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Using Computers at the Sausalito Library

All patrons need to have a valid MARINet library card and personal identification number (PIN) to make reservations through our online computer system (Library Online)and use the public computers.

Wireless Internet access is available for patrons who have laptops with wireless network cards.  The wi-fi network supports standard and secure (SSL) web browsing and FTP but not VPN, POP3 (incoming email) or SMTP (outgoing email). Users are encouraged to use webmail for their email correspondences.

You Must Have...
Wireless (Wi-Fi) Network Card with 802.11b or 802.11g standard, or built-in Centrino technology

Access Configuration for the Library
1. SSID set to "midas"
2. Channel number 6
3. Number of access points in the library=10

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Public Internet Computers: Three 1 hour Public Internet stations and four 30 minute laptops that also include Word, Excel, Power Point, Picasa, and Google Earth software programs. 

• You can use up to two hours a day of computer time if you have a MARINet library card.
• You can have two reservations or bookings on your card at any one time, including the computer you might be currently using.

Public Catalog Stations: Two catalog stations
• Online Public Access Computers for the library catalog show all the library’s holdings. You don’t need your library card to search the library catalog.
• With your library card number and PIN you may reserve items or renew items, access your personal account, check your record, and pay fines (you can also use your credit card at our self-check station).

To use the Library Online booking system for Public Internet Computers
• You need to have a valid library card and PIN.
• Visitors in town for one day only, with a picture ID, may request a single-session guest pass at the Circulation or Reference desks. If staying in town longer, visitors may get a Visitor’s Card which allows full library privileges. You will need to present a picture ID and a $20 deposit.
• Internet Only cards are available to patrons with no verifiable address but have a photo ID (may be expired).
For more information

How to get a PIN
• Go to the MARINet home page
• Log in to “My MARINet”
• Type in your name, library card number and  click submit.  This shows a second screen with four boxes where you will need to type in your name and library card number again and then choose a PIN.  You will have to enter your PIN twice.
• If there is a problem with your attempt, call the reference desk at 289-4121.
• If you have forgotten your PIN, staff at the reference or circulation desks can delete your PIN with a photo ID and you can input a new one. This has to be done in the library, not by phone.

Reasons why your card might not work
• It may have expired. Cards are updated every three years. Visit the checkout desk to update your record.
• You may be typing in the wrong barcode or PIN.

How Library Online works
• You can book time using the online reservation system on any library computer or
from an outside computer. From outside the library, go to and click on “Reserve a Computer.”
• Make sure you take note of what computer is assigned to you—this appears at the very end of your reservation. The computer ID starts with “SAU” for our library.
• There is a 10-minute grace period for each time slot. If someone is more than 10
minutes late, they forfeit their reservation. Someone else can sign up for the balance of the session.
• The computer online reservation system will not allow you to sign on 5 minutes before a new session begins.
• The computer clock determines the time for each session, not the wall clocks.
• You will be given an eight minute warning and a two minute warning to save your work before your session ends. The computer will automatically log you out when your time is up.
• To save work, bring your own flash drive or buy one at the Circulation Desk.

• Copies are 10 cents per page. Please pay at the circulation desk.
• Computers are for information, research, and for the support of educational assignments. Use of the library's Internet access for illegal purposes, or for the transmission or viewing of threatening, obscene, pornographic, or harassing materials is inappropriate.
• Parents, not library staff, are expected to monitor their child's Internet use.
• No more than two people may use a workstation at one time.
• Misuse of the computer may result in the loss of computer and library privileges. Not abiding by the above guidelines and rules for using the Internet stations will result in loss of Internet/E-mail privileges.

Last updated: 9/19/2013 2:59:03 PM