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Computer Services

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The library provides six public computers in the adults' area with Internet access and various general applications. There is also a computer in the children's area with a multitude of learning games. A monochrome printer, a color printer, a laser copier, and a scanner are provided for public use. Monochrome printing or copying costs 10¢ per page, single-sided, or 20¢ double-sided. Color printing is 40¢ per page, single sided, or 80¢ double-sided.

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN IN AT THE CIRCULATION DESK AND AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING RULES:

  • A computer may be reserved for a one hour interval on the sign-up sheet at the circulation desk. Please request a slip with a special "PIN" on it that will allow you to sign in to the computer.

  • The system will automatically log you off of your computer session after one hour!
  • If no one is waiting at the end of the hour, you may continue your use by requesting another "PIN".
  • You may sign up no more than 6 days in advance.
  • No illegal or unethical use of the computers or the internet is allowed.
  • Respect intellectual property by downloading information or computer files with proper permission only.
  • Respect the privacy of others.
  • Do not misrepresent yourself or attempt to gain unauthorized access to our network.
  • Do not alter, remove, or damage configurations, software, or hardware on the computers. Do not attempt to install any additional software.
  • The display of sexually explicit graphics is inappropriate in a public environment and is prohibited.

 

VIOLATIONS OF THESE RULES WILL RESULT IN SUSPENSION OR LOSS OF LIBRARY PRIVILEGES. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WHILE USING THE COMPUTERS IS SUBJECT TO PROSECUTION BY THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES.

Community Room

The room is free and open to the public. Priority will be given to library programs and meetings. Use is limited to non-profit groups. If the group is made up of minors, it must have a responsible adult of age 25 years or older in attendance. No person or group may charge an attendance fee for meetings or workshops held in the community room. Charges to cover costs of materials may be levied if the person or group has the express permission of library administration in advance.

Reservation requests should be sent to Jill at jill@carpentercarse.org.

The room can be used at any time (not just library hours) up until 10 p.m. This will give the police time to sweep the building to make sure it is empty.

There is no fee except for a security deposit of $25.00, which will be refunded upon return of the key. Library administration reserves the right to deny further use to any group if we are not satisfied with the way the room is left.

A library use form must be filled out and filed with the library director no later than 2 weeks prior to the meeting time. The organization and a named Hinesburg resident assumes all liability for any damages which may occur.

Groups using the room are responsible for basic clean-up. Groups must remove all trash generated from use of the room. Cleaning supplies are kept for this purpose in a cupboard above the sink. A vacuum cleaner, broom, and dustpan are kept in the storage room. The storage room door is located opposite the sink.

Rules:

  • No smoking
  • Groups are expected to leave the room in the same condition in which they find it. If the room is left in an unsatisfactory condition, the library will keep the security deposit and may request that the organization help cover additional clean-up costs.
  • Before vacating the room, please close and lock windows and front door, and turn off the lights.

Disclaimer: The fact that an organization is granted permission to meet in the Carpenter-Carse Library in no way constitutes endorsement by the library or the town of Hinesburg of the policies or beliefs of that organization.

REFERENCE & INTER-LIBRARY LOAN SERVICES

Please contact us at 482-2878 to speak with a librarian if you need help with any of the following:

  • Finding a book or specific information.
  • Reserving time at one of our public access computers.
  • Community room reservations (see information above).
  • Questions about library programs or policies.
  • Reserving a book from another library (inter-library loans). This service is for our patrons only. The Chittenden County HomeCard patrons are asked to request inter-library loans from their home library.

Outreach Services

Free delivery of materials is available to Hinesburg residents who find travel or physical access to the library building difficult. Books and tapes are also circulated to seniors on the third Friday of each month at the Senior Meal site at the Osborne Hall.

HomeCard Service

HomeCard is a multi-county cooperative library system which has served most Chittenden County library patrons since 1994. Participating outside of Chittenden County are libraries in Cambridge/Jeffersonville, Fairfax, Georgia, Grand Isle, and South Hero.

To participate in the HomeCard system:

  1. You must establish a good borrowing record before acquiring a HomeCard.
  2. Remember to bring your validated HomeCard to each participating library. You must present the card in order to take out books.
  3. Remember to return books to the same library that you check the books out from.
  4. Inter-library loan books must be requested from your home library

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