RULES FOR COMPUTER USE

RULES FOR COMPUTER USE

You may not use Library computers to perform illegal activities. Illegal use may result in loss of library privileges and/or legal action.

ACCESS:

All Internet resources accessible through the Library are offered equally to all Library users. You must be younger than 13 to use the computers in the childrens area. It is the right and 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.

SIGNING IN:
You MUST sign in, using either your library card number or, if you do not have a library card, with the guest pass number issued by the staff. By signing up for computer time, you are stipulating your agreement to abide by our policies.  PERSONS FOUND USING SOMEONE ELSE’S LIBRARY CARD NUMBER WILL HAVE THEIR COMPUTER PRIVILEGES SUSPENDED FOR ONE WEEK. In addition, the card number they were using will also be suspended pending an investigation of its use.

TIME LIMITS:
Computer use is limited to 90 minutes per day. If someone is waiting to use the computer, the person who has been on for the longest amount of time will be given a warning and logged off.

The staff may, at its discretion, limit computer use with respect to the number of sessions and the number of persons using the computer.

Failure to abide by any of the regulations governing computer use may result in the immediate suspension of your computer privileges.

PRINTING:
Printing is allowed as long as it can be accomplished within your time slot. Printing must be paid for at the desk BEFORE you will be able to print. For students working on school assignments, the first five sheets of paper are free. Additional sheets will be $.20 each for black and white and $.25 each page for color copies. If you wish to provide your own paper, copies will be $.10 each to cover the cost of ink cartridges and you MUST let the staff know you want to use your own paper BEFORE you print.

ASSISTANCE:
Library users are free to browse the Internet. Staff will be glad to help you get started or to answer questions, but may not be able to offer in-depth training or assistance due to time constraints.

CAUTION:
Your privacy is not guaranteed when using the Internet. You must evaluate the source of any information you find for accuracy.