Assistant Librarian Jessica Votipka shows off the new patron computer at Exeter Public Library.
The Exeter Public Library recently purchased a new desktop computer for the use of it's patrons.
The Library Board had been researching a new computer system for patron use and when the old one stopped working they sped up the process for purchasing a new internet computer.
The same internet policies will be in place on the new internet computer however, Assistant Librarian Jessica Votipka noted that "the new computer has Windows 7 and is noticeably faster at navigating the web."
Internet Computer policy set by the Library Board makes the computer available for patrons to search online but does not allow them to check email or to log into social networking sites. Librarian Nina Bartu reminds patrons that, "The library has the computer for informational use. It's an additional informational tool for our patrons."
Patrons are also able to burn a DVD on the new computer but only if the blank DVD is purchased from the library to ensure the computer stays virus free. Children under 10 can only use the computer if an adult is with them to supervise use.
The new computer will be purchased with memorial funds that were given to the library without designations. The Exeter Public Library is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and closed over the noon hour. The library is also open on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.