Internet Acceptable Use Policy for Patrons

Internet users are reminded that:

  1. Public library computer terminals are neither private nor secure.
  2. Not all sources on the internet provide accurate, complete, or current information.
  3. Users are responsible for any charges they incur from their use of the internet.
  4. Users should exercise caution about revealing any personal information over the internet.
  5. Illegal downloading of music or videos is not permitted.
  6. The best and safest policy when you receive an email message from a person or entity unknown to you or from an unfamiliar email address is to delete it before opening or reading it.

Rules of Conduct for Use of Library Computers

Computers will not be used for illegal activity or used to access illegal materials, or materials which by local community standards would be obscene.

Transmitting or receiving obscene materials or pornography is not permitted under any circumstances. Violators will lose their internet access privileges.

Users will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to restricted files or networks or to damage or modify computer equipment or software.

Prompt payment is required for printing.

Users must end their session when asked to do so by authorized library staff. Users will not shut down or restart computers. If a user needs to restart, they should ask a library staff member for help.

Users will respect the privacy of other users and refrain from viewing computer monitors being used by others, as well as refrain from comment on what others are viewing.

Misuse of library computers may result in the loss of computer privileges and possible prosecution.  Misuse includes, but is not limited to: illegal activities, damaging or attempting to damage computer equipment or software, interfering with systems operations or security, gaining unauthorized access to another person’s files, sending harassing messages, altering computer settings, accessing obscene materials, and violating copyright laws and software licensing agreements.