Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Computer Lab Policy
The Hoag Library provides computers for public use. This gives patrons the technology to achieve their word processing, spreadsheet and graphics needs, and provides a window to the world of state-of-the-art information and education.
Each patron is allowed a total of 90 minutes per day. Time is given in three 30-minute blocks. Patrons will have to log back in after each 30-minute block is finished.
All users of the library’s computer resources, both staff and members and patrons, are expected to use these resources correctly and only for legal and ethical purposes. Any misuse of the computers will result in loss of privileges. Unlawful activities will be dealt with in an appropriate manner.
Registration form is included with library card registration and available at the Circulation Desk.
*The Hoag Library does not have the right or authority to act in place of the parent and encourages parents to supervise their children’s use of the Internet, accepting responsibility for determining content with personal and individual family values and boundaries. Only parents or legal guardians may restrict their child from access to Internet resources available through library computers.
- Violation of any applicable federal, state, or local laws.
- Destruction or damage to equipment, software, or data belonging to the library.
- Changing any settings on the library computers.
- Gaining or attempting to gain unauthorized access to any computing devices or resources.
- Sexually explicit or pornographic sites should not be accessed to prevent exposure to young children and others who find such sites offensive.
Computer users are encouraged to remember that the Hoag Library is a public space, with access by patrons of all ages.
Consequences for patrons who break these rules are:
- 1st offense: results in a verbal warning
- 2nd offense: patron loses computer privileges for 2 weeks.
- 3rd offense: patron loses computer privileges for 1 year.
Computers are available for 1/2-hour time periods during regular business hours. This includes downloading and printing times. Additional time may be assigned if no other persons are waiting to use the computer.
Only one person will be allowed on a computer at one time.
Privacy of computer users is to be respected.
Printing charges are $.10 per page for black/white printing and $.50 a page for color. Blank CDs may be purchased for $1.00.
The Hoag Library often holds FREE computer training to the community. Classes vary from Intro to Computers, Intro to the Internet as well as software training. Please call the library at 585-589-4246 for upcoming classes. Registration is required for all computer training.
Hoag Library is guided by statements of the American Library Association regarding access to information: The Library Bill of Rights; Freedom to Read Statement; Freedom to View Statement. Patrons are reminded that specific information needs may also be found in books and periodicals in the library. These rules and policies are subject to change at the time upon review by the Swan Library Board of Trustees.