Selkirk & District Community Learning
Centre Computer Lending Library
SDCLC Computer Lending Program encourages the use of technology
by making computer systems accessible to those who are unable
to otherwise acquire them; thereby increasing their quality
of life, literacy, fluency and the specialty skills that have
become a requirement for more employment opportunities, even
in entry-level positions.
Computer Lending Library (CLL) specifically targets several
known segments of our community:
of all ages (children/youth/adult)
entrepreneurs (particularly youth)
immigrants with language and/or literacy issues
residents with literacy issues
program supplies a basic set of computer equipment. Specialized
equipment and aids may be referred to other agencies that
already have programs that augment a computer user's needs
for speciality equipment.
in the Box:
case c/w processor
cords and cables
of the Community Lending Library
checklist and basic assembly instructions
Computer Lending Library may install a variety of software
for general use that includes shareware, freeware and donated
software. The Library will retain the licensing for the software
when licensing is required. This policy ensures that when
the computers reach the end of loan period they are returned
with the licensed software. Basic software may include:
2000 Operating System
Acrobat Reader (freeware)
Educational games for learning
Word processing software (Word Pad/Note Pad)
referrals may be made to other organizations that have
sufficient licensing to accommodate the user's needs.
for MS Office
for assistive software applications
School system programming (RRC, LSSD, etc.)
applicants will be encouraged to pick up their computer just
as book library patrons are encouraged to pick up books. It
is however, understood that some persons will have difficulty
due to issues of cost, distance and physical ability. For
those who can sufficiently demonstrate that picking up a computer
would be an undue hardship, the CLL would deliver the computer.
Setup would also be offered to those who, due to their circumstances,
could not set-up the computer themselves. Delivery or setup
assistance is completed by volunteers.
for assembly and basic computer operation will be provided
as a part of the program Orientation that is a basic training
program that introduces individuals to the main components
of a computer. If deemed to be necessary, successful applicants
could receive additional training sessions for software; such
as, basic introduction to word processing and Internet use
at a scheduled training program offered at the SDCLC. Additionally,
the SDCLC would refer individuals to existing computer training
programs, such as PowerUp.
Computer Lending Library recognizes the importance of Internet
access for computer users. Although we do not, at this
time, offer Internet access as a part of the Lending Library
Program, all equipment is "Internet ready:"
computers loaned through the program will be Internet ready
with necessary hardware and software components
modems and/or Network Interface Card (NIC)
is a privilege. It also acknowledges that the applicant recognizes
the loaned computer is a valuable asset. There are a
limited number of computers available for loan and the application
process aids to ensure those with the greatest need receive
order for the Computer Lending Library to maintain the value
of the asset and the integrity of the lending program members
must adhere to our basic "Acceptable Use Policy:"
will make every effort to return the computer and all components
promptly at the end of loan period in a like or improved
will ensure the computer is not used for illegal or dishonest
purposes. Failure to do so will result in the immediate
seizure of the computer and all components.
will use the computer only for the purposes stated in their
will not "pass on" the computer to others; if no longer
required the equipment must be returned to the Lending Library.
only legal (licensed) software; do not "borrow" software
from others unless the license to use the software is also
not use the computer for commercial purposes; advertising,
materials distribution or other related activities unless
it is so stated in your application and has been approved
by the Computer Lending Library.
not modify, alter or upgrade the loaned computer equipment
without the express written permission of the Computer Lending
products such as printer ink, toner, paper and diskettes
are not included in the loan agreement.
cannot sell, loan or give the computer away; the computer
remains the property of the Lending Library and must be
returned at end of loan period.
equipment returned to the Lending Library will be "cleaned." This
will necessitate the complete removal of all data and
files. Cleaning ensures that no personal data or information
is left on the computer's hard drive. Please ensure
that before you return your computer at end of the loan period
you have made copies of all important data and files.
markings have been placed on the computer and components.
Altering these is in violation of the Loan Agreement and may
result in the seizure of the equipment.
Computer Lending Library reserves the right to cancel, postpone
or cease the lending of computers. The Computer Lending Library
reserves the right to request the immediate return of loaned
Computer Lending Library is not responsible for injury, damages,
penalties or losses incurred in the use of the computer and