LIBRARY COMPUTERS

In the interest of fulfilling the library's mission of connecting people with information, the Stickney-Forest View Public Library District offers public computers with Internet access, Microsoft Office, and print capabilities.


Availability
Computers are available from library opening at 9 a.m. until 15 minutes prior to closing and can be reserved in one hour increments using PC Reservation or at the Front Desk and Reference Desk. Reservations are first come, first served, and a valid SWAN library card is required for access. 

Children
Library policy regarding Children's computer usage:

  • Children ages 10-17 require a signed parental authorization to access electronic resources.
  • Children up to 9 years of age require direct parent or guardian supervision while using the computers and/or Internet. 

Our Youth Services Department has five computers reserved for use by patrons 17 years of age and below.

Teens
The six computers and print station on the second floor Teen Space will be reserved for use by patrons from age 13 to 21.


Locations
We have computers in four areas of the library: the main room, the computer lab, the teen space located on the second floor, and the Youth Services Department. There are six main room computers that are available to all patrons and are equipped with USB flash drive hubs and a laser printer. These computers are suitable for group projects as more than one user is allowed on a single machine at a time.

Computer Lab

Our library computer lab is a quiet zone for patrons who wish to work individually in a more peaceful, private setting. The lab has nine computers, all with USB flash drive hubs, and there is a policy of one patron per machine.




LAPTOP, TABLET, & NOOK BORROWING

Stickney-Forest View Public Library District card holders can borrow a Windows laptop or an Android tablet for 3 days. Nook and Kindle e-readers can be checked out for three weeks. 

All users are required to follow Stickney-Forest View Public Library District policies regarding laptop and computer/Internet use. Please stop at Circulation Desk for more information and a copy of the policy.



WI-FI
The Stickney-Forest View Public Library offers wireless Internet access. Patrons with personal laptops and mobile devices can access this connection. Access is available in all public areas of the library.
 
Wireless FAQs



What do I need to access the wireless connection?

To access the library's wireless network, you need a laptop (or suitable device) equipped with an 801.11b/g compatible wireless card. Some portable devices have wireless cards built-in, while others may require you to purchase a compatible card to plug into it.

Installation of the card and its associated software will vary depending on the specific device, card and operating system. Library staff cannot assist you in making changes to the device's network settings or hardware configuration, nor can the library provide network cards for your use.






Is the wireless connection secured?

Wireless communications are not secure. Informed, cautious wireless users will avoid transmitting credit card or other sensitive personal information through wireless connections. All users of wireless should have up-to-date virus protection on their laptop computers or wireless devices to assist in protecting them from harm.






What if I have problems? Can library staff assist?

Library staff cannot provide any technical assistance in configuring your portable device or troubleshooting wireless access problems. There is no guarantee that your wireless device will work with the network.

 
The library assumes no responsibility for the safety or security of a patron's personal equipment resulting from the connection to the library's wireless service.
The library's policy regarding Internet and Wi-Fi is available for public viewing. 

 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 

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