Tuesday, April 15, 2008

New Computers!

It's National Library Week!

We got all new computers and a reservation system at the library!
You NEED your library card to use the computer no matter what you are using the computer for.
Were you sick of not being able to use word processing AND the internet at the same time?
Now you can!
There is a reservation system that allows you to be on the computer for a 90 minute time frame.
When you are reserving a computer, you can choose lower level or upper level computers. Make sure that if you want to be using a computer downstairs you choose lower level and if you want to use one upstairs you use upper level!
A clock will display on your screen letting you know how much time you have left to work on the computer.
Warnings will be given at 10 minutes, 4 minutes, and 2 minutes remaining to give you a chance to save your work before your session closes.
The system will also allow users to extend their computer time if there are no reservations waiting. Watch for a box on your screen offering additional time, and choose the prompt to accept additional time if needed.
Don't forget to bring a floppy disk, CD-R, CD-RW, or USB Flash drive to save your work, anything you save to the computer will be wiped off as soon as your session ends.
If all the computers are full when you want to go on, you can reserve a computer for the next available opening.
When you want to leave your computer you can put a lock on it and make up your own password so that no one else can use the computer you are on when you walk away.
The reservation system will not take any reservations after 7:30 p.m. and all sessions going on will end at 7:45 p.m!

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