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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.

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
St. John - Children's Program Room
This half hour lap-sit program uses songs and rhymes to foster language development.

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Children birth - 23 mos. old, accompanied by an adult caregiver, will enjoy this 30 min. lap-sit program. Songs, stories, finger plays and rhymes will encourage interaction and language development.

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
An experienced labor nurse will help expectant parents prepare for labor by providing education and advice on the labor experience. She will help parents feel prepared for the birth of their baby. 

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Munster - Children's Program Room
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.

Wed, Jul 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
This program for kids in 1st through 6th grade will introduce kids to engineering concepts through a presentation and fun hands on activities.

Wed, Jul 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Teens will construct a space obstacle course. Then they will code and operate the Dash and Sphero BOLT 'bots in a race through the course.

Thu, Jul 25, 10:30am - 11:15am
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
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.

Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Children who have completed kindergarten and older will explore the universe using STEAM techniques.

Fri, Jul 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
New date Friday, July 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Informational and interactive session that focuses on understanding the disease process of progressive dementia.

Fri, Jul 26, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
New date Friday, July 19, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
A session on advanced issues and strategies. Please register by calling Alzheimer's Services of Northern Indiana toll free at 1-888-303-0180.

Fri, Jul 26, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Guest speaker Steve Szabados will give an overview of basic Polish researching techniques. He has conducted extensive research using church and other records throughout Poland.

Sat, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
Put your Spanish vocabulary knowledge into practice through conversation guided by a bilingual volunteer one or two times a month on Saturdays.