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The library has four computers available for public use in the library, with printing capabilities. Two are available for public use, one is dedicated to searching the library catalog, and one is dedicated to DissoMaster. Please note that the public computers do not have capabilities to save any materials either on a hard drive or on any type of external storage device.

The following guidelines apply for computer usage:
The Internet enables the law library to provide access to a vast array of law-related information, ideas, commentary, and research tools beyond the confines of the print collection. However, users are expected to use this resource in a responsible manner consistent with the educational and information purposes of this library. The library staff reserves the right to review and revoke use for use outside the scope of this policy.


Internet access is available during regular operating hours of the library. Basic instruction for use is available.

Time limits are established according to patron demand. Patrons using a computer for thirty (30) minutes must yield to those waiting for computer use.

Information may be printed at a cost of $.15 per page. Retrieve printed material at the circulation desk. Patrons must pay for all pages printed. Print Instructions can be found within the instructional binder located near the computer. Please note printing instructions may vary slightly in different programs. It is recommended you review the instructions prior to attempting any print job.

USERS SHALL NOT use the library computer system and Internet resource for any purpose that violates applicable U.S. or state laws.

USERS SHALL NOT download software, executable files or databases to library computers or network disk drives.

USERS SHALL NOT use library computers in a manner that disrupts or interferes with network services. This includes, but is not limited to: propagation of computer viruses; excessive use of printing resources (including printing of images); attempts to add, modify, or remove system software or other system elements; attempts to evade system security measures or network access rights; distribution of unsolicited advertising; harassment, libeling, or slandering of others.

USERS SHALL NOT use library computers to access chat or usenet.

USERS SHALL NOT use library internet stations to send, receive, or display text or graphics which may reasonably be construed as obscene by community standards.

Library Rule No. 14: Any person violating these rules and regulations may be excluded from the library by the Librarian.

CAVEAT: The Fresno County Law Library has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content or accuracy. Therefore, users are notified that they are responsible for the access points they reach. Assessing accuracy and timeliness of information is the responsibility of the user.