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Our Mission

The East Orange Public Library helps people of all ages meet their informational, educational, and recreational needs by acquiring organizing, and assisting in the use of print and non-print resources.

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Internet Policy & Computer Use Rules

The East Orange Public Library is committed to providing the Library users with the best and most current resources available. As part of our goal to meet the recreational, informational and educational needs of our public, the Library makes available free access to the Internet via in-house PCs and Wi-Fi access.

The Library endorses the American Library Association Bill of Rights.

The Internet is a worldwide entity with a diverse user population. The Library does not endorse or sanction the content or viewpoints expressed on the Internet. The Library does not vouch for the accuracy, authenticity, or timeliness of information accessed via the Internet. The Library makes no guarantee, either expressed or implied with respect to the quality or content of information available on the Internet. Because the Internet is a vast and unregulated information network, it may enable access to ideas, information, images, and commentary beyond the confines of development policies. It is left to each user to determine what information is appropriate.

Parents or guardians, not the Library or its staff, are responsible for providing guidance in using the Internet to the children under their care. Parents or guardians are responsible for the Internet information selected and/or accessed by their children. Parents are encouraged to teach their children safe internet use practices. In accordance with CIPA (the Children's Internet Protection Act), the library uses internet filters to protect children from harmful online content as a condition for the receipt of certain federal funding.

Users have the right of confidentiality in all their activities with resources and services provided by the Library. The Library supports the user's right to privacy; however, users are advised that because security is technically difficult to achieve, electronic communications and files could become public.

Users must respect Intellectual property rights by making only authorized copies of copyrighted, licensed or otherwise controlled software. Legal downloading is only allowed on patron-owned devices.

The library does not provide information about patrons' library records, use of other EOPL materials, or use of the internet to law enforcement officials without an appropriate court order. However, law enforcement officers may take action on their own if they observe illegal activity in plain view. Users are reminded that illegal use of the internet is prohibited by state and federal laws and by EOPL policy.

Where can I use the computers?

  • Adult Department (PC Center and CIT Lab) - 18 yrs. old and above.
  • Teen Corner - 8th grade through 12th grade.
  • Junior Department - pre-school through 7th grade.
  • Wi-Fi access is available throughout the Main library.
  • Ampere, Elmwood, and Franklin branches – all ages.

How do I get to use a computer and for how long?

  • Use of the library’s computers is on a 1st come, 1st serve basis.
  • All users must use their own library card to access the library's computers. You may not use someone else's card. Your card must be up-to-date and not exceed $5.00 in fines.
  • Library card holders may use the computers up to 2 hours per day. If you forget your library card you may purchase a visitor pass.
  • All users without a library card may purchase a visitor pass for $1 to access the Library's computers. This fee is non-refundable. Each pass may be used for up to one hour on the date of purchase.
  • Computers can be used for 1 hour per session in the PC or Teen Center and 30 minutes per session in the Junior Department.
  • Computer use is limited to one person at a time. However, group use may be allowed with Library Staff permission.
  • If you are next on the list and fail to log in within 5 minutes, you forfeit your turn.
  • The Express Computer is available for 15 minutes. Use is limited to 1 session per day.
  • All computers are shut down 30 minutes before the library closes.

How much does printing cost?

  • 10 cents/page for black and white and 40 cents/page for color printing
  • At the main branch, patrons deposit money onto their SAM account via payment workstation and use it to pre-pay for printing.
  • Note: The Library does not issue refunds for money deposited on library cards or visitor passes. As visitor passes expire every day, patrons should not deposit more money than is needed to print.
  • At the Ampere, Elmwood, and Franklin branches, this fee is paid in cash at the circulation desk.
  • PrinterOn is available for our wireless internet users at the Main Branch. Print outs can be picked up and paid for at the circulation desk.

How can I save my work?

Patrons cannot save their work to our computers. As such, the library recommends the use of Flash drives. Also, patrons can create/upload their documents to various online storage sites.

The use and operation of EAST ORANGE PUBLIC LIBRARY computing facilities is subject to the following disclaimers:

  • Unless arranged for in advance, the Library's computers are not for use for class visits or for groups.
  • Due to privacy and confidentiality issues, library staff will not fill out forms (or like material) that pertains to personal information. This includes but is not limited to: job applications, credit reports, or online shopping.
  • Users may not use the library’s computers or internet resources to conduct a business or commercial enterprise, or engage in commercial activity such as the distribution of advertising.
  • Users may not save data or programs on the library's computers.
  • Users may not alter or attempt to alter the setup of the library's computers.
  • Users may not knowingly display any material which is harmful to minors in its content or material that is obscene, libelous, threatening or harassing in any place within the library.
  • Users are liable for damage to equipment caused by inappropriate or unauthorized use.
  • Misuse of the Library's computers may result in the suspension or loss of the privilege to use them.
  • Absolutely no food, drink, or cell phone use is permitted in proximity to our computers.
  • The library accepts no responsibility for any loss of privacy, damage, theft, or loss of data arising directly or indirectly from the use of these facilities or for any consequential loss or damage.
  • The library makes no warranty that all data can or will be restored, and accepts no responsibility for any damage or loss arising directly or indirectly from the failure of hardware, software, security mechanisms, or from human error.

EAST ORANGE PUBLIC LIBRARY reserves the right to use its discretion to terminate any and all library privileges at any time.

Approved by the Board of Trustees on 5/99.
Revised by the Board of Trustees on 10/11/2012.