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Terryville Public Library

Internet Computer Use Policy

The Terryville Public Library has Internet accessible  for public use. Use of the computers is subject to the conditions below, and is open and free of charge to all Plymouth residents and out of town residents with valid public library cards.

1. The Internet is a global, unregulated information network. The library is not responsible for the accuracy, content, completeness, or type of information found on the Internet.

2. The library can not control or monitor the information found on the Internet.

3. Users need to be aware that there is no expectation of privacy on computers in a public area shared by patrons of all ages.

4. The following procedures will govern the use of the library's public-access computers.

  • The library reserves the right to ask users to present a valid hometown public library card. Children unaccompanied by a parent or guardian will be asked to present their library card with a valid permission slip sticker.

  • Persons under 18 years old must have a parent or guardian complete the library's permission  form to obtain a permission sticker for their library card. Parents or guardians are solely responsible for the supervision of  their child's access.

  • User must have basic computer skills. The library staff's ability to assist with basic computer functions or with Internet access is limited by the need to serve other patrons.

  • Users will be required to sign in each time they use the library's Internet computers.

  • A one (1) hour time limit will be observed if there are people waiting to use the computers. Game playing will not be considered a primary use and players will be asked to move at any time.

  • One (1) person per computer. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis for no more than two (2) people working together on a project. The staff will make the judgment.

  • Computers in the children's room are reserved for children under the age of 12. A parent with small children may use the computers in the children's room while the children play.

  • Downloading or saving files to the hard drive is not permitted but files may be saved on a floppy drive or thumb drive. Do not install additional software.

  • Printed copies are permitted at a cost of 15 cents per page for black and white prints and .25 cents per page for color prints. Be aware that you will be responsible if a web site prints multiple pages. Use "Print Preview" to review what pages will be printed.

  • Computer use may be monitored at any time. Misuse of computers or the Internet will result  in loss of privilege.

  • Disruptive behavior or excessive noise while using the computers is considered a misuse.

  • Patrons viewing highly offensive or inappropriate content will be removed from the computer.

  • No library computer or the wireless network will be used for illegal or criminal purposes including copyright infringement. Illegal acts involving library resources may be subject to prosecution by local, state or federal officials.

  • Wireless access is available and subject to this policy and the Wireless Internet Access Policy.

Approved 6/20/07

INTERNET PERMISSION FORM

Terryville Public Library

Wireless Internet Use Policy

 The Terryville Public Library offers free wireless Internet access to patrons with wireless-enabled laptop computers or handheld devices. All users are required to log on using their valid Connecticut library card barcode. By accessing the Internet in this way, the patron has agreed to abide by the library’s Internet Computer Use Policy.

Library staff can not provide the wireless card, configure or troubleshoot your equipment. Staff will verify that the wireless connection is functioning.

 Wireless access is available on the upper level of the library and much of the lower level.

 If audio files are accessed, the use of patron supplied headphones is required.

Printing is not available.

The wireless network is not secure. It is the patron’s responsibility to protect their wireless equipment through the use of the latest anti-virus protection, spyware, and other standard security measures.  It is highly recommended that file sharing be turned off, and that credit card information, passwords or other sensitive personal information not be transmitted while using the wireless network.

The library assumes no responsibility for damage caused to your laptop or handheld device from configuration changes, power surges, viruses or software downloaded while accessing the wireless network.

 Equipment should never be left unattended in the library. The library assumes no responsibility for physical damage, loss or theft of equipment or files.

Approved by Board of Directors 2/28/07

 

 

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