Internet Terms of Use

Free access to the Internet is provided at each of our libraries. However, there is a charge for printing.

 

* Patrons age 12-17 must have a parent or guardian come into the library to sign a permission form to access the Internet.

* Children under 12 must have a parent or guardian present with them at the computer at all times.

* Patrons MUST have a library Card to sign into the computer.

* Patrons initially sign up for a 60 minute session.  Extra time can be granted if no one else is waiting to use a computer.  Total time may not exceed 3 hours in any one day.

* Printing - printing is $.15 per black and white page and color pages are $.50 each

* For your privacy, the library staff does not monitor computer activity of patrons beyond time used. However, library patrons and employees are prohibited from using library equipment for any illegal purpose. Most importantly, patrons must remember that THE LIBRARY IS A PUBLIC PLACE FREQUENTED BY ALL AGES AND THAT PATRONS ARE FORBIDDEN TO USE LIBRARY COMPUTERS TO ACCESS VISUAL DEPICTIONS THAT ARE OBSCENE, PORNOGRAPHIC, OR HARMFUL TO MINORS.

* Loss of Internet and library privileges will result from violation of this policy.

* In order to receive federal e-rate funds, we are required to install filtering software to prevent access to pornography. Other unacceptable uses include, but are not limited to; violation of computer systems security, damaging or altering software components of any network or database, unauthorized use of computer accounts access codes or network identification numbers, violation of software licensing agreements, violation of network usage policies and regulations, violations of another user’s privacy, attempting to modify or gain unauthorized access to library files, passwords or data belonging to others, harassment of other users, libeling or slandering other users, destruction of or damage to equipment, software or data belonging to the library or other users, disruption or unauthorized monitoring of electronic communications, unauthorized copying of copyright material. Illegal acts involving library computing resources may be subject to prosecution by local, state, or federal authorities.

 

Disclaimer: Ultimate responsibility for resolving problems related to the invasion of the user’s privacy or loss of data rests with the user. The library assumes no liability for loss or damage to the user’s data for any damage or injury arising from invasion of the user’s privacy. The library does not share information about patron’s computer usage. However, if presented in a valid court order by law enforcement, we must comply with the court order.

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Adopted by Library Board: Oct 27, 2008

Updated: 11/10/2014

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