Use of the Library’s Internet implies the reading of, and agreement with, all rules and policies (below)
NOTE ON PRINTING
Library computers are not private or secure.
To address the issue of unauthorized access, including so-called “hacking,” and other unlawful activities by minors or other users online, minors and all other Library users are hereby advised that use of the Library’s computers for hacking or any other unlawful activity is strictly prohibited.
Use of the Library Computers
Use of the computer workstation shall constitute agreement by the user to:
Access by Minors
Parents or legal guardians must assume responsibility for deciding which library resources are appropriate for their own children. Parents or legal guardians should guide their children in use of the Internet and inform them about materials they should not use or that the parents may consider to be harmful to minors. While the Library affirms and acknowledges the rights and responsibilities of parents and guardians to monitor and determine their children’s access to Library materials and resources, including those available through the Internet, the Library has taken certain measures designed to assist in the safe and effective use of these resources by all minors.
To address the issue of access by minors to inappropriate material on the Internet, including material that is harmful to minors, the Library has developed a set of links to sites and search engines appropriate for minors. This does not mean that minors must use these particular links.
To address the issue of the safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms and other forms of direct electronic communications, as well as the unauthorized disclosure, use and dissemination of personal identification information regarding minors, the library will post a set of general guidelines for Internet safety near each of the computers. These guidelines warn minors to never give out identifying information such as home address, school name, or telephone number. Minors should let parents or guardians decide whether personal information such as age, marital status, or financial information should be revealed. They should never arrange a face-to-face meeting with someone via the computer without parents’ or guardians’ approval. They should never respond to messages that are suggestive, obscene, threatening, or make one uncomfortable. Minors should have parents or guardians report an incident to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 if one becomes aware of the transmission of child pornography.
All users, including minors, should keep in mind that people online may not be who they say they are and that everything one reads may not be true.
Library staff is available to assist patrons in the use of computers, but may not be familiar with every application or website that patrons may be trying to use. Therefore, although we will attempt to help out, the library is unable to provide complete technical support.