Library Computers
 
In the interest of fulfilling the Library's mission of connecting people with information, the Stickney-Forest View Public Library District offers public computers with Internet access, Microsoft Office, and printing capabilities.

 
Availability
Computers are available from Library opening at 9am until 15 minutes prior to closing and can be reserved in one hour increments using the PC Res computer station or at the Circulation Desk and Reference Desk. Reservations are first come, first serve. An active SWAN library card permits self-service. The Circulation Desk will issue a guest pass to those without a library card. Photo ID may be requested.   

Children
Library policy regarding children's computer usage:
 
  • Children ages 10-17 require a signed parental authorization to access electronic resources.
  • Children up to 9 years of age require direct parent or guardian supervision while using the computers and/or Internet. 
 
Our Youth Services Department has four computers reserved for use by patrons 17 years of age and below.
 
Locations
We have computers in two areas of the Library:
 
  • The Main Room
  • The Youth Services Department
 
There are ten main room computers that are available to all patrons and are equipped with USB flash drive hubs and a laser printer.


 

Laptop Borrowing
 
Stickney-Forest View Public Library District cardholders (ages 18+) can borrow a Windows PC laptop for in-Library use.
 
All users are required to follow Stickney-Forest View Public Library District policies regarding laptop and computer/Internet use. Please stop by the Circulation Desk for more information and a copy of the policy.
 

Wi-Fi

The Stickney-Forest View Public Library offers wireless Internet access. Patrons with personal laptops and mobile devices can access this connection. 

 
Wireless FAQs

How do I access the wireless connection?

On your laptop or mobile device look for the network named 'Stickney-Forest View Public'. After you connect to it, your device's browser should open with a 'Terms of Service' page which you will need to accept in order to fully access the network. If the page does not automatically open you may need to manually launch your browser.


What do I need to access the wireless connection?

To access the Library's wireless network, you need a laptop (or suitable device) equipped with an 801.11b/g compatible wireless card. Some portable devices have wireless cards built-in, while others may require you to purchase a compatible card to plug into it.

Installation of the card and its associated software will vary depending on the specific device, card and operating system. Library staff cannot assist you in making changes to the device's network settings or hardware configuration, nor can the Library provide network cards for your use.


Is the wireless connection secured?

Wireless communications are not secure. Informed, cautious wireless users will avoid transmitting credit card or other sensitive personal information through wireless connections. All users of wireless should have up-to-date virus protection on their laptop computers or wireless devices to assist in protecting them from harm.


What if I have problems? Can Library staff assist?

Library staff cannot provide any technical assistance in configuring your portable device or troubleshooting wireless access problems. There is no guarantee that your wireless device will work with the network.


 
The Library assumes no responsibility for the safety or security of a patron's personal equipment resulting from the connection to the Library's wireless service.

The Library's policy regarding Internet and Wi-Fi is available for public viewing. 

 

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