Welcome to the
Craft Memorial Library
600 Commerce Street, Bluefield, WV 24701
Phone: 304-325-3943,     Fax: 304-325-3702
Director: Eva McGuire


Library Computers

Do you want to surf the internet, type a letter, plan a trip or just look up a book in the library?
You can do all these things and much more on the Craft Memorial Library computers!
In order to use the computer you must have your library card with you and have filled out a Computer Use Policy Form.  If you are visiting from another state, you may use your driver's license to sign up for a computer.

Here is a list of some of the software and databases available on the library computers:


 Internet Explorer        Explora
 Microsoft Word Learning Express
 Microsoft PowerPoint Scholastic Go!
Microsoft Access Novelist
Microsoft Excel       Job and Career Accelerator
Microsoft Publisher   



 
Users of computers at Craft Memorial Library must adhere to the following guidelines.
Failure to follow these policies may result in the loss of the right to use the computers.

Computer Usage Policies

Time Limits

1.  Before using a computer, all patrons must sign in at the circulation desk.

2.  If others are waiting, your use is limited to one (1) hour, to the nearest quarter hour.  Once off a computer the patron must wait a minimum of one (1) hour before signing in for another computer or being placed on a waiting list.  There iis a maximum of 2 hours allowed per day.

3. If not properly signed  in at the circulation desk, the patron may be asked to end the session.

4. The patron may be asked to interrupt a session if a Librarian needs to use the computer.

Downloading Files

1.  Patrons may download files to a personal USB flash drive.  The Library will not be responsible for any damage because of files downloaded.  

2.  Downloading files to a CD-ROM will be permitted.

Sound

1.  The sound will remain off on all computers.  Computer users may use headphones for listening.  Headphones may be brought from home or purchased from the library for $2.00.

Acceptable Use

1. Library computers are intended for information gathering, business, educational and entertainment uses.  All regulatory restrictions on the use of online services must be adhered to, and any violations will be prosecuted  to the fullest extent of the law.  Infringement of copyright is prohibited.

2. The Internet contains some materials of a controversial nature. Patrons are responsible for materials accessed and may not display "legally obscene" images, child pornography, or anything that may be harmful to minors.  Parents are responsible for monitoring usage by minors. (A "minor" is anyone who is not yet 17 years of age).

3. Minor patrons are warned against disclosing personal identification information when using electronic communications.

3. The Library will not be  responsible for direct or indirect damages arising from the use of its connection to the Internet.

4. The Library will not be responsible for the accuracy of information found on the Internet.

Printing Costs

1. Letter (8.5x11)       $0.20 per page

2. Legal (8.5x14)       $0.20 per page                               

3. Ledger (11x17)      $0.35 per page