Princeton Public Library announces changes to public computer usage

PRINCETON – Using the public computers at the Princeton Public Library will be even easier than before. Non-patrons requesting computer access will no longer need to show a photo ID to receive a guest login pass. Simply ask for a pass from the librarians at the front desk. All patrons with a Princeton Library card, including anyone who has a late fee on their account, may log in using the number on their card.

As a reminder, persons over the age of 16, unless accompanied by minors, must use the eight computers located near the front desk. Unattended children 16 or younger are limited to using the computers found in the Youth Services area. All work entered on the computer is inaccessible once the user has ended their computer session, and is deleted off all computers at the end of each day.

Internet filtering software is not used on computers in the adult section, but users should note that it is a violation of federal law to expose questionable material to anyone (especially minors) who does not wish to be exposed to it. The library does provide filtered access for children age 16 and under, but due to the limitations of current technology, blocking inappropriate material cannot be guaranteed.