The Print Release Station is located by the printer/copier. The library card number or the Guest Pass number for the session generating the print job is required for releasing the job. A coin box is available for cash payment; see the Front Desk for debit and credit payment.

Suggestions for our public computer service? Send them to library@nelson.ca.