Computer & Internet Use

Free Internet Access

Nine public Internet stations are available for use. 8 of the machines can be used for 1 hour with a guest pass or 2 hours with a library card. 1 computer is a 15 minute express computer. Headphones and USB drives are available for purchase at the check-out desk. All users are expected to use the public computers in accordance with the Squamish Public Library Policy Manual section 4.8 Library Computer Use and 4.9 Internet as stated under the Computer Usage heading below.

Printing from the public Internet computers is available.

Wireless Internet Access

Bring your own wireless devices to the library and enjoy free Wireless Internet Access! Login and passwords may be required.

Children’s Computers

The library has 2 computers, with literacy games, just for children. Headphones are available beside the computers or bring your own.

Computer Accessories

Headphones and USB drives are available for purchase at the check-out desk.

Computer Usage

All users are expected to use the public computers in accordance with the Squamish Public Library Policy Manual section 4.8 Library Computer Use and 4.9 Internet as stated below.

SQUAMISH PUBLIC LIBRARY POLICY MANUAL

4.8 Library Computer Use

In response to advances in technology and the changing needs of the community, the Squamish Public Library endeavors to develop collections, resources and services that meet the cultural, informational, recreational and educational needs of Squamish’s diverse community. Squamish Public Library is committed to offering a full range of electronic services in the library.

Computer users are not required to be members of the library. Therefore, the following requirements have been established:
• Compliance with the Policy 4.9 is mandatory
• Library materials may not be borrowed unless a member

Computer user privileges may be cancelled or suspended for the following causes:
• Destruction or misuse of library property
• Disturbance of other patrons and/or objectionable conduct on library premises
• Inappropriate or abusive treatment of staff

Adopted: Date of Manual Adoption Amended: May 13, 2015

4.9 Internet

The library supports a patron’s right to access Internet resources as an extension of our physical collections, and endorses the Canadian Library Association’s Statement on Intellectual Freedom.

The library cannot guarantee the security and the confidentiality of any transaction, particularly ecommerce transactions.

Library patrons are expected to use the computers in accordance with the public nature of the library. Internet and wifi users may be required to register with the library.

Internet workstations do not have any content limitations, and we expect parents or guardians of minor children to assume responsibility for their child’s use of online services.

Users must not install software on Squamish Public Library computers, and no alterations or damage to the library’s hardware is permitted.

Use of library computers for illegal, actionable or criminal purposes or to seek access into unauthorized areas is prohibited.

Adopted: Date of Manual Adoption Amended: May 13, 2015