Public Computers & WiFi
Computer, printing (for a fee), and internet access is available on select public computers for all users of the Charleston Public Library. Wireless internet access is also available for patrons who have their own compatible devices.
In accordance with social distancing guidelines from the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Library has had to reduce the number of public available computers to ensure a six foot distance between users. Due to this change, Library computers will have a one (1) hour time limit on computer sessions for all ages.
The KidSpace computers are generally limited to children in middle school and younger as well as the guardians accompanying children under 8. The Zone computers are generally limited to those in middle school through high school. Adult computers are generally limited to high school graduates and those age 18 and older. There are also computers limited to 10 minute use, genealogy research and Library catalog searches.
Patrons may make one reservation per day up to 24 hours in advance. After reservations are filled, computers are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis. When a wait list has formed and a user has used their guaranteed 1 hour session, he/she will be asked to leave their computer.
Charleston Carnegie Public Library’s staff may provide assistance to patrons in the use of the internet and computers as time and staff knowledge permits. Staff will not provide basic computer skills training outside of specific program time but may provide printing assistance and basic troubleshooting. Staff will not fill out employment applications or similar applications for Library visitors.
- Use of electronic information networks to harass others
- Revealing the personal information of others
- Use of another person’s identity, i.e. name, address or email
- Alteration or damage to the library’s computer equipment, software or network security
- Use of electronic information networks in violation of any federal or state law, which may result in prosecution
- Violation of copyright law or software license agreements
- Behaving in a manner that is disruptive to other users
- Overuse of computer equipment which denies access to other users (Time limits are enforced to allow access to resources by the maximum number of users.)
- Viewing offensive images or text
Some of the library computers do allowing scanning of documents.