Cape Breton Regional Library

Computer Access Policy

Computers are available at all branches of the Cape Breton Regional Library for access to the internet and to word processing software. To provide for maximum availability for all users, please follow these rules and procedures. When signing up to use the computer for the first time, please read the rules and fill out the Internet Acceptable Use Policy Form.

You will need to have a current Cape Breton Regional Library borrower’s card. After registration for computer use, the card will be stamped authorizing computer use. We will hold your library card while you use the computer.

Computers are available for use during regular library hours.

Occasionally, technical problem may occur. If this happens, bookings may be cancelled without notice.

When reserving and using library computers:

  • No bookings accepted more than two library open days in advance.
  • Computer time may be reserved for a maximum of 1 hour per day. If space is available, a second session in the same day is possible on a walk-in basis. Total usage is limited to two hours per day.
  • Latecomers forfeit the unused portion of their reserved time. If you are more than ten minutes late, you may lose your entire reserved time.
  • Absolutely no more than two people at a computer at a time.
  • You may not use your own software programs on the library computers.

Misuse of the computer, World Wide Web access or violation of procedures will result in the loss of your computer privileges.

Library staff have a heavy workload. They may not be available to provide more than the basic assistance with the World Wide Web. When possible, tutoring sessions are available upon request with volunteer tutors. Please contact your local branch for more information about these sessions.

Our computers are located in public buildings heavily used by both children and adults. If complaints are received by staff from library users, or if staff themselves are offended by what is on a computer screen, the user will be asked to remove the image in question. The computers are being provided for educational purposes.