Use a Computer

The library has public computers with Internet access.

 By Using a Computer or Wi-Fi device at the Marcus Public Library, you agree to abide by the library's computer rules and user policies. 

  • We currently have 5 public access computers available, as well as several Kindle Fire tablets.
  • We offer free wi-fi during regular library hours.
  • Our computers are loaded with several internet browsers and basic word processing programs.
  • Patrons of all ages are limited to 1 (one) hour of use per person per day.
  • Our internet access is NOT filtered per ALA guidelines.  Please monitor your children to assure safe internet usage.
  • Public computers are available for ages 6 and up.  Parents should be present when children are using the computers.
  • We have two AWE Children's Computers in our children's area. These computers are not connected to the internet and are ideal for young children's usage. They contain games, stories, and activities for children from toddler - grade school ages without the worries of online access.

 By using a computer or the internet/wi-fi services of the Marcus Public Library, you agree to the Library's Internet Use and Computer Policies.

A.  Persons using the internet should be library card holders in good standing.  The guidelines for open access will apply for non-resident users.  Visitors to the community are welcome to use this service.

 B.  Children should be accompanied by an adult. Games installed on the children’s computers may be played by children without direct supervision.

 C.  The Marcus Public Library assumes no responsibility for databases or online services accessed by patrons through the library’s equipment.  The library assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or safety of any information accessed over the internet, and is not liable for any damage to a patron’s computer or other device used on library premises or personal security of information transmitted over the internet or wi-fi network. Parents are  responsible for the supervision of materials and information accessed by their children.

 D.  All persons using the library’s internet connection are expected to comply with the Acceptable Use Guidelines posted by the public access computers and to refrain from illegal downloads, changes to the computer setup, damage to the computers or devices, and viewing materials reasonably construed as offensive to others, including minor children who are also using the library. Remember we are a PUBLIC BUILDING. 

E.  Limits on computer time will be enforced.

 

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.