Twenty-two public computers on the 2nd floor, and 5 teen computers in the teen area provide free access to high-speed internet and word processing during the library’s operating hours. We require that all patrons comply with our Internet Policy. Failure to do so will result in the loss of computer privledges.
Free Public Computers
Making a Reservation
Access requires logging in with a library card number or obtaining a free guest number available at the Reference desk upstairs or the Children’s Desk downstairs. You must visit the library to reserve a computer; reservations cannot be made in advance.
Reservations can be made upstairs beside the printer and public computers at the reservation station using a guest login or library card number. Reservations can also be made upon request by a staff member downstairs at the Children's desk.
Reservation Time Limits
All of the Library's public computers time out after 30 minutes. If no one is waiting for an available computer at the end of a 30 minute session, you will be asked if you would like to extend your time. You may extend your session in fifteen minute intervals for a total of 2 hours per login number per day.
Personal Information on Public Computers
The computers are cleaned completely every evening after the library closes, but not between sessions on the same day. For this reason, we urge you to log out of your email and other accounts before the end of your session, and never allow the computer to remember your login information. We also encourage you to save your documents to a location other than the public computers because all documents are removed every evening and they are not retrievable.
Your credit card information should be safe if you establish a secure connection between the browser and the website asking for credit card information. Look for the universal lock symbol in the lower right-hand corner of the browser window.
If you wish to ensure that no personal information remain on a computer, please ask a staff member to re-boot the machine. This action deletes all session information.
All printing and copying services are in black and white only. Printing is available from the Library's public computers and must be paid for at a printing station before a document can be printed. Printers are available upstairs at the computer work stations and in the teen room. The printers are coin and bill operated and cost 10 cents per 8.5x11 sheet, single or double sided. Patrons bringing in their own paper to print do not receive a discount on printing prices.
Loading of Personal Software
To keep our computers free of viruses, etc., software is restricted from being downloaded onto the public computers.
Staying Safe Online
Colorado's 2004 Internet Protection in Public Libraries (C.R.S. 24-90-601) law mandates Internet access be filtered for customers under the age of 17. Since we do not restrict access to our public computers based on age, all of our free computers are filtered to block pornography, child pornography or obscenity.
Any adult (18 years or older) may request that the filter be turned off during their session. Accordingly, if you feel that a site should not be blocked, please ask a staff person to remove the block.
We wish to create a safe environment, however no filtering software is totally accurate, nor is it a substitute for parental judgment and oversight.