Computers For Public Use

The Kokomo-Howard County Public Library (KHCPL) provides over 60 computers for public use through KHCPL Main, KHCPL South, and KHCPL Russiaville. All computers have Internet access and many have Microsoft Office and other applications.

 

The use of library computers requires a valid library card, except when searching the library catalog, database use, or use of a personal laptop on the library’s wireless network.

Technology Classes

Basic computer and Internet classes are offered free of charge in the computer lab at KHCPL Main. Most classes are taught on Saturday mornings and last approximately two hours. A list of classes can be found on the Technology Classes events calendar.

Public Wireless Internet Access

The Kokomo-Howard County Public Library also provides public wireless access to the Internet. Patrons must provide their own computer and wireless network cards to connect to the public wireless hotspots. Technical support will not be available to users. Users of the wireless hotspots are subject to the terms of this policy; however, a library card is not needed to use the wireless network. The library cannot guarantee the privacy or safety of data and communications while using either wired or wireless services. Patrons need to be aware that wireless networks are inherently insecure and it is strongly recommended that patrons secure their computers with firewall software and data encryption.

Printing Services

Public laser printers, flatbed scanners, and color copiers are available at KHCPL Main, KHCPL South, KHCPL Russiaville, and KHCPL Genealogy & Local History. Black and white printouts can be made at a cost of 10 cents for letter size and 20 cents for legal size. Color printouts are 25 cents each.

Fax Machines

Public fax machines are available at KHCPL Main, KHCPL South, and KHCPL Russiaville at a cost of Outgoing- $1.00/page for domestic; $2.00/page for international, and Incoming - $.50/page. Please visit the Circulation desk at your desired KHCPL location to use the fax machines./p>

Filtering Software

While KHCPL attempts through filtering software to prevent direct access to materials that would not be generally acceptable in a public library, it is technically impossible to prevent access to all objectionable resources. For this reason, the library reserves the right to monitor computer usage when necessary.

 

Filtering software also occasionally blocks acceptable web sites; therefore, a library staff member will disable the filtering software upon request of an adult user. However, library rules and regulations apply at all times.

 

Following the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), the filtering software will not be disabled for minors under age 18. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of parents, stepparents, and guardians to monitor and guide their own children in the use of library computers and the Internet. Those who do not want their children to use library computers and the Internet may fill out a form at the circulation desk.

 

Disclaimer: KHCPL makes no warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, for the Internet access it is providing. The library is not responsible for the accuracy, nature, or quality of information gathered through library provided Internet access. In consideration of KHCPL providing patrons with access to the Internet, patrons agree to hold the library harmless and agree to indemnify the library from any and all liability.

Additional Policies

Please view the Computer and Acceptable Use Policy for a full list of rules and procedures that govern computer use at the library.

Meet The Information Technology Staff

The IT Department is made up of a skilled team of System Administrators and Web Developers.  View their profiles.

Contact the Information Technology Department

If you have additional questions or comments, please contact the IT department by calling 765.626.0888, or you may email questions by using our online form.