Computer Usage: The Stirling-Rawdon Public Library Board provides access to the Internet in keeping with the Library’s mission to serve the community of Stirling and area, by providing access to resources and programs for personal, educational, recreational and cultural enrichment. At the same time, the Internet functions in an unregulated environment, and therefore provides access to a wide variety of resources over which the Stirling-Rawdon Public Library has no control. This policy establishes the provision of public network services to access the Internet, acceptable use of these services by users, staff responsibilities and consequences of inappropriate behavior or illegal activity by users.
The library provides 5 computer workstations in the adult department for Patron and Visitor use. Computers are available on a first come, first serve basis.
As per our Computer Policy, a parent/legal guardian must sign a permission form before children under the age of 14 are permitted to use the internet unsupervised. Children under the age of 10 must be supervised by an adult while on the computer. An internet permission form can be found on our Forms page.
All computers provide access to word document software.
Privacy is ensured on our Public Access computers through the use of Deep Freeze Software. Each machine resets to its original state upon reboot, and all passwords and documents are cleared. Documents and images cannot be saved to these devices. A personal USB stick is required to save items.
The library offers free wi-fi. Accessible from your personal laptop, tablet or other connected device. Please ask library staff for the password to connect.
Printing, Photocopying and Scanning
Printing and photocopies are available at a cost of $0.25 a page for Black & White and $0.50 a page for Colour. Double-sided printing is available.
Wireless printing is also available.
The library has 3 Leapfrog tablets available for use in the children’s department. These contain a number of fun and educational games. These tablets have no access to the internet and are available to children of all ages.