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Computer and Internet Policy

Library policy on computer and internet usage.

Library's Computers

Computers

Adopted 1-4-2018


•    Use is free
•    Patrons must sign and abide by the internet use policy posted on the wall by the computer room
•    Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
•    Usage time is limited to 30 minutes.
•    Usage time for student homework is 60 minutes.
•    Reservations for computer use may be made by phone or in person at the library.  
•    The reservation can be cancelled if the patron is not present at the reserved time and others are waiting to use the computers.
•    Only one person at a time may use the computer.
•    Library staff has the right to terminate a patron’s use of the computer for any misuse or disruptive behavior.
•    Patrons will be responsible for repair costs due to reckless damage.
•    Patrons must bring their own flash drive or disks for personal projects.  
•    The library is not responsible for damage to personal materials.
     
Internet and Wireless Use Policy
The Curtis Memorial Library is providing access to the Internet as a means to enhance the information and learning opportunities for the citizens of the library’s service area.  The Board of Directors has established the Internet Use Policy to ensure appropriate and effective use of this resource.

Access to the Internet is available to all patrons; however, this service maybe restricted at any time for use not consistent with the guidelines.   All users must sign the log-in chart prior to beginning their session.

Expectations
Users should be aware that the inappropriate use of electronic information resources can be a violation of local, state and federal laws and can lead to prosecution.  The user will be held responsible for his/her actions using the internet.  Users are expected to abide by the policies below which include generally accepted rules of network etiquette.  Unacceptable uses of the service will result in suspension or revocation of Internet use privileges.

First violation, One month suspension Second violation, Three month suspension, Third violation, Lifetime suspension.

Warnings
The internet is a decentralized, unmoderated global network; the Curtis Memorial Library has no control over the content found there.  The library will not censor access to material nor protect users from offensive information, and it is not responsible for the availability and accuracy found on the Internet.

The library cannot assure that data or files downloaded by users are virus-free.  The library is not responsible for damages to equipment or data on a user’s personal computer from the use of data downloaded from the library’s Internet service.

The use of the Internet and e-mail is not guaranteed to be private. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities will be reported to the proper authorities.

Guidelines
•    Users may use the Internet for research and the acquisition of information to address their educational, vocational, cultural and recreational needs.
•    Users may use the Internet for the receipt and transmission of electronic mail (e-mail) as long as they use a free e-mail service which will establish and maintain an account for them; the library is unable to manage e-mail accounts for any organization or individuals.
•    Internet use is offered in thirty (30) minute sessions on a first-come, first-served basis; each user is allowed one session – if there is no patron waiting for the service at the end of a session, the user may have a second session, but once having had the service for 30 minutes the user must abandon use of the Internet if another patron requests use of the service.
•    Users will respect and uphold copyright laws and all other applicable laws and regulations; they will not use it for illegal purposes.
•    Users will respect the rights and privacy of others by not accessing private files.
•    Users agree not to incur any costs for the library through their use of the Internet service.
•    Users shall not create and/or distribute viruses over the internet.
•    Users shall not deliberately or willfully cause damage to computer equipment, programs or parameters.

Wireless Internet
The library’s Internet connection and wireless service may be used only for lawful purposes. Transmission of any material in violation of any U.S. or state regulation is prohibited. This includes, but not limited to, copyrighted material and threatening or obscene material. Internet users agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Curtis Memorial Public Library from any claims resulting from their use of the service, which damaged the user or another party. The library cannot accept liability for any risk taken by the patron who chooses to connect their own device to the library’s wireless service.



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