Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

I can’t help but imagine how many people’s lives have been changed by 100 years of reading your books.  …  I remember how it felt as a child walking into that quiet room and realizing that I could go just about anywhere I wanted.  That room was an escape from the world, and, at the same time a window onto any part of the universe that I chose to explore.  …  I still feel a sense of possibility and experience a feeling that time has stopped when I walk into a library.  I usually don’t have a particular book in mind, but like to wander around and see what I can discover.

Steve Jenkins
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007


The Library has 8 computers available in the adult section of the library for many purposes.  The Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Publisher is available for public use.  There are also 4 computers available in the Youth Services section of the library.   Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult when using the computers.  Computers may be used for a half hour at a time; however, if there is no waiting, patrons may continue up to three hours.  No files can be saved to the hard drive of the computers.  Patrons are encouraged to bring their own USB if they need to save a file.  Click here for more information on the Use of Public Computers at the LaSalle Public Library.

Internet access is available at the Library.  Children under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign a Permission for Use of Electronic Networks / Internet  form.   Once library staff verify the signature, children between 12 and 18 years of age may use the Internet.  Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  Click here for more information on the Electronic Networks /  Internet Policy at the LaSalle Public Library.

Learn about child and teen safety on the Internet by clicking on this National Center for Missing and Exploited Children link.  The NCMEC offers two publications entitled:  "Child Safety on the Information Highway" and "Teen Safety on the Information Highway"

Wireless Internet Access

The LaSalle Public Library provides free Internet access points or “hot spots” for users with portable computers or devices capable of receiving wireless signals, during normal library business hours. These access points allow users to access the Internet from their laptop computers when sitting within range of the access points.  The wireless Internet access offered is unfiltered.  Persons utilizing the wireless connection agree to comply with the provisions of the current LaSalle Public Library “Electronic Networks / Internet Policy”.  This policy states the limitations of internet access, patron’s responsibilities for using the access and provides examples of acceptable and unacceptable uses.  Patrons also agree to comply with the provisions of the current LaSalle Public Library "Wireless Access Policy".  Support is provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Staying Connected Grant.

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