dlr Libraries

Public Access to the Internet

Terms of use


·         You can use your library card to access the Internet at any dlr Library. dlr Libraries offer PCs, as well as laptops, for use in the Library. You can also access wifi on your own device with a library card and pin number, subject to the same terms and conditions. Access is free.


·         Please remember to bring your library card and pin number.


·         If you do not have a library card, you can get a Visitors card. Just bring photo ID or 2 forms of other ID (eg: current bank cards, statements, bills, social welfare cards, etc). Visitors can use PCs only.


·         Every session lasts 50 minutes. Your session time is shown on the bottom right hand corner of the screen. At the end of the session, any created or downloaded documents are deleted from the PCs and laptops, for data protection. Please remember to save information before the session ends, e.g. to USB, web-based email etc. Please remember to remove your storage device at the end of a session as responsibility for your storage device rests with you.


·         You can book a session by phone, online, or at the library desk. Only 1 session can be booked in advance. It may be possible to extend the session. Ask at the desk in plenty of time before the session ends.


·         If you are late, the session may be offered to another person.


·         The Internet provides many sources of information, some of which could be inaccurate, dated, or offensive. dlr Libraries cannot accept responsibility for the content of websites except for its own.


·         Users are required to accept the conditions of use. In doing so, you agree that you will not deliberately view inappropriate sites, send or receive any material that could be seen as offensive to others, or send any messages to annoy or harass another person. The Internet may not be used for any illegal activity.


·         Children under the age of 15 are welcome to use the Internet if a parent/guardian supervises their session. There are dedicated children's PCs in some libraries which can be used by children alone – please check with your branch. Parents are responsible for their child’s use of the Internet, and for guiding them as to which resources are appropriate. Children who use the Internet unsupervised may come across inappropriate or disturbing information and images.


·         Filtering software is in place but dlr Libraries cannot guarantee that it will block all inappropriate material. Nor can the Library guarantee that the filtering software will not restrict access to sites that may have legitimate research or other value.


·         Users are requested not to delete any system files, change the system configuration, or in any way damage any computer software or hardware.


·         Internet printing is available. Charges apply, as displayed in the Library.


·         Internet usage is monitored. Misuse of the Internet may lead to your membership being cancelled. We ask all library users to respect our terms and conditions for the continued benefit of access to all, to a great, free resource.