COMPUTER LAB USE POLICY


Scott County Public Library
104 South Bradford Lane
Georgetown, Kentucky 40324

CONTACT INFORMATION

The Lab Coordinator of the Scott County Public Library is available if you have questions concerning this policy. Current Lab Coordinator information is provided on the Application for Use form included with this packet.

PURPOSE OF THE LAB

The purpose of the computer Lab is to provide workshops for the general public, and to provide training of Library professionals at the Scott County Public Library. The public is welcome to use its facilities, however, programs, classes, or other activities presented directly by the library or by an organization with the sponsorship/support of the Library take precedence over non-library use of the Lab.

With this policy the Scott County Public Library Board of Trustees reaffirms its support of, and commitment to, the Library Bill of Rights of the American Library Association. Use of the Lab is open to organized groups engaged in educational training on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of groups or individuals within the group requesting the facility.

The Lab may be used free of charge, except for the cost recovery of printing (check with staff for current cost per page). A refundable $100 deposit is required before booking can be confirmed. No organization or instructor may charge patrons for use of the Lab.

The special Windows system profiles, security settings, disabled functions and other customized aspects of the Lab are part of a standard setup. This means that applications, Web sites, and other functions that operate on computers in your organization, business, school, home, or anywhere else may operate differently or not at all in the Lab. Be sure to preview the Lab's functions well in advance of scheduled use.

TYPICAL USES & FACILITY

Workshops offered to the public may include but are not limited to Basic Computing Skills, Introduction to Microsoft Office applications, the Internet, using Web-based E-mail, and using the Library's new online catalog system and databases.

The computer lab is set up with equipment for eleven students and one instructor. A ceiling mounted projector, printer, and scanner are also available.

APPLYING FOR USE

HOURS
Lab times available for public group training must occur during regular library hours. Hours and schedules must be approved by the Library Lab Coordinator. Library activities presented directly by the library or by an organization with the sponsorship/support of the Library take precedence over non-library use of the Lab.

APPLICATION

LAB USAGE

Orientation by Lab Coordinator

Opening the Lab

Lab Set-Up and Supplies

CANCELLATION

The Lab Coordinator should be given at least 72 hours advance notice of the group's desire to cancel an approved Computer Lab session. In the event cancellation by the Library is necessary for any reason, every effort will be made to notify the applicant at least 72 hours in advance of the approved session.

GENERAL GUIDELINES