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Computer Courtesies & Rules

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The Enoch Pratt Free Library aims to provide equitable computer access to all customers. Please observe the following courtesies and rules when using library PCs:

  • Please sign in using Smart Access Manager (SAM), the Library’s automated computer and printing sign-in system. A library card, PC access card, or visitor's pass is required for authorized use.
  • Each library department or branch may have different time limits for computer use, depending on the number of PCs available. Ask library staff for more information.
  • Please cooperate with staff who may need to designate computers for catalog or reference use only, or “Differently Abled Priority.”
  • Do not attempt to download and/or install software programs on library computers. If you do, you may lose library privileges.
  • Do not access pornographic or obscene materials. If you do, you may lose library privileges.
  • Save your work on a flash drive, not the hard (C:) drive. 4 GB flash drives can be purchased at the circulation desk.
  • Computer workstations are designed to be used by one person at a time.
  • Computers in Children’s areas and Kid's Corner PCs are for use by children ages 12 and younger only.
  • Computers in the Student Express area of the Central Library’s Fiction Department are for use by young adults only.
  • The Library is not responsible for any damage or loss of data arising from the use of its computers or network.
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Computer & Internet Access


Enjoy free access to computers and the internet at all Pratt Library locations.