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Lake County Public Library Computer

Guidelines for Public Use of Library Computers

A library card is required to use the Library's computers. Visitors to Northwest Indiana may apply for an in-house use card with no borrowing privileges to log on to the computers.

All cardholders in good standing may use Web PCs after signing the Internet Use Agreement.  Parents must sign the agreement for children under 18.

You must agree to abide by the below guidelines and the Library's Computer Use Policy before using Library PCs. The privilege of using Library computers may be revoked if you violate the Library's Computer Use Policy or fail to comply with the guidelines below.

The Library cooperates fully with law enforcement if you engage in illegal activity while using the Library's computers or network.

Use Restrictions

  • Do not display sexually explicit graphics or detailed graphics of violence.

  • Do not run programs from any type of disk.

  • Do not alter Library hardware or attach peripherals except for floppy disks, USB drives, media cards, or headphones.

  • The Library is not responsible for any loss or damage to user equipment or data.

Time Restrictions (Includes Printing Time)

  • Web/Multipurpose PCs -

    • 60 minutes when others are waiting

    • 15 minute extensions when no one is waiting up to a maximum 360 minutes (6 hours) per day

  • Information Stations (catalog/databases/Indiana government sites) -

    • 60 minute sessions; additional sessions when no one is waiting

  • Children’s PCs at Central Library -

    • 60 minutes (1 hour) when others are waiting; maximum 120 minutes (2 hours) per day


  • Black and white - 5¢ per page

E-Mail, Chat, Online Use of Credit Cards

  • Use at your own risk.

  • Parents, please monitor your minor children's use of chat.

  • Staff can provide you with assistance signing on to Library PCs. If you are not familiar with using computers or the Web, please register for the training classes offered at all branches before using library PCs.

Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Wed, Mar 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
This half hour lap-sit program for kids from birth to 23 months old uses songs, rhymes and finger plays to encourage interaction and foster language development.

Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Wed, Mar 27, 10:30am - 11:30am
Kids ages 6 months through 3 years old and their caregivers will enjoy interacting at various play stations. Playing helps children learn language, literacy, social, and other skills.

Highland - Children's Programming Room
Wed, Mar 27, 10:30am - 11:30am
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6.

Munster - Children's Program Room
Wed, Mar 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Learn new ways to play with your baby (birth to 23 months), while stimulating mental growth. Please register all attendees so we may be able to count you in our attendance.

Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Wed, Mar 27, 11:00am - 11:30am
This special storytime is designed for children ages 0-23 months and a caregiver. We will sing songs, read short stories, do lap bounces, and play!

Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Wed, Mar 27, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Homeschoolers in grades K-6th will make an art project with supplies provided by the library. Sign-ups are required and space is limited. Please notify the library if you cannot attend.
This event is full

Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Thu, Mar 28, 10:00am - 11:00am
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-5.
This event is full

Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
Thu, Mar 28, 10:30am - 11:15am
Toddlers 2 and 3 years of age accompanied by a caregiver will participate in stories, finger plays, music activities, crafts, and more. Activities will help to develop important pre-literacy skills.

Munster - Large Meeting Room
Thu, Mar 28, 10:30am - 12:00pm
The Brain Fitness Camp engages aging adults in fun and interactive activities that challenge thinking and help participants stay mentally active.

Community Room - Community Room
Thu, Mar 28, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Cadets from the Lake Station Civil Air Patrol will teach a workshop promoting education, leadership, and the importance of a drug-free lifestyle. All ages are welcome to attend.

Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Thu, Mar 28, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn to mix concrete and use a mold to make a planter. Pots will need several days to set. Come back Thursday, April 4 at 6PM to pick up and finish your concrete creation. Class size is limited.
This event is full

Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Fri, Mar 29, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
This is a review of basics including using the card catalog, how to create an effective search search, build a tree and more.

Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Sat, Mar 30, 10:00am - 3:00pm
DNA Uncensored - Live streamed webinar from Fountaindale Library. Classes are free and open to researchers of all experience levels.