GENERAL POLICIES

Your child’s library card presents opportunities for many fascinating, educational and entertaining experiences, and we are pleased that you, as a parent, are encouraging your child to explore them.

The public library provides a wide variety of materials representing many points of view on topics of interest to the community. All libraries contain some materials that some parents find inappropriate for their children.

It is not the library’s policy to decide what ideas your child should be exposed to, therefore, we hope you will continue to participate in the learning process by helping your child select materials and by sharing them at home.

We provide the alternatives. You make the choices.

INTERNET POLICY

The mission of the Sullivan Free Library is to meet the educational, cultural and leisure needs of the community. In keeping with this mission, the Library offers public computer terminals with access to the Internet. All Internet resources accessible through the Library are provided equally to all Library users.

The Internet is a global, unregulated electronic resource that allows the Library to offer a wide range of information and resources. The Library cannot be responsible for the content of Internet sites. Users must evaluate sources of information for accuracy. As with print materials, it is the right, and the responsibility, of parents to monitor their children as they explore this resource. Library staff cannot act as a substitute parent or be responsible for unsupervised children on the Internet terminals.

The Library reserves the right to limit time spent on its computers and terminals and to charge for paper used in printing. The use of the Internet for illegal activities is forbidden and could result in suspension of Library privileges and/or legal actions. All users are required to follow Library’s Rules for Computer Use.

Due to the constantly changing features of the Internet, the Library reserves the right to change this policy without notice.

 

Wireless Internet Access

You will need to bring your own laptop or PDA device to the library, and it will need to have built-in WiFi or you will need to install a WiFi network card (not provided by library).

Most WiFi equipment will be compatible. However, the library makes no guarantees as to compatibility of your equipment with the library’s wireless network, nor as to reliability or security of connections to the network or to the Internet.

We provide wireless coverage for the entire library. However, wireless signal strength may be weaker around some hidden spots and at the library corners.

Printers are not part of the wireless Internet access service in the library. If you need to print, save the file to a jump drive, log in on one of our public computers and send your print job to our printer.

The library’s public wireless network is open to anyone who agrees to abide by the Library’s Internet Access Policy (above). The policy prohibits abusive or illegal activity while using the Internet inside the library. PLEASE READ THIS POLICY DOCUMENT PRIOR TO ACCESSING THE LIBRARY’S WIRELESS NETWORK. You can obtain a copy of the policy on our website or ask at the Information Desk. A library card is not required.

No special encryption settings, user names or passwords are required.

You can search the library catalog by visiting www.midyork.org, click on the Catalog link to access the Library catalog or the Online Databases link, to log on with your library card number to access the online database.

Adopted by the Board of Trustees 10/18/05