Computers and the Internet

Public Computers

The library has 3 public workstations available for the public to use, with a black and white printer.  

Visit Scanning, Printing, Copying and Faxing for more. 

Internet and WiFi

We offer free internet access on our public computer workstations and Wifi for your mobile devices. To log in to the WiFi, if you are a member enter your library card barcode and PIN, if you are not a member, please ask for the login at the checkout desk. 

Internet Access at the Library 

Spirit River Municipal Library does not restrict access to and has no control over the nature and accuracy of the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content.  As is the case with other library materials, parents/legal guardians are responsible for their children’s use of the Internet.  Clients or parents/legal guardians must sign a Code of Ethics agreement before they or their child first uses the public Internet terminal. 

A complete copy of Spirit River Municipal Library’s Internet Use Policy follows.  This policy reflects the Library’s endorsement of the Canadian Library Association’s statement of Intellectual Freedom, which guides our Material’s Selection Policy. 

Spirit River Municipal Library Computer and Internet Use Policy 

  1. The library’s purpose in providing access to the Internet is to support library-related research and study.
  2. Library staff may answer Internet and computer related questions as time permits.  Staff cannot provide computer instruction.
  3. Parents or guardians are responsible for their children’s uses of the Internet.  A parent or guardian must sign for the children up to and including 14 years old.  Unsupervised children who appear unable to access the Internet will be asked to stop using the equipment.
  4. Clients are responsible for any damage caused to the library’s computer equipment.  Any misuse of the computer or Internet access will result in a loss of privileges.
  5. Any illegal use of the Internet is prohibited and may constitute a criminal offence for which the client will bear sole responsibility.  Spirit River Municipal Library is not responsible for any client misuse of copyrighted materials or violations of software licensing agreements.
  6. The library’s provision of Internet access is not meant to provide public access to games, chat rooms or systems, video conferencing or talk utilities.  Email access is permitted.
  7. Clients are responsible for any commercial transactions made while using the library’s Internet connection.
  8. In order to ensure virus protection and to safeguard files, personal diskettes cannot be used nor personal software installed.  Clients wishing to download information must purchase the required diskettes from the Library at the rate currently charged.  These disks cannot be reused in the library after having left the library premises.  Spirit River Municipal Library is not responsible for damage to a client’s disk or computer or for any loss of data, damage or liability that may occur from client use of the library’s computers.
  9. Clients requiring a paper copy of information found electronically will be charges at the current rate for this service.
  10. Time on the Internet computer is limited to 1 hour and must be booked in advance at the front desk.  Sign-up sheets are available there.  Should no one else be booked after you, you may continue to use the Internet computer.  Latecomers will forfeit that portion of their reserved time slot.
  11. Complaints regarding Internet access must be in the form of written complaint to the Library Board.

Spirit River Municipal Library

Public Access Internet Station Code of Ethics

 All users of electronic information sources such as the Internet are expected to use these resources in a responsible manner, consistent with the educational and informational purposes for which they are provided and to follow the rules and regulations of the library providing these resources.  Responsible, ethical use of the Internet includes: 

  1. Using the Internet for educational, informational and recreational purposes only; not for unauthorized, illegal or unethical purposes. 
  1. Not attempting to modify or gain access to files, passwords or data belonging to others’ not seeking unauthorized access to any computer system or damaging or altering hardware or software components of any network database. 
  1. Not sending, receiving, displaying text/graphics which are illegal or may reasonably be construed as obscene or offensive. 
  1. Signing a user agreement before using public access terminals for the first time.


Please note: a parent or guardian must sigh for children up to and including 14 years old.