LIBRARY INTERNET ACCESS POLICY
Library computing resources are to be used to advance the library’s mission in providing information in all formats to our patrons.
Computing resources may only be used for legal purposes by both public and staff. The following activities are prohibited:
- Attempting to bypass the security of the computers or local area network of the library
- Viewing obscenity or child pornography
- Unauthorized copying of copyright-protected material
- Accessing unauthorized files or software
- Propagation of computer viruses
- Theft, vandalism, or reconfiguration of workstations, software, or printers
- In addition, specific games or websites may be prohibited
Since no data can be saved on the public computers, patrons need to save their data on a USB drive.
Library staff cannot provide in-depth training concerning Internet computer matters or personal computer use. Staff may, however, be able to offer searching
suggestions and answer questions. Because of library scheduling, internet-trained staff may not always be available or have time to help you, but every effort will be made to assist the patron.
Library staff may limit time on the computer as they deem necessary.
The library cannot censor access to material or protect users from offensive information. Parents of minor children must assume responsibility for their children’s use of the Internet through the library’s connection.
The library is not responsible for any loss of data, damage, or liability that may occur from a patron’s use of a library computer.
Misuse of the computer or not following the conditions of this policy may result in your loss of computer use.