Computer and Internet Use Policy

Carthage Free Library provides computers free of charge for public use. Our computers provide high speed internet access. Wireless is available throughout the library.

Computers are equipped with a variety of software for children and adults. In addition to word processing and publisher programs, patrons can access databases provided free of charge by the North Country Library System. Databases allow you to study for civil service exams, GED and SAT exams, research genealogy, science, health and literature topics, historic newspapers and more. Our staff can help you access these databases.

Computer use is available in one hour time blocks. Time may be extended up to three hours if no other patrons are waiting.

A parent, adult guardian or responsible person must supervise children ages ten and younger.

Computers are available on a first come first served basis.

Headphones are available on request.

Users access the internet at their own discretion.

Computers shut down 15 minutes before the library closes.

Please Note:

Please respect other computer users. Users who are noisy, disruptive, disrespectful, or unwilling to follow library rules will be required to leave and will forfeit their computer time.

Patrons who behave inappropriately will be asked to leave and may be suspended from the library.

Due to copyright laws, security and risk of viruses, outside programs cannot be downloaded onto the library’s computers. Please remember, it is illegal to pirate copyrighted materials.

Computer users under 18 must have a permission slip on file.