Internet/Personal Computer Policy
The North Liberty Community Library (NLCL) has no control of the Internet and its
resources, and assumes no responsibility for the quality, accuracy or currency of any Internet resource. A good information consumer should question the validity of information found on the Internet.
RESPONSIBLITIES OF USERS:
§ Internet resources and computer access through the library are provided equally to ALL NLCL Users. Please check in at the circulation desk each time you wish to use a desktop or laptop computer.
have access to the same resources as adults.
As in book selection, it is the library’s policy that parents or legal
guardians, not library
§ Parents are encouraged to read CHILD SAFETY ON THE INFORMATION HIGHWAY, which was jointly produced by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Interactive Services Association.
§ Users may not incur any costs to the North Liberty Community Library through access to fee-for-service information providers, shopping online or any other Internet use.
§ Users may not change the configuration of software or hardware on the Internet computers.
§ Please see Operational Policy for directions on laptop computer use.
§ The NLCL is not responsible for damage incurred to a patron’s personal storage devices or personal laptops or for any loss of data, damage or liability that may occur from patron use of the library’s Internet services.
§ All library computers are restarted after each individual use. Upon restart, any data saved on the computers is deleted and the computers revert to default library settings.
§ Staff will access the computers for patrons.
we cannot provide in-depth training to each patron,
§ There are also Internet-related books available in the Library.
§ Staff will be happy to schedule training sessions at patron’s request.
PRIORITY OF USE:
§ The computers are available on a first come, first served basis. A patron is encouraged to call ahead to reserve time or see if a computer is available.
§ Computer Use for school, education or business will take priority over recreational use.
§ There is a time limit of 60 continuous minute per day on the Internet. The Express Stations will have a time limit of 15 minutes. Word processing and taking of tests may be used longer if necessary. It may be used up to 15 minutes before closing time. Word processing may be used for longer periods if necessary. The Express Stations will have a time limit of 15 minutes.
§ If a user leaves the computer before their allotted 60 minutes are up they will not be able to get on a computer again that day.
§ The Career Station Computer will have a two (2) hour limit. We will try to allow the user as much time as needed at this computer.
§ Please be conscientious of others waiting to use the computer.
must sign in with
§ The computers are located in a public area. Given the public setting, patrons are asked to respect the sensibilities of others.
§ Staff reserves the right to end a session if inappropriate material displays on the screen. Public Access stations and Internet may ONLY be used for legal purposes.
§ The Library does not offer e-mail accounts. Internet Relay, Chat and other protocols not supported by the browsers are NOT available.
§ Staff will assist patrons in setting up a private e-mail account upon request.
§ The printer is available for patron use at $.10/printed page.
§ Printing is not available at the Express Stations scanner or with the laptop computers.
ISSUES OF SERIOUS CONCERN:
§ Violations of the Internet/Computer Policy will result in the suspension or loss of Internet/Computer privileges and may lead to financial responsibility.
acts involving Library computers may also be subject to prosecution by local,
state or federal authorities. It is
WIRELESS ACCESS AT THE LIBRARY:
Internet/Personal Computer Use Policy applies to all computer use in the
§ Unfiltered, wireless Internet access is provided free of charge to anyone using their personal laptop computer or device equipped with functioning wireless or wired network connection.
§ Printing is not available on the wireless network.
do not need to be a
§ Wireless Internet Access may not be used may not be used for illegal purposes.
Reviewed and revised: June 2012