Computer/Internet users log in with a valid HCDL library card. Cards are available at any public service desk. A guest pass, available at the Computer Help Desk or Youth Services Desk, may be used as a temporary login for non-library cardholders.

Internet station timeslots are 120 minutes. You may continue to use an Internet station if no one else is waiting by asking at the Computer Help or Youth Services Desks for an extension.

Users may print documents by selecting the print function in the document they are working in. Documents may be retrieved at a print station with the library card or guest pass that was used for login.

Printing costs are $0.10 per page for black and white and $1.00 per page for color. Patrons pay for their documents by depositing money into the print station payment machine or by use of credit/debit cards.

When your session is complete, end it by clicking on the menu in the lower right corner and select “End session”. It is not necessary to restart the machine.

The Library reserves the right to end a computer/Internet session at any time if the user is creating a disturbance or if the user fails to comply with Library Rules of Conduct, Policies and Procedures. A copy of the HCDL policies may be found on our web site: www.howelllibrary.org

Computer/Internet users shall agree to respect the privacy of others, not utilize the facilities directly or indirectly in the commission of a crime and agree to hold harmless the Library from any claims and expenses relating to that user’s violations of the rules and guidelines.

Computer/Internet users shall agree not to engage in any activities pertaining to inappropriate computer/network usage which includes:

  • gaining unauthorized access to the Library’s network or computer system or to any
    other network or computer system, known as “hacking,
  • unauthorized disclosure, use and dissemination of personal identification information
    regarding adults and minors,
  • software piracy and violation of copyright or license agreements,
  • attempts to damage or alter equipment, software or hardware configurations,
  • sending or displaying obscene or disruptive messages, files, or images,
  • using Library computers to conduct any unlawful activity.

The Library assumes no responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect, arising from use of its computers or Internet connection.

Rev 4-24-17