Policy and Procedures for First Floor Public Computers
Please observe the following policies and procedures so
that the many people who wish to use this limited resource
are treated fairly:
Vineland Public Library uses CASSIE, a computer management
system, to help manage our public computer log-ins, time
tracking, and printing.
Patrons ages 13 and older must sign into CASSIE
using only their own Vineland, Millville or Bridgeton
library card and password.
may not use any library card, computer card, or guest
pass belonging to any other person, including family
Show your photo ID & library card at the Information
Desk to obtain a password.
ages 13-17 who reside in Vineland, Bridgeton or Millville
or attend schools located in Vineland
can obtain a free Computer Card, which will allow
access to the internet computers and access to the
databases offered for home use by the library. Teens
may obtain this card without a legal guardian
present as long as they produce a school ID or current
official paperwork from their school. (Example:
a school schedule, progress report, or other document
deemed acceptable by Children’s Department
may only sign in at a computer (#1-#14) showing a
green “AVAILABLE” box on the screen.
accompanied by children younger than age 9 should use
the Parent Computers in the Children’s Department.
A guest pass may be purchased for $2.00 at the Information
Desk by showing your state-issued photo ID and current
proof of address if you live outside of Vineland, Millville
computer user is allowed up to 3 hours of time per
day. This time might not be continuous.
computer session begins with 90 continuous minutes.
no one is waiting for a computer, CASSIE will give
you an additional 15 minutes when you have completed
no one is waiting, CASSIE will continue to give you
more time, in increments of 15 minutes, until you
reach the daily limit of 3 hours.
If others are waiting and CASSIE terminates your session
after 90 minutes, you may sign up on the “Waiting
The internet computer time limits are strictly observed
and may be over-ridden by Information Desk staff only
in the case of the following tasks: (The Job Search
computers (see below) may also be used for these tasks.
Ask at the Information Desk before sitting down at
Online job application
filing of taxes
If you are working on one of the tasks listed and require
extended time, you MUST speak with a
librarian at the Information Desk BEFORE starting your
Search computers are #15 - #18 and #21.
computers are only for job searching, applying for
a job, or writing a resume or cover letter.
let staff at the Information Desk know if you need
to use one of these computers.
guest passes are available to anyone needing time
on the Job Search Computers.
computers have no time limit and do not count toward
your 3-hour per day limit.
Word processing computers are #19 and #20.
They do not have internet access.
These computers currently have the following Microsoft
Products available: Word, Excel, Publisher,
PowerPoint, Access, Infopath Designer, Infopath Filler,
SharePoint, and OneNote.
These computers have no time limit and do not count
toward your 3-hour per day limit.
Free guest passes for these computers are available
to anyone age 13 and older who needs to use the internet.
You are limited to one free 20-minute pass per day.
Your session will terminate after 20 minutes.
at the Information Desk before your 20 minutes are
over if you need a brief extension of your time.
PRINTING and SAVING:
Printing and saving are done at your own risk.
Printing costs $.15 cents per page for black ink only
and $.30 cents per page in color.
You may not use your own paper or envelopes in the
Double-sided printing is available for $.25 cents
per page for black ink only and $.55 cents per page
You may print up to 20 free copies of resumès
and cover letters. Let the Information Desk staff
know when you are ready to pick up your printouts
so that you do not have to put money in the coin tower.
Files saved on the hard drive of any library computer
will be automatically deleted when you sign off of
You may save to your USB flash drive.
Information Desk staff will lend you a flash drive
if you need to use one to transfer your work to another
The Library’s unsecured, free wireless network
is available throughout the building. Select VPL Public
Library Wifi is available during library hours.
Printing is not currently available through the wireless
network but staff at the Information Desk can
assist you with printing from your device.
Due to liability issues, staff is not permitted to
handle your laptop or hand-held device.
GENERAL RULES FOR PUBLIC COMPUTER USE*:
You may bring your own headphones/earbuds or buy earbuds
at the Information Desk for $2 to use on the library’s
computers. All proceeds from purchases go to the Friends
of the Vineland Public Library.
In accordance with our Patron Conduct Policy, sound
must not be audible to others.
You may not have any food or beverages near any library
You may share your computer with up to one other person
if you need help.
You may not intrude on the space of neighboring computers
or use the chairs at other computers.
You must “lock” your computer to prevent
others from accessing it if you need to briefly leave
your computer during a session.
If you have not “locked” your computer
and leave your station, staff will assume that you’ve
finished and will end your session.
The Vineland Public Library is not responsible for
Staff is not permitted to watch or hold your laptop
or any other items for you.
Information entered on public computers may be accessed
by other users and should not be considered private.
Display of graphic pornography is a violation of the
Patron Conduct Policy and will result in sanctions.
Staff computer assistance is limited to locating information
and briefly demonstrating the use of reference tools,
such as databases. Ask at the Information Desk to
register for the free one-on-one computer tutoring
sessions offered at the library.
*Violations of these rules will result in suspension
of your computer privileges or your being banned from
the library. Additional library rules can be found in
the Patron Conduct Policy.
Approved by Board of Trustees April 26, 2004
Reviewed revised policy and approved August 26, 2010
Reviewed revised policy and approved February 22, 2012
Reviewed revised policy and approved June 23, 2016