Rules of Use
You must have a valid library card from any public library in Onondaga County to use the computers for the full daily time limit. Patrons without a library card or who owe $50 or more on their library card will be limited to one 1-hour guest pass per day. In addition to these rules, your use of library computers is subject to the library's Internet Use Policy. (PDF)
Walk in or Make a Reservation
- Reservations for PCs or Macintosh computers may be made in person at the sign-up station, at the Information @ LPL Desk at the Computer Signup Station or at the Computer Signup Desk or by telephone at 315-457-0310.
- Computer time is reserved in blocks that range from 15 minutes to 1 1/2 hours, depending on which computer you want. At the end of the user’s appointment, additional time may be added automatically if there is no one else scheduled for that computer.
- The Collaborate @ LPL room includes a computer that is available for use in the room. Reserve Collaborate @ LPL by clicking this link; no additional PC reservation is necessary.
- Total computer time is limited to three hours per day. Guest computer pass time is limited to 1 hour per day.
- Reservations are held for 10 minutes. After that, computers may be automatically assigned to others.
- Computer appointments are nontransferable.
- Patrons may not make appointments with another person’s card for the purpose of exceeding their three-hour daily computer use limit or for using library computers when their own card is blocked. Out-of-system patron families with only one card may make appointments for others living at the same household.
- A maximum of two people may share a computer during an appointment. Patrons may not share a computer that is in the designated Quiet Zone.
- If you need to cancel an appointment, you may do it in person or by phone before the appointment begins.
- The computers will automatically end all sessions five (5) minutes before the library closes. A warning is sent 10 minutes before the library closes.
Immediate Loss of Use
Viewing graphic pornography (images prohibited under New York State Penal Law) on any of the computers in a public area will result in the loss of the use of any public access computer in the library for six months.
Please Keep in Mind
- Librarians are trained to provide limited start-up support only. We offer a wide variety of self-help books on our computer nonfiction shelf.
- Liverpool Public Library is not responsible for users’ personal property.
- No additional software may be installed on library equipment.
- With the exception of digital cameras, flash drives, and audio/video devices using a USB cable, user-owned equipment may not be connected to library computers or the library network.
- Computer users accessing the Internet may not install any executable files on library computers or make any attempt to interfere with other users’ access.
- Each user is responsible for any damage to Computer equipment or materials.
- Parents are responsible for any damage done by their children.
- Liverpool Public Library is not responsible for damage to or loss of patron data or software resulting from use of library equipment or materials.
- Liverpool Public Library is not responsible for computer users’ files left on library equipment.
We strongly encourage that you store your files to a USB flash drive (jump drive, pen drive) typically available in electronics or office supply stores. You may also purchase a USB flash drive with a 4GB capacity at the Information @ LPL Desk for $9.
Users are responsible for paying for all printed pages, including those with typographical errors. Users must allow ample time to print prior to the end of their scheduled appointment.
- Black & white prints cost 10¢ per page
- Color prints cost 50¢ per page
These rules are subject to revision at any time. Users are responsible for keeping informed of any changes to these rules.
See more details about printing here.
Find the LPL Computer Use Policy here.