Monday, November 26, 2007

Variable Computer Time

Demand for computer time at the Waterloo Public Library continues to grow. As you may have noticed, competition for computers is especially great later in the afternoons and on weekends. We are aware of the shortage of computers and are working to add more. In the meantime, our reservation system vendor has helped us to create scripts which adapt session to time to time-of day.

The result is that patrons who log on early in the day may have their sessions extended for as long as 90 minutes. However, at 2:00 p.m. each day a script runs which shortens the time available to 60 minutes--the minimum required by library policy.

The maximum time is also limited to 60 minutes on weekends.

At some point in 2008 we're hoping to add a few more computers. Until then, please bear with us as we attempt to allocate computer time as fairly and efficiently as possible.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact

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