Idea Lab Guidelines

  • Two-hour reservations (Four hours for VHS/video conversions) can be made in person or by phone. Extensions in additional one-hour increments are possible if there are no pending reservations.
  • The Idea Lab is open to Naperville Public Library Cardholders, NPL Business Cardholders and students from the following schools/college presenting a student ID: Naperville North High School, Naperville Central High School, Neuqua Valley High School, Waubonsie Valley High School, Metea Valley High School and North Central College.
  • The cardholder is responsible for other users accompanying him or her.
  • The Idea Lab is to be used solely for digital media projects. Those with general computing needs such as Internet access, email, and Microsoft Office should use public computers.
  • The library’s Rules of Conduct applies to those who use the Idea Lab.
  • Patrons should keep noise levels to a minimum and use headphones when possible.
  • All work, file saving, file uploading, etc. must be completed by the end of your reservation. Keep this in mind when managing your allotted time in the Idea Lab.
  • You are responsible for your files and are advised not to leave them on the computer. They are regularly cleared of user content. We do have flash drives and DVDs for sale, as well as external hard drives and SD cards for checkout.
  • People of all ages utilize this space. Please keep this in mind if you leave content on these computers temporarily.
  • Do not use any of the equipment for illegal or unauthorized reproduction of copyrighted materials or content you have no right to reproduce or distribute.