Public Computer Use

The West Lafayette Public Library offers computers for public use as well as free Wi-Fi (look for WL-Library - there is no password required)

The Library now offers the Dig•Me Center with 2 computers equiped with the Adobe Creative Suite 6, MS OFfice 2010 and a subscription to over 2000 on-line software tutorials at lynda.com. The room is available for individuals and groups to work on projects, training and video conferencing. A  request form is available here. You may also call the Library at 765-743-2261 to request use of the Dig•Me Center. See the Dig•Me (lower) calendar for available times.

Computer use on the public computers is limited to no more than 2.5 hours per day. A user's account must be in good standing in order to be eligible for computer use privileges.  Guest passes are available for visitors to our area.

Use of the Library's public wireless service is not restricted by time of use.

For further information concerning computer use, please refer to the West Lafayette Public Library's Computer Use Guidelines and the Public Computer Use Policy.

Printing

Printing is available from our patron computers as well as our our Wi-fi hotspot.

Computer Use Guidelines

Computer use is available to patrons in good standing with a valid WLPL card.

Guidelines for use of the West Lafayette Public Library computers:

  1. Patrons must abide by the West Lafayette Public Library Acceptable Use Policy.
  2. To ensure access for all patrons, the West Lafayette Public Library has installed Envisionware software on all computers to manage time limits. The software requires patrons to enter their library card number to access a computer. If access is denied, patrons should see Circulation staff to have their accounts updated.
  3. Patrons must enter their own library card number only. Violations may result in loss of computer access.
  4. Patrons are granted up to one hundred fifty (150) minutes of computer time per day. The software will send a message if computer is inactive for 5 minutes. If the message is ignored, the computer will shut down.
  5. 5. Patrons should lock computers if they leave to get books or print jobs, etc., in order to avoid being shut down for inactivity. While you may be able to logon again your information will be lost. To lock a computer, click on the lock button at the top of the screen. Time will continue to count down, even when computer is locked. (In other words, if you have 15 minutes left in your session & you lock the computer, it will be shut down in 15 minutes, regardless of when you return.)
  6. Patrons may not be allowed to log in 30 minutes or closer to closing. All computers will shut down 20 minutes before closing. A warning will be given before shut down. The West Lafayette Public Library is not responsible for loss or damage to any data or storage device resulting from shut down.
  7. Only children and children with a parent or caregiver may use the computers in the Children's Area. Only young adults up to age 18 may use the computers in the Young Adult Area.
  8. No Internet Access Option: The West Lafayette Public Library offers parents of minor children the option of NOT allowing their children access to the Internet. To exercise this option, please ask the Circulation staff.
  9. Patrons may not alter hardware, software or operating systems on any computer. Attempts to circumvent or defeat any mechanism put in place by the West Lafayette Public Library to manage the network will be subject to immediate loss of computer access.
  10. The West Lafayette Public Library computers do not allow users to retain documents or personal files on the hard drive. Anything saved on any computer will not be available in subsequent sessions. The West Lafayette Public Library is not responsible for loss of data that may occur when saving or opening documents.
  11. Printing: The printing charge is 10 cents per page for black-and-white and $.25  per page for color (select the appropriate color printer). All pages will be charged to your account, up to a maximum of $5.00. A deposit account can be set up to ensure funds are available whenever printing is desired, but is not required. Please see the Circulation staff to update an account. The West Lafayette Public Library is not responsible for loss of data that may occur when printing.  Guests should pay before leaving the building for any printing.

 

Acceptable Computer Use Policy