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Rules for Use of Internet PCs

  • The “Communications (Retention of Data) Bill 2009” was signed into law by the President on the 26th January 2011, being renamed the "Communications (Retention of Data) Act 2011”.
    Following the enactment of this law it is a requirement of the use of this service that the following information be recorded (and stored securely for two years) for each user:
    the person’s full name;
    the person’s full address OR their library barcode number - these details need to be verified by production of a library card or proof of address;
    the date on which they have used the service;
    the number of the PC that they have used;
    the time they began using that PC;
    the websites visited.
  • Access to the Internet is available by contacting the library desk.
  • Members of the library must present their library card at the desk to use the Internet
  • In those branch libraries where an automated PC Reservation system is in place, members of the library may proceed directly to a vacant PC and log on using their library card details and following the instructions on the PC monitor. Automated PC Reservation is currently available in De Valera Public Library, Ennis; Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon; Kilrush Public Library; Ennistymon Public Library, Scariff Public Library & Sweeney Memorial Library, Kilkee. It is essential to log out of each session when finished in a PC Reservation enabled library.
  • In those libraries where the Libki system is installed, members of the library should approach the library desk and request to be registered on the Libki system. Once they are registered they may then proceed directly to a vacant PC and log on using their library card details and following the instructions on the PC monitor. It is essential to log out of the session once you have finished. Non-members must present valid ID at the library desk where they will be issued with a temporary guest pass to use on the Libki system. Use of the Libki system is limited to one hour per user per day. This hour may be used in a number of sessions throughout the day. Libki is installed in our branch libraries in Corofin, Tulla, Miltown Malbay, Lisdoonvarna, Killaloe, Sixmilebridge, Newmarket on Fergus, Kildysart and Kilmihil.
  • Non-members must present valid ID - they may not pre-book a session but may go on standby for an available computer.
  • Members of the children's library are welcome to use the Internet when accompanied by a parent, guardian or teacher.
  • There is a limit of one session per day per user. Double sessions may be booked between 10am and 1pm in De Valera Public Library, Ennis, and Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon. All such double sessions must finish by 1pm.
  • Each session may last for a maximum of 60 minutes.
  • Only current members of Clare County Library may pre-book to use the Internet.
  • Bookings not taken up within 10 minutes will be forfeited and that session will be made available to persons on standby.
  • Bookings may only be made one day in advance.
  • Bookings may only be made for one period per day.
  • Bookings are not transferable to another person.
  • OpenOffice is now installed on all public access Internet PCs. See instructions beside each PC in each branch library.

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