Word Processing Policy

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e-mail: cor@rcls.org

Use of the Computers for Word Processing (Microsoft Word)

  • Sessions begin on the hour. Each session lasts for 60 minutes, including time required for printing and/or copying files. Please plan accordingly.
  • The computers may be reserved for 60 minutes per week up to 7 days in advance. Otherwise it is first come, first serve. Latecomers may forfeit their reserved time if they are more than 15 minutes late.
  • No disks may be brought in and loaded on the library's computer. Patrons may not save work to the hard drive. To save work, users must purchase disks at the Circulation Desk. Disks are sold at $1 per disk. To re-use the disk at a later date, the disks must be returned to the staff at Circulation Desk after each session. Library staff will file and retrieve the disks for patron use. Once taken out of the library, a disk may no longer be used on library computers.
  • The Cornwall Public Library is not responsible for documents lost due to a virus, damaged disks, power failure, or being saved improperly to the disk.
  • Patrons may not add software to the library computers. They may not download and install software from the Internet.
  • There can be a maximum of 2 people at a workstation at one time.
  • Users must have basic computer skills, including the ability to use a mouse.
  • Abuse of the computers will result in immediate suspension of computer access privileges. The following uses of Library computers are inappropriate and prohibited:
    1. Transmission of defamatory material.
    2. Unauthorized copying of copyrighted material.
    3. Plagiarism.
    4. Creation, receipt or transmission of obscene material: which shall mean any material in written, pictorial or other form concerning sexual or excretory organs or actions that predominately appeal to the prurient interests of adults, which is patently offensive to the prevailing standards in the adult community as a whole and is without redeeming social value.
    5. Creation, receipt or transmission by or to a minor of material indecent to minors; which shall mean any material in written, pictorial or other form concerning sexual or excretory organs or actions that predominately appeal to the prurient interests of minors, which is patently offensive to the prevailing standards in the adult community as a whole and is without redeeming social value to minors.
    6. Destruction or alteration of anothers materials or files; vandalism or equipment; or tampering with computer hardware or software.
  • Failure to utilize the library's computers appropriately may result in revocation of computer use and/or library use privileges. Uses that are also unlawful may also result in criminal and/or civil proceedings.
Staff Assistance

Cornwall Public Library staff is available to help in basic operation of the workstations and to answer questions to assist you. However, staff cannot provide in-depth training concerning the use of the word processing program or personal computer use.