Computer Access & Faxing/Scanning

Seventeen internet and print accessible computers are located on the first floor and are freely available for use by O'Fallon Public Library cardholders. Three additional computers are available in the Teen Room for those ages 12 to 18. Those without an O'Fallon Library card can use a computer for up to 30 minutes per day for free. Non O'Fallon Library cardholders can purchase additional time for $1.00 per hour. All copies are $.15 per page for black and white, and $.50 per page for color.

Free WiFi is available throughout the building for everyone.

O'Fallon Public Library cardholders, 18 years and older, may borrow laptops from the circulation desk for in library use only.

See the complete Internet Use Policy for more information.

Faxing is available in the Adult Services Department on the 1st floor. The first three pages are free. Everything beyond three pages is $1.00 per page (complementary cover sheet and confirmation page). The library's fax number is (618) 632-3759. Additionally, you may use the library scanner (free of charge) to scan documents to a flash drive or email address.

 

Internet Use

  1. The computer equipment, purchased and maintained by city taxpayers, is primarily available for O’Fallon Library cardholders in good standing. Limited usage is available for non-cardholders.

  2. Cardholders, age 16 and over, access the internet at their own discretion after reading and accepting this agreement. Parents or guardians of users under 16 years of age can request that the minor’s account be granted/denied internet privileges at the time the library card is created, or anytime thereafter.

  3. Library staff does not have expertise in all software programs. The library does own material related to the internet which the staff can help the user locate.

  4. Computer printed material will be charged at $.10 per side for black and white copies, $.50 per side for color copies.

  5. Patrons may save information to the computers as necessary, but all data is wiped/reset at the end of the user’s session. Because of this, users are encouraged to use external storage, such as a USB drive.

  6. Please be aware that the library has no control over the resources on the internet. The library cannot guarantee the reliability or currency of information found there. Parents or guardians should be aware that some sites can contain objectionable material.

  7. Users should employ common sense in accessing and displaying materials that may be offensive to others in a public setting. Parents and/or legal guardians are responsible for restricting a minor’s access to internet materials. Abuses in the accessing of internet materials that disrupt library functions or fellow patrons’ use will result in penalties. Penalties can range from exiting a site, logging off the internet, restriction or elimination of computer access, and/or restriction or elimination of library access and usage.

  8. PCs will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis. PCs may not be reserved. O’Fallon cardholders with accounts in good standing have access to 8 hours of computer use per day. This time is granted in 1 hour segments and is renewed automatically unless a waiting list for computer use develops. Non-patrons can receive a free 30-minute pass and can buy additional time at the rate of $1/hour. Such time will not be awarded if a waiting list develops.

  9. Patrons will be monetarily responsible for damages resulting from misuse or violation of these policies. Use of library services and materials can be revoked.

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Test Proctoring

Students needing a test proctored should contact the Adult Services Department, then direct the testing institution to contact the Adult Services Department by phone at 618-632-3783 or via email at [email protected]. The Adult Services Department will not contact the testing institution. The library reserves the right to deny this service.

Scheduling the Exam
If the library agrees to proctor the exam, the student must contact the Adult Services Department to schedule a date and time. Exams will be administered based on student availability and with concern to staffing needs. All exams must be completed at least 15 minutes before closing.

Online Exams
Online exams can be completed using library computers, but the computer setting will not be modified to accommodate an online test.

Fees
O’Fallon Public Library cards holders | Free
Non-card Holders | $5.00

Students are also responsible for any printing or faxing required by the exam. Students will be allotted extra time on the computers, free of charge, to accommodate the requirements of the exam.

Guidelines

  • The student will be required to present a valid picture I.D. at the time of the exam.
  • Proctors will enforce any time limits that are placed on the exam, as well as other rules set forth in the examination materials.
  • Proctors will not sign a proctoring verification that attests to more than the staff member has been able to do.
  • The student is to call/email prior to testing appointment to ensure the test or login information has arrived. The proctor will not contact the student when the exam arrives.
  • The student is to provide necessary postage for mailing the test to the school and should be prepared to pay for photo copying and/or fax charges before it is mailed.
  • Exams not taken by the date on which they were to be completed will be discarded after 30 days.
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Voter Registration & Notary Services

Several members of library staff can register you to vote. You need at least one valid photo ID and two forms showing your current place of residence (bills, mail, lease agreement, etc.). For more information about registering to vote visit the County Clerk FAQ page. Visit our Election Resources page for further information.

Staff members in the Adult Services Department can notarize documents for you (free of charge). All that is needed is a valid photo ID for anyone signing documents. All documents must be signed in front of the notary.

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WIFI

The library offers free WIFI, accessible on both floors, as well as the outdoor patios.  There is no password for the network, simply join "OFPL Public Wireless."

 

Wireless Printing

Print to library printers from your personal Windows or Mac laptop. First, ensure that you are on the "OFPL Public Wireless" network, then follow these instructions. Print in color or black and white. Your documents will be sent to our Print Station queue where they can be retrieved at your convenience. Find someone in Adult Services should you have any difficulties. 

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