Library Services: Internet Access
WiFi (wireless Internet access) is available at all FVRL libraries except at North Bonneville.
Computer users are expected to abide by the prohibition against viewing pornographic Web sites in the library, and to comply with the library's Rules of Conduct Policy and Electronic Information Access Policy. The library's commercial filtering software prevents computer access to sites with pornographic images in most instances, but occasionally the filter may fail to block an inappropriate site.
Anyone who is observed viewing prohibited images in the library may be asked by staff to stop doing so. Staff may also ask the user to help identify the Web site in question in order to block it in the future. Library patrons who observe another person viewing potentially inappropriate images on a computer should contact a library staff member about their concerns. Patrons should not approach other patrons directly about Internet usage.
Internet Filter Categories
- Basic Filter blocks access to Web sites with pornography. This is the minimum level of Internet filtering required for all users.
- Enhanced Filter blocks access to Web sites with pornography, as well as those with content that includes hate and discrimination, information on illegal activities, drugs and gambling, tasteless materials, other adult sites and chat rooms. This level of filtering is available to any user as an option, and may be selected and locked in by parents for their minor (under age 18) children.
- No Internet access. Parents may prohibit their minor children (under age 18) from accessing the Internet on library computers.
We encourage parents to be involved in all aspects of their child's use of the library. They are the best judge of what is appropriate for themselves and their children. Parents have the option of locking in use of an enhanced filter for their minor (under age 18) children. Parents also may prohibit their minor children from accessing the Internet on library computers. Contact a staff member for more information.
Rules of Conduct
FVRL's Policy on Rules of Conduct applies to the behavior of patrons using electronic equipment and resources. Failure to follow library policies may be cause for the library to deny Internet use or to prohibit someone entering its facilities for a time specified by library staff. In cases of illegal activities or threatening behavior, the police will be called.
Public Access Computer FAQs
- What is on the computers?
- Public Web Browser
Microsoft Office 2000: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint
Adobe Acrobat Reader
- Who can use them?
- Current FVRL and Camas Public Library cardholders. Out-of-area visitors can get a visitor card from library staff.
- How much time can I use?
- You are allowed one hour per day throughout the FVRL District and Camas Public Library. You must use your own card for access and comply with library guidelines.
- Where are the computers located?
- The number and type of public computers varies by branch. Check the SAM Branch Reservation Information page.
- What can I download?
- You can download files in many formats including text, word processing, spreadsheet, database, pdf, jpeg and gif. You cannot download executable files.
- How can I save my work?
- You can save your work to a flash drive.
- What are my print options?
- Each computer prints to a designated paper tray at a nearby printer. Prints cost 10 cents per page and patrons are allowed 10 free page prints per day.
- What if I'm having problems with the computer?
- Contact a library staff member. They can assist you in getting logged in, and in getting started with a program. As with any technology, there may be problems that reduce your time or interfere with your computer use. We will work to resolve these problems as quickly as possible.
- What if I have unpaid charges for lost or damaged materials?
- Internet access at all branches is denied to anyone owing unpaid charges until those charges are resolved.