General Rules Governing Library Internet Computer Usage 

Black & White:        10˘ per copy 
Color:                     $1.00  per copy

Illegal acts involving library computing resources may be subject to prosecution by local, state or federal authorities.

Use of library computers is a privilege - not a right - and inappropriate use will result in a suspension of privileges until further notice.

Examples of such inappropriate actions leading to suspension include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Changing any of any pre-set computer settings.

  2. Unauthorized tampering with the computer software or hardware.

  3. Violation of software license agreements and copyright laws.

  4. Violation of another user’s privacy.

  5. Loud and unruly behavior and/or using offensive language.

The Library staff reserves the right not to print or assist patrons with any subject matter that violates another user’s and/or staff’s right not to be offended verbally, sexually or be exposed to obscenity. 

Internet Policy for the Public

The staff of the Library maintains a homepage with recommended links in order to facilitate use of the Internet. Users should recognize that the Library is not responsible for changes to the content of linked sites, or for the content of sources accessed through subsequent links.

Since the Library computers on which the public can access the Internet are located in public areas which are shared by users of all ages, backgrounds and sensibilities, individuals are asked to consider this when accessing potentially controversial information and images. Library staff reserves the right to ask individuals to discontinue the display of information and images which may cause a disruption.

Internet Access

The Library upholds and affirms the right of each individual to have access to constitutionally protected material. The Library also affirms the right and responsibility of parents to determine and monitor their own children's use of library materials and resources.

Conditions and Terms of Use of Library Computers

  1. Library computers will not be used for illegal activity, to access illegal materials, or to access materials, which by local community standards would be obscene.

  2. Installation, downloading, or modification of software is prohibited.

  3. Users will respect copyright laws and licensing agreements.

  4. Users will not make any attempt to gain unauthorized access to restricted files or networks, or to damage or modify computer equipment or software.

  5. Users will respect the privacy of other users, and will refrain from attempting to view or read material being used by others.

  6. By mutual agreement, two persons may share one access session as long as their behavior or conversation does not disturb other users or Library staff.

  7. Library computers may not be used for spamming.

  8. Fees for the use of Library computers, if any, will be determined by the Board of Trustees.

The Library reserves the right to apply restrictions as outlined in Library procedures.

Internet Privacy

The Library avoids collecting or maintaining records that could compromise the privacy of patrons. Nevertheless, Internet users must also exercise caution when using the internet to avoid unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal identification information. Parents must caution their minor children that personal personal facts are not to be shared on the Internet.

Internet Disclaimer

When you use the Internet, you access a world of resources and organizations far beyond the confines of the Markham Public Library. Our home page offers a selection of Internet sites which we think you'll find informative and useful. However, we cannot take responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of Internet sources not created by the Library. As a user, you should be aware that some material on the Internet may be considered offensive, controversial, or inappropriate for children. Parents or legal guardians are responsible for monitoring the Internet use of children under 18.

Laptops can be checked out from the circulation desk to Markham or Posen residents
18 years or older with
a valid Markham Public Library Card and a valid Driver's License or State ID.


Your Library Card must be free of fines and bills.

Laptops can be checked out for a maximum of two (2) hours.

Laptops cannot be renewed and an overdue fee of $2.00 per 10 minutes if not returned will be charged.

Laptops are NOT permitted for use outside of the library building. 

Laptops are fully charged, however, a charger is attached and is strongly RECOMMENDED to be used.
Power outlets are available in our WiFi Cafe area and other areas throughout the library.

Laptops are the sole responsibility of the person that checked out the laptop, this includes inappropri­ate use and is not limited to damages/breakage in any way, ex. dropping , unauthorized  tampering,  etc.
The cost of the laptop and/or damages
will be charged to the patron.

Laptops can connect to the internet via our wireless network 

Files saved on laptops will automatically be erased when the computer shuts down. To save documents, use an external storage device like a USB flash drive.

To print from the laptops, use the wireless printing option on the Markham Public Library website:

If you experience problems with the laptop please notify staff immediately.

Patrons must at least 18 years of age to check out AV materials

NON-FICTION ~  No more than 3 items per subject with a limit of 6 items total can be checked
out at one time for 14 days with a total of 2 renewals.

ADULT FICTION ~  Only 6 items can be checked out at one time for 14 days with a total of 2 renewals.

NEW FICTION ~  Only 3 items can be checked out at one time for 7 days with no renewals.

DVD ~ Only 3 items can be checked out at one time for 7 days with no renewals.

CD ~ Only 3 items can be checked out at one time for 7 days with no renewals.

AUDIO BOOKS ~ Only 3 items can be checked out at one time for 14 days with a total of 2 renewals.

New AUDIO BOOKS ~ Only 3 items can be checked out at one time for 7 days.

PAPERBACKS ~ A total of 25 can be checked out at one time for 14 days with a total of 2 renewals.


Audio Books
New Fiction & Non-Fiction
New Audio Books
$2.00 PER DAY

The Markham Public Library encourages all residents of Markham and the village of Posen to apply for and have a library card.

Applicants must be age 16 years or older to apply. Library cards are issued to children 6 years of age with a signed consent of parent or guardian.

Applicants also must possess 2 forms of identification, one being a picture ID.



Voter's Registration Card
Current Utility Bill
Driver's License or State ID with current address

Lost or replacement cards are $2.00.


The Markham Public Library values diverse backgrounds of people and we strive to create an open atmosphere of trust, honesty and respect. We are committed to providing equal opportunity, based on individual qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status or other similarly protected status. It is our policy to comply with all applicable laws governing employment practices and not to discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria.

Resumes can be submitted via or in person.

No telephone inquiries please.


We are located at the corner of 167th and Kedzie Avenue.

16640 Kedzie Avenue.
 Markham, Illinois 60428




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