Public Access Computers Terms of Use Policy

Computers are available at all branches of the Cape Breton Regional Library during regular library hours.  You will need a current Cape Breton Regional Library card in good standing, or a valid photo ID if you are a visitor.  We will hold your library card while you use the computer.

When reserving and using library computers:

  • Computers may be reserved up to 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.
  • No more than two people at a computer at a time.
  • You may not use your own software programs on the library computers.

Users agree to:

  •  Use the Internet for educational, informational and recreational purposes only; not for unauthorized, illegal or unethical purposes.
  •  Not attempt to gain unauthorized access to files, passwords,  data or other computer system.
  •  Not damage or alter software components of any network or database.
  •  Not send, receive or display text or graphics that are in contravention of the Criminal Code of Canada.

Users understand and acknowledge that:

  • Food or drink is not permitted at public access computer workstations.
  • Library staff cannot provide more than basic assistance with using public access computers.
  • The Library will make reasonable efforts to protect the privacy of every user, however, this cannot be guaranteed.

Use of the Library’s public Internet is a privilege, not a right, offered to Library users.

The Library assumes no responsibility for the content found on the Internet or any costs, liability, damage, or charges incurred. The Library does not assume responsibility for any consequences of service interruptions.

Library computers are located in public buildings heavily used by children and adults.  Any user viewing content deemed inappropriate for public settings will be asked to remove said content. Non-compliance may result in suspension or revocation of Internet privileges.