The Riverdale Public Library is pleased to offer access to the wealth of resources on the Internet. We would like to remind the users of this service that:
• Some or all of the resources may be unavailable at any time for technical reasons over which the Riverdale Public Library has no control.
• Patrons’ use of the facility and the equipment for access to the Internet will be managed to allow the greatest use by the greatest number of people.
• Library personnel have no control over the quality of information on the Internet. Each user must evaluate the validity and reliability of the information found.
• Parents or guardians, NOT the library or its staff, are responsible for Internet information selected and/or accessed by their children.
• Some materials may be offensive, disturbing and/or illegal. Library personnel do not monitor or supervise Internet access, except for length of time of use.
• Use of the Internet should be consistent with the library’s mission to provide educational, informational, and cultural material and services to residents of the community.
• The library reserves the right to end an Internet session.
In addition, please be aware of the following: Viewing child pornography is against the law NJSA 2C: 24-4 (4) (b)

Approved by the Riverdale Public Library Board of Trustees July 8, 2002

Wireless Access

The library offers wireless access to patrons with laptop computers and devices. You may use library printers if you save information to a flash drive. When you use the Internet in the library you are accepting the library’s Internet Policy.

Limitations:

  • A WiFi network is less secure than a wired network. Patrons are responsible for protecting their personal information.
  • Signal strength varies within the library.
  • The library staff cannot assist you with your laptop, card, or configuration.

Computers Available

Computers are available for public use free of charge at the Riverdale Public Library. Computers have Internet access and access to a printer. The configurations vary. However, all have available USB ports. Please review the configuration of the PC prior to using to make sure it has what you need.

Computers Equipment

Computer Locations

For adults2 PCs on the main level. 3PCs on the upper level.
For teensGrades 6, 7, & 82 PCs in the Teen Room on the main level. There is filtering sofware on these PCs.
For Children2 PCs provide access to the library catalog and the Internet. There is filtering software on these two PCs. In addition, there are two units with educational games for younger children, but no Internet access or other applications.

Applications Available

The following Microsoft Office applications are available on each public PC

  • Word 2010
  • Excel 2010
  • PowerPoint 2010
  • Publisher 2010

All PCs are connected to color printers.

Guidelines for Computer Use

Patrons should use the PCs in the areas designated for their use: adults in the adult areas, children in the Children’s Room, and teens in the Teen Room.

When computers are in high demand we limit time on the computer in order to make resources available to other patrons. There are specific rules to manage the demand on the computers in the Teen Room (available upon request).

Other Equipment

EQUIPMENTAVAILABILITYCOST
PrintersPrint capability is available for all PCs.Black & White: 0.25¢ per page
Color: 50¢ per page
Note: For children in grades K-12 there is no charge for black & white printing related to homework assignments.
   
ScannerA scanner is available. The file will be emailed to you. Select output as either a .jpg or .pdf file. 
   
CopierA high speed color copier is available. The copier can increase or decrease the document size. It handles the following paper:Letter size 8 ½” x 11″
Legal size 8 ½” x 14″
Large size 12″ x 18″
Black & White: 0.25¢ per page
Color: 50¢ per page
   
Fax MachineSTAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING SERVICEWe can direct you to libraries that offer these services in the time begin.

Note: The availability of various items of equipment may vary from time to time, or equipment may be out of service.

 

Online Training

If you are new to the computer, there’s an easy way to practice new things like how to use a keyboard and using a mouse. Try some of these websites. Click on the link to begin.

Keyboarding skillshttp://www.goodtyping.com
 http://www.typing-lessons.org
 http://www.internet4classrooms.com/winkeyboard.htm
 Using the mousehttp://www.pbclibrary.org/mousing/mousercise.htm
  
Help with Internet Explorerhttp://www.internet4classrooms.com/on-line_ie.htm
  
Internet safety & spamhttp://www.getnetwise.org/http://safekids.com 
Safe shopping guidelineshttp://www.safeshopping.org
  
SeniorsComputer articles and tips from AARPFree courses, news, online book discussions, and much more http://www.aarp.org/technology/http://www.seniornet.org