What can I do with this service?
KPL will provide access to a “Virtual Meeting Room” via the Zoom Video Conferencing service for up to 4 hours. Inside the room, you can video chat, text chat, share screens, give a lecture, etc with up to 250 people. The meeting will automatically start 5 minutes before the scheduled start time. Zoom boasts some of the easiest-to-use implementations of this technology that we have found. Examples might be a business meeting, an event with a speaker w/ slides, a class, or a social gathering with friends or loved ones. If you would like to work with a KPL staff member to review Zoom's features, please fill out a Tech Appointment request.
Who is eligible to reserve a room?
Reservations in the conference rooms are not limited to residents of Kenosha County; residents of communities outside of Kenosha County are welcome to make room reservations.
What types of activities can I do in the meeting?
Library facilities and spaces may be used for non-commercial purposes only. The public may not use meeting rooms for the sale, advertising, or promotion of products or services by commercial or for-profit groups and businesses.
What technology do I need?
If you can use the internet to connect, Zoom has clients for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, iOS, Android, and ChromeOS. A device with a web camera is always helpful, but if you have none of these things, a regular telephone will also work for audio (long distance charges may apply). For more information, see Zoom’s System Requirement page.
How many Zooms can I reserve?
To start, you may reserve up to 2 meetings, that can last up to 4 hours, per month, per person/group/organization. Reservations can be make up to 6 weeks in advance.
Is Zoom Secure?
As millions flock to Zoom (and other services), privacy and security is rightfully a big concern as is true with any popular technology. The Is Zoom Secure page has some tips to help keep you secure while using the service.