Open Computer Access


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What is Bean and Gone?

The coffee's hot and the Internet awaits: Bean and Gone provides accessible computer access in a modern setting within our IL Lounge.

Participants are welcome to come in and access our computers and internet connection during the following times:

Mondays from 1pm - 3pm ~ Fridays from 9am - 11am

During these scheduled times - ILRC staff will be available if you require basic assistance with accessing the internet and basic software.  Outside of these times, participants are welcome to set up an appointment to use our computers, but staff will not be available to assist you. 

If you have your own wireless device - bring it with you!  ILRC staff can provide you with our free wifi access.


Computer Access Policy

Your ILRC maintains computers that can be accessed by our participants in hopes that we provide an enriching experience for those with limited or no access to this type of resource.  Access to this resource promotes education, literacy, recreation and contributes to the economic growth of Thunder Bay.

The ILRC does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed through the Internet, and cannot be held responsible for its content. Not all Internet sources provide accurate, complete, age appropriate or current information. It is the user’s responsibility to question the validity of any information.

The ILRC provides access to adults who make their own choices. Some may find material on the Internet objectionable. As with any resource, parents and/or caregivers are expected to provide guidance in its use to any adult that attends the ILRC. Any restriction of a person's access to the Internet is the responsibility of the parent / legal guardian - not the ILRC or its Staff.

The ILRC recognizes the concerns that parents / caregivers have about potential harm to their children when they are exposed to pornographic, criminal, or hate material on the Internet. In order to address these concerns, we have taken the following steps:

No person under the age of 16 may access our computers.

Responsible Use of ILRC Computers:

All users of ILRC Computers and Internet are expected to use these resources in a responsible manner which includes:

  • using resources for educational, recreational and informational purposes and not for unauthorized, illegal or unethical purposes
  • respecting the privacy of others using our computers and not interfering with their use
  • making only authorized copies of copyrighted or licensed software or data of any type (music, movies, photos, graphics, etc.)
  • respecting time limits for using the computers if there are others waiting
  • you agree to take responsibility for all financial transactions you perform on the Internet (eg.) on-line banking, shopping, etc.

The ILRC assumes no responsibility for lost data or financial transactions which may occur during system down times, scheduled or unscheduled.

Violation of the acceptable use policy is defined as Internet abuse, and can include the following:

  • using the Internet to access, display, download, upload, forward or e-mail material with pornographic (as defined by the Criminal Code of Canada - Section 163), criminal, or hate literature content
  • subverting or attempting to subvert any security devices in either software or hardware format which the ILRC has installed on its Internet workstations
  • installing or attempting to install viruses or other programs designed to damage or alter software on the workstations, the LAN (Local Area Network) or the Internet, or seeking unauthorized access to any computer system
  • using email to send unsolicited commercial material, spamming or mail bomb
  • misrepresenting oneself as another user
  • attempting to modify workstations in any manner or attempting to gain access to files, passwords or data belonging to others
  • attempting to modify, vandalize or steal ILRC property

Violations including, but not limited to, the above may result in the following:

  • the ILRC reserves the right to request that patrons discontinue use of the Internet
  • patrons in violation of the ILRC's Internet use policies will have their Internet privileges revoked or may be asked to leave the Centre
  • participants using the ILRC's Internet service or workstations for illegal purposes will be subject to prosecution