Internet access is provided through public computers for library patrons at both library locations. Patrons must have or obtain a library card, and must bring their own library card with them each time they wish to use the internet.
Patrons ages 6-12 years old must have their parents or legal guardians sign for them to use the Internet. Children in this age bracket must have a parent or adult sitting with them at all times while using the Internet.
Patrons 13-17 years old must also have parents or legal guardians sign for them to use the Internet. Young adults in this age bracket may use the Internet without a parent or guardian present.
Non-residents wishing to access the Internet may do so by signing a temporary Non-resident Agreement Form. Proof of identification (e.g., a driver’s license) will be required each time the non-resident uses the Internet. Non-resident agreements expire in 30 days. After the 30 day period, non-residents may purchase a library card for a fee of $10 annually.
Time limits have been established for public computer use and vary by library location.
The library offers wireless Internet access points at its Main Library and Blacksburg Branch during normal library business hours. The wireless access is for users with properly equipped portable computers or mobile devices. Wireless connection to the library’s Internet service is free of charge and available to users within the broadcast range of an access point. All Internet traffic across the library’s network is filtered to comply with CIPA regulations. Use of these access points is governed by the Cherokee County Public Library Internet Acceptable Use Policy.