Personal tools

Personal tools

Use a Computer

The library has public computers with Internet access. This describes what we have and how to use them.

In support of it's role as a center of learning, the Nashua Public Library provides computers for public use. 

Software and databases are purchased according to the collection development policy to support specific areas of library services. Recommendations for the addition or removal of software are welcome and will be handled according to the collection development policy. 

Staff cannot provide extensive one on one training on computer technology or software; however, staff will attempt to answer basic questions or help users locate resources on library software, and the Internet.  Books, manuals, or other reference resources will also be available. 

Users must agree to observe all copyright and licensing laws and will not duplicate any computer programs or documentation unless expressly labeled as being "in the public domain" or "shareware".

Only one person may be at a computer station at a time. 

No personal software is to be loaded on library computer hard drives without written permission from a full time library staff member.  No private files may be stored on the library computer(s) and any files left on the computers will be deleted at night when computer is shut down.  The library is not responsible for any lost data including data brought in to the library by a patron (CDs, USB drives or portable memory devices, for example) and does not guarantee any compatible programs.  

Equipment and software must be used with proper care.  Users will be held financially responsible for any damages or alteration to equipment or software.  Patrons are not allowed to disconnect power cords, cables or ethernet/network connections on any of the computers in the library for any reason.  Please consult library staff with any troubleshooting issue such as keyboard, mouse, monitor, or power related problems. 

Computers may be used for one hour blocks of time on a first come first serve basis.  Additional time may be extended at staff discretion if no one else is waiting for a computer. 

  • We have 4 public computers for your use.
  • All the basic software is installed on our computers.
  • To sign up for a computer, please stop at the circulation desk.


This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.