Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, computer availability has been reduced.
Computer and internet access is available on select public computers for all users of the Charleston Public Library. Wireless internet access is also available for patrons who have their own compatible devices.
The KidSpace computers are generally limited to children in middle school and younger as well as the guardians accompanying children under 8. The Zone computers are generally limited to those in middle school through high school.
Adult computers are generally limited to high school graduates and those age 18 and older. There are also computers limited to 10 minute use, genealogy research, and Library catalog searches.
The Charleston Public Library requires that patrons using the internet do so within the guidelines of acceptable use. The following activities are unacceptable:
Charleston Carnegie Public Library’s staff may provide assistance to patrons in the use of the internet and computers as time and staff knowledge permits. Staff will not provide basic computer skills training outside of specific program time but may provide printing assistance and basic troubleshooting. Staff will not fill out employment applications for Library visitors.
The Library is not a commercial internet service provider; therefore electronic mail or personal web pages will not be provided but may be accessed. The internet computers allow users to connect to networks of resources outside the Library. The Library has no control over these resources. The Library urges Library patrons to be informed consumers and carefully evaluate information obtained via the internet.
Patrons may make one reservation per day up to 24 hours in advance. After reservations are filled, computers are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, computer use is limited to 1 hour sessions.
The Library does not filter or restrict access to internet sites. The Library makes the internet and all computer resources available to anyone who agrees to abide by the Library guidelines.