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Public Computers and Internet Policies

Daily Time Limits

Each person is limited to one 30-minute session per day. If circumstances allow, extensions may be granted by staff.

Youth Using the Public Computers

For children under 12, it is the supervising parent, or responsible adult, who signs in to use the computer. One child may share the computer under their supervision. When the parent leaves the computer the session is over for both.

For youth ages 12-17, a parent/legal guardian must come to the library to register the youth to use the internet by signing a “parental permission agreement.” People ages 12-17 must present their library card each time they log in.


  • Do not send, receive, or display inappropriate text or graphics that may be reasonably construed as obscene. Pender County Library reserves the right to terminate any patron’s internet access, either temporarily or permanently, if screen displays are unreasonably disturbing or offensive to patrons or staff.
  • No more than two people per computer.
  • Staff will not set up email accounts for patrons, though they can answer questions to help.
  • Privileges may be suspended immediately if a patron tries to alter software or hardware.


Parents or guardians of children are responsible for children’s use of the internet. As with other library material, any restriction of children’s access is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.