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Wood Dale Public Library
520 N. Wood Dale Road
Wood Dale, IL 60191
Phone: 630-766-6762
Fax: 630-766-5715
Email: Contact Us!
Email: Board of Trustees

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Library Hours
Monday - Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday (From Labor Day to Memorial Day)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Computers & Internet Services

Who can use the computers?

Patrons over the age of 18 with a library card in good standing may use the computers at the Wood Dale Public Library. Minors under the age of 18 must have parental consent to use the libraries computers. Guest passes can be issued for visiting patrons over the age of 18.

How can I use or reserve a computer?

Computers can be used or reserved by simply walking up to a PC in the labs and entering your library card number and PIN. If you do not have a Wood Dale Library card you can request a guest pass at the Public Service desk. You may only have one reservation active at a time. Reservations can also be made by asking at the Public Service desk or calling the Library at 630-766-6762. Group reservations must be made in advance with at least a week's notice to allow for scheduling.

Computer use procedures:

  • All patrons are allowed 240 minutes of computer use per day.
  • Each session will have a maximum of 120 minutes, with an allowance of four 15 minute extensions if no one else has made a reservation.
  • You must be present at the time of your scheduled session, the grace period for late arrivals is 10 minutes, which are subtracted from your total time for the day. In the case that you do not show up for a scheduled session, the 10 minute grace period will also be subtracted from your total time, your session will be dropped from the queue and the next scheduled session will start.
  • There will be three warnings before sessions expire; at 10 minutes, 5 minutes, and 3 minutes until the end of the session.
  • Make sure that all work is saved on an external drive or email to yourself before your session ends, the computers will restart after the end of each session and all work will be lost.
  • Make sure to print all work before ending your session. If you need to make changes to your print job and have ended your session, you will need to reserve another session, and if all computers are busy you will have to wait.
  • The Print Station will hold print jobs for 14 hours.
  • Users are allowed to lock their session in case they need to step away from the computer. Locking session will prevent others from signing on to your computer; however the time during which a session is locked is deducted from your total minutes of computer use for the day.
  • Sessions will automatically expire after 10 minutes of no activity.
  • All session will end 5 minutes before the closing time of the library except for the 15 minute computer.
  • When finished with a session early, make sure to click on Lock/End Session so additional minutes are not subtracted from you time.
  • Users may only use their own library card to access the computers.
  • Guest sessions are limited to a one-time use on the day that the pass is issued.
Failure to follow authorized agreement and procedures will result in loss of Internet privileges and/or library privileges.

Internet Policy:

The Wood Dale Public Library is not responsible for any damage, indirect or direct, arising from a library patron's use of the Internet information resources. Minors (under age 18) must be accompanied by a guardian or be an independent user in order to use the Internet at Wood Dale Public Library.

PATRON ASSISTANCE AND INSTRUCTION: Some assistance can be given to patrons as time and staff knowledge permits.

USE OF EQUIPMENT AND NETWORKS: The Wood Dale Public Library requires that library patrons using the Internet do so within the guidelines of accepted use established by the Board of Trustees.

The following activities are UNACCEPTABLE:

  • Unauthorized use of the Internet.
  • Use of the Internet for any purpose that results in the harassment of others.
  • Destruction of, damage to, or unauthorized alteration of the library’s computer equipment, software, or network security procedures.
  • Use of electronic information networks accessed by the Internet in any way that violates licensing agreements and payment agreements between the Wood Dale Public Library and network/database providers.
  • Unauthorized duplication of copyright protected software or violation of software license agreements.
  • Violation of system security.
  • Behaving in a manner that is destructive to other users or overuse of computer equipment which serves to deny access to others.
  • Use of any file sharing software, such as: LimeWire, Kazza, Bearshare, or Bittorrent.

Printing, Media, and Headphone fees:

Black & White printing - $.10 / Page
Color Printing - $.25 / Page
USB Flash Drive - Price available at the Public Service Desk
Headphones/Earbuds - Price available at the Public Service Desk

Wi-Fi Hotspot

The Wood Dale Public Library provides free wireless internet access to patrons who bring in their own laptops. We ask that you use this service responsibly and observe the same Internet use policy as stated above and on our public PC's.
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