......and another one. If you have a library card with us you get two hours on the computer. If you are actually doing something like researching a paper, writing a paper or filling out a job application on line and are having difficulty, we will tack on an extra half hour or more.
People will, of course, abuse the system. They will be playing games on Facebook, then realize their time is almost up and come back to tell us they are filling job applications and need more time. We will give them a half hour and then check on them....and if they are playing farmville, they lose their priviliges for the day.
If you want another two hours, or if you don't have a library card, you have to pay two dollars for a guest pass which will give you an additional two hours.
I just got screamed at by a woman who a ) admits she was already in this morning and b) used up all her time but contends that c) she should get two hours free because she was d) in the f***ing emergency room and don't have time for this s**t."
She paid two dollars but couldn't understand the difference between "guest" and "patron" and started screaming at me because her pass wouldn't work. I walked over and showed her where it said "guest" and typed the whole number in. Next thing I know she's torn her guest pass up because I embarrassed her or something. It's not stopping her from staying on the computer, of course (and I am looking up her guest # now because I KNOW she will try to play some other angle in another two hours.)