Computer Rules and Guidelines
You must have your own library card with you to use the computer. Your account should be below $5.00.
You are limited to three 1-hour computer sessions per day.
Printing costs $.15 for black and white or $.30 for color. Your first $.30 of printing each day is free. Guests do not get free printing.
To print more than your free pages, you must add money to your print account. Please take your library card to a staff desk.
If you leave your computer inactive for 5 minutes, your session will automatically end.
If you need to leave your computer, you need to "hide my screen" on your computer. This will keep your computer session active and will prevent other people from getting on the computer during your session. To do this, click the drop menu by the timer, click on "hide my screen", and enter a password of your choosing. Your session time will continue to count down, even when the computer is locked.
Items saved to the computer cannot be retrieved once your session ends. If you need to save an item, you should save it to a flash drive or burn a CD.
Please take all cell phone calls away from the computer area and silence the tones on your phone while in this area.
• The Library makes the Internet accessible in accordance with its mission of providing access to information and resources to meet the needs of its constituency.
• The Library is CIPA compliant and has blocking software on all Internet terminals. The blocking software, or filter, is not a perfect system and due to its technological limitations may allow sites that could be harmful to minors and may block access to constitutionally protected material on the Internet. The Library may allow access to blocked sites for adult patrons 18 and over upon request. Information on the Internet may be reliable and current, or it may be inaccurate, out-of-date, or unavailable. The Internet contains material that is controversial and inappropriate for children. Library users access the Internet at their own discretion.
• Parents/legal guardians assume responsibility for anything their children may access on the Internet. The Library is not responsible if children violate Library and parental rules. The Library's computers are not under constant employee supervision.
• Use of the Library computers and the Internet for any purpose that violates federal, state or local laws is prohibited, including:
◦ Accessing obscenity and or child pornography
◦ Propagation of computer worms and viruses
◦ Attempting to breach the Library network and other networks via the Internet
◦ Transfer or use of copyrighted materials without explicit consent from the owner
• Attempting to modify or delete software and data, or installing other software onto the Library computers is not permitted, and will be subject to a revoking of privileges.
Use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right, and violation of the Internet Use Policy will result in a cancellation of this privilege.