The “Communications (Retention
of Data) Bill 2009” was signed into law by the President on
the 26th January 2011, being renamed the "Communications (Retention
of Data) Act 2011”.
Following the enactment of this law it is a requirement
of the use of this service that the following information be recorded
(and stored securely for two years) for each user:
the person’s full name;
the person’s full address OR their library barcode number
- these details need to be verified by production of a library card
or proof of address;
the date on which they have used the service;
the number of the PC that they have used;
the time they began using that PC;
the websites visited.
- Access to the Internet is available by contacting
the library desk.
- Members of the library must present their library
card at the desk to use the Internet
- In those branch libraries where an automated PC Reservation
system is in place, members of the library may proceed directly to a
vacant PC and log on using their library card details and following
the instructions on the PC monitor. Automated PC Reservation is currently
available in De Valera Public Library, Ennis; Seán Lemass Public
Library, Shannon; Kilrush Public Library; Ennistymon Public Library,
Scariff Public Library & Sweeney Memorial Library, Kilkee. It is
essential to log out of each session when finished in a PC Reservation
- In those libraries where the Libki system is installed,
members of the library should approach the library desk and request
to be registered on the Libki system. Once they are registered they
may then proceed directly to a vacant PC and log on using their library
card details and following the instructions on the PC monitor. It is
essential to log out of the session once you have finished. Non-members
must present valid ID at the library desk where they will be issued
with a temporary guest pass to use on the Libki system. Use of the Libki
system is limited to one hour per user per day. This hour may be used
in a number of sessions throughout the day. Libki is installed in our
branch libraries in Corofin, Tulla, Miltown Malbay, Lisdoonvarna, Killaloe,
Sixmilebridge, Newmarket on Fergus, Kildysart and Kilmihil.
Non-members must present valid
ID - they may not pre-book a session but may go on standby for an
Members of the children's library
are welcome to use the Internet when accompanied by a parent, guardian
- There is a limit of one session per day per user.
Double sessions may be booked between 10am and 1pm in De Valera Public
Library, Ennis, and Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon. All
such double sessions must finish by 1pm.
Each session may last for a maximum
of 60 minutes.
- Only current members of Clare County Library may pre-book
to use the Internet.
Bookings not taken up within 10
minutes will be forfeited and that session will be made available
to persons on standby.
Bookings may only be made one day
Bookings may only be made for one
period per day.
Bookings are not transferable to
- OpenOffice is now installed on all public access Internet
PCs. See instructions beside each PC in each branch library.