Computers & Technology
As a service to the community, the Lisle Library District offers access to the Internet, technology devices/equipment and various subscription databases for adults and children. Libraries make it possible for citizens to have access to the information they need to make informed decisions. Providing wireless and online resources broadens the spectrum of information, ideas, images and commentary available to our patrons. Patrons with valid library cards are welcome to use the computers. There is a nominal charge for printouts. An automated PC activity management system is in place to more efficiently address computer functionality.
The Library has:
- 25 Internet accessible PCs
- Wireless access
- Scanning/Copying equipment
- Low Vision Reader
- Microfiche/film Reader
- Self-Check machine
Library patrons have certain rights with respect to use of electronic information networks such as the Internet. The Lisle Library District will work with other libraries in the Illinois Library and Information Network to preserve and protect these rights, subject to limitations imposed by licensing and payment agreements with database providers.
- Library patrons have the right to confidentiality and privacy in the use of electronic information networks to the extent possible, given certain constraints such as proximity of other patrons and staff in a public access setting.
- Library patrons have the right to equitable access to electronic information networks.
- Library patrons have the right to access and read all Library service policies and discuss questions with appropriate Library staff.
The Lisle Library District supports the right of all Library users to access information and will not deny access to electronic information networks based on age. The Library recognizes that electronic information networks such as the Internet may contain material that is inappropriate for children. Parents/guardians are encouraged to discuss
with their children issues of appropriate use and electronic information network safety.
Parents/guardians are expected to monitor and supervise their children=s use of the Internet. Parents/guardians, not the Library or its staff, are responsible for the Internet information selected and/or accessed by their children. Parents/guardians may restrict their children - and only their children - from access to Internet resources available through the Library.
The freedom to access information is also a responsibility. The Internet enables the Library to provide resources not available within the confines of its own collection. However, the Internet is an unregulated medium. The Lisle Library District does not assume responsibility for material accessed on electronic information networks. Internet resources are not subject to the same selection criteria that the Library uses for other materials.
- Information obtained via the Internet may or may not be reliable and may or may not be obtained from a reliable source.
- Information obtained via the Internet may or may not be accurate.
- Information obtained via the Internet may or may not be current and up to date.
- Links to information on the Internet may not always be valid, and particular information sites on the Internet may sometimes be unavailable, and this unavailability often occurs unpredictably.
- Certain information viewed via the Internet may be considered controversial and/or objectionable by some Library patrons.
- Because the Library is a public forum, materials viewed on the Internet computers should be viewed in accordance with the ethical standards of the Lisle Library District. Viewing materials that may be deemed inappropriate in this public forum, may result in staff intervention. Continual misuse by patron/s may result in suspension of computer privileges.
- The Lisle Library District does not control or restrict the information content of the Internet. Library users are the final selector
The Lisle Library's staff may provide assistance to patrons in the use of electronic information networks as time and staff knowledge permits. But Library staff cannot provide in-depth training concerning Internet computer jargon or usage, outside of Library provided computer classes.
Library computing resources may only be used for legal purposes and should be used in
accordance with the ethical standards of the Lisle Library District. Examples of unacceptable purposes/activities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Harassment of, libeling, or slandering other users
- Destruction of, damage to, or unauthorized access and/or alteration of the Library=s computer equipment, software, or network security procedures
- Use of electronic information networks in any way that violates a Federal or State law
- Use of electronic information networks in any way that violates licensing and payment agreements between the Lisle Library District and network/database providers
- Unauthorized duplication of copyright-protected software or violation of software license agreements
- Obstruction of other people=s work by consuming large amounts of system resources, deliberately crashing any Library system, or otherwise causing degradation of system performance
- Behaving in a manner that is disruptive to other users, including, but not limited to, overuse of computer equipment that serves to deny access to other users
- Lisle Library offers wireless Internet access using either a wireless enabled laptop computer or other wireless device. Our access points are compatible with Wi-Fi 802.11a, b, g, and n protocols.
- Wireless users must comply with all Lisle Library policies, including Internet policies. Policies can be found in the library or online at www.lislelibrary.org/lldonlinepolicies.htm
- Wireless access is available on all levels of the Library. Signal strength is dependent upon a variety of factors, and you may need to try a couple of locations to get an optimal signal.
- Once your wireless device is turned on and detects a signal, it will indicate that wireless networks are available. From that list you may connect with either “LLD” or LLD_public” (Only LLD_public can handle 802.11n)
- We strongly recommend that our patrons take measures to ensure the security of their Internet connections. The wireless network is not inherently secure. It is the user’s responsibility to adopt security measures that are best suited to their situation.
Printing to a Library printer - is in black & white only - via the wireless connection. There are no print drivers or other software to install. Click on the Wi-Fi access and printing link on the Library home page (or link below) and follow the on-screen instructions. Please remember the user name you entered as you will have to give this name to Library staff in order to pay for the print job and get it released to the printer. All print data requests are transferred and encrypted using secure SSL communications. Printouts will cost 10¢ per page. Payment must be made at the Circulation Desk in the Library and all print jobs not paid for will be deleted after 24 hours. The print job will be available at the printer located at the Circulation Desk.
- Library staff will provide general information on the settings necessary to access the Internet via these connections, but cannot provide technical support for patrons using their own devices and cannot guarantee that your hardware will work with the Library’s wireless connection.
- Staff cannot assist in making changes to the user’s network settings or perform any troubleshooting on the user’s own computer.
- Lisle Library District is not responsible for damage to personal equipment due to misuse of the Internet and all other uses. Users should refer to their owners’ manuals or other support services offered by their device manufacturer.
- Any restriction or monitoring of a minor’s access to the Library’s wireless network is the sole responsibility of the parent or guardian.
Violation of any aspect of the policies described above will be dealt with in a serious and appropriate manner. Violators may lose Library privileges. Illegal acts involving Library computing resources may also be subject to prosecution by local, state, or federal authorities.