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Computer Use Fees

 

Use of computer lab computers with Internet access is free of charge for:

•  Residents of the Batavia Public Library District who hold an up-to-date Batavia Public Library card. Written parental consent is required for patrons under 18 years of age.

 

•  Students of Batavia Public School District #101, both residents and non-residents of the Batavia Public Library District (“non-resident students). Written parental consent is required for patrons under 18 years of age.

 

Use of computer lab computers is available for a fee of $3 per one-hour session for non-residents of the Batavia Public Library District (except for non-resident students).

 

Use of Express Station computers is available only to Library users who are age 18 and older, and is free of charge.

 

Printing

 

Printing is available from all Library computers (computer lab, Express, and Library Catalog).


As part of the Library's Print from Anywhere service, Wi-Fi printing is available to Library users. 


Your print job will require payment (using coins, $1 bill, or a Batavia Public Library print card) before the print job can be printed. Black-and-white printouts cost 10¢ per page. Color printouts cost 60¢ per page.


Batavia Public Library print cards may be purchased in the Adult Services computer lab or at the Youth Services Desk for $1. The Print card contains 50¢ of value initially, and additional value can be added to the print card as needed.


Computer Labs

 

The Library has two computer labs - one in the Adult Services department and one in the Youth Services department.

 

Effective December 1, 2009, Batavia Public Library cardholders must present their Batavia Public Library card each time they use a computer lab computer with Internet access. Non-resident students must present an official ID card from Batavia Public School District #101 each time they use a computer lab computer with Internet access. Non-residents of the Batavia Public Library District must present an official photo ID and pay $3 / hour for computer lab use.

 

The Adult Services computer lab offers:

 

17 computers with Internet access and the Microsoft Office 2013 Suite (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher)

 

1 computer with the Microsoft Office 2013 Suite (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher)

 

1 computer with only scanning capability (and no internet access; please bring a flash drive or ask for assistance at the Reference Desk)

 

The Youth Services computer lab offers:

 

2 computers with Internet access and the Microsoft Office 2013 Suite (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher)

 

7 computers with the Microsoft Office 2013 Suite (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher)

 

Reserving a computer lab computer

 

A computer in the Adult Services or Youth Services computer lab may be reserved up to one day in advance. Reservations may be made in person or by calling (630) 879-4777 for Adult Services or (630) 879-4775 for Youth Services. Reservations are held 15 minutes past the reservation time; then the reservation is cancelled.

 

Express Internet Computers

 

The Library offers 3 Express Internet computers that are available for a 20-minute use period, free of charge, for Library visitors age 18 and older. These computers offer Internet access and the Microsoft Office 2013 Suite (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher). They are located in the Adult Services department.

 

Library Catalog Computers

 

Library Catalog computers are located on both levels of the Library, in the Adult Services and Youth Services departments. These computers offer access to the Library catalog, which allows users to look up books and other materials and locate the call number and status (available or checked out) of each item. These computers also offer access to the Library’s reference databases, which allow users to look up articles and other information.

 

Internet Use

 

Acceptable Use of the Internet

By signing in to use a computer in either lab or an Express Station at the Batavia Public Library, you agree to the Policy on Acceptable Use of the Internet. The Library requires that patrons use the Internet in a responsible manner that respects other individuals and protects the shared resources of the community. Failure or refusal to comply with the provisions and requirements of this policy will result in disciplinary action up to and including the loss of Internet or Library privileges, or other consequences as defined in the latest version of the Policy on Conduct.

 

Use of Computers with Internet Access by Minors

Batavia Public Library cardholders under the age of 18, non-resident students under the age of 18, and all others under the age of 18 must have a signed Internet permission slip on file at the Batavia Public Library, in order to use a computer lab computer with Internet access.