Internet Access & Use
9 computers featuring unfiltered Internet access are available for adults 18 and older.
Patrons with a valid Chicago Ridge library card are allowed 1 hour of Internet time per day. Additional time may be extended at the discretion of the librarian. Cardholders with a fine of over $5 on their card must pay $1 per hour for Internet use.
Patrons without a Chicago Ridge library card may purchase an Internet guest pass for $1.00 for one hour’s worth of time.
The library also has one Internet Express station with a 15 minute time limit for adults 18 and older; a library card is not required to use the Internet Express and patrons may use the station once per day.
In general, only one person may use a computer at a time. Librarians may make exceptions at their discretion.
Adult Services computers may be reserved for one hour up to two days in advance. Reservations may be made in person or over the phone.
7 computers featuring filtered internet access are available in the Youth Department. Children under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign a Parental Permission Form to use the filtered Youth Services Internet computers. High school students can use the unfiltered Internet computers in Adult Services with parental or legal guardian permission.
The library also has 7 computers with word processing and library databases (3 in the Adult Department and 4 in the Youth Department).
2 computers loaded with children’s games are available in the Youth Department.
All computer times end 10 minutes prior to closing time.
Internet computers are available to patrons as a privilege, not as an automatic right or as an obligation of the Library. Internet-use privileges may be modified and or suspended in their entirety, at the discretion of the Library.
WiFi access is available for patrons with laptops and other internet enabled devices. There is no charge to use the library’s WiFi. Patrons need to log onto the WiFi network with a username and password which are posted in the Adult Department.
Internet Use Disclaimer
The Chicago Ridge Public Library is responsible only for those pages bearing the Chicago Ridge Public Library name. The Internet is a global collection of computer networks that connects thousands of computers worldwide some of which may contain controversial or offensive material. The Internet contains many valuable sources of information, but not all sites are accurate, complete, or up-to-date, and there are sites which some users may consider controversial, offensive or inappropriate. The library does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content.