Computers and the Internet

Public Computers

The library has 6 public workstations  available.  Computer use is for 1/2 hour sessions.  If all computers are busy, you may be asked to leave or finish if you have exceeded your 30 minutes.  Students under 14 require an adult family member to be present in the library.

Adult maximum use 2 hours, Students or children maximum use 1 hour.

Scanning is also a service we provide.  If possible please bring your own USB stick.  If you don't have one, we will provide you with one and delete all documents after use.  There is no cost to scanning.

Faxing  - $2.00 per fax.  The library charges only for long-distance faxes.  1-800 numbers - no charge.

Printing - $.25 per page/black and white, $.75 per page coloured - if page is more than 50% coloured, double-sided copies are $.40 per page.

Internet and WiFi

We offer free internet access on our public computer workstations and Wifi for your mobile devices. To log in to the WiFi, enter your library card barcode and PIN. If you don't have a library card, the library gives you a barcode and PIN to access the WiFi.

Internet Policy:

  • The public computers will be available during regular library hours. The use of the public computers are on a first come, first served basis.  Each patron must sign in prior to using any of the computers.  Appointments may be made in advance, either in person or by phone during regular library hours.  Call 780-835-2613 to book a computer.
  • Children under 14 are restricted to a maximum of 1 hour per day.
  • Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • After 2 hours, the patron must leave the computer, unless an exam is being written, or there is availability of more computers.
  • Double-booking is discouraged.

The library does not allow the following:

  • Unauthorized access to the internet stations.
  • Using the internet for any illegal activity.
  • Degrading, disrupting, altering or vandalizing the equipment, data or system performance.
  • Posting anonymous messages.
  • Initiation procedures which require staff assistance and additional costs.
  • Sending of messages/viruses that are likely to result in loss of recipients' work or systems.
  • Users must specifically agree to not submit, publish or display and defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, sexually orientated, threatening racially offensive, or illegal material. 

The library and its staff cannot control the availability of access to the Internet or to specific information sites.  As well, information sites change rapidly and unpredictably.  Finally, not all information on the internet provide accurate, complete or current information.  Patrons need to be careful and aware that not all information is accurate.  Patrons may need to question the validity of the information received.

Library staff cannot provide in-depth training on the Internet.  However, staff will be available to assist patrons in accessing the Internet, offering searching suggestions and answer questions.

Use of the public computers is at the sole risk of the patrons.  The library will not be responsible for any loss of data, damage occurring or liability that may occur from a patron's use of these computers, whether from computer virus infection or otherwise.