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Internet/ Computer Acceptable Use Policy

The Charles Ralph Holland Memorial Library wishes to provide equitable computer access to all citizens. Please observe the following computer policy.

By using the computers at this library, you agree to the following:

  1. Please sign in at the front desk with your library card number or by picture ID. Note the time you get on and the ID number of the computer to be used. We need to keep track of how many people use the computers for statistical purposes only.
  2. If no computers are available, please see the staff.
  3. Computer use is limited to one (1) hour per day when there are people waiting.
  4. Black & White pages printed cost 20¢ per page, Color copies are 50¢ a page. You are responsible for paying for ALL pages printed so be sure that you are only printing what you need. If you need assistance, please ask one of the staff before printing.
  5. Please cooperate with the staff. There may be times when computers will be unavailable for public use when software updates and/or maintenance needs to be performed. Remember these are done for your benefit so please be understanding.
  6. Do not download and/or install software or other files to the computer hard drive. You may instead save files to a flash drive. Patrons accept all legal responsibility for any material they choose to save their device.
  7. Do not access pornographic or obscene materials. Doing so may lead to a loss of library privileges.
  8. The library is required to use an internet filters by federal law. A filter can only be turned off at the request of and for the use of an adult (17 years or older), but the adult then assumes personal responsibility for not accessing inappropriate material.
  9. The purpose of an internet filter is to prevent minors (persons under the age of 17) from accessing inappropriate or harmful material on the Internet.
  10. Children under the age 9 must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or older) to use the computers. For children 10 years old and over, library staff will not restrict the use of the computers or internet based on age. The library staff cannot monitor the appropriateness of online information accessed. While the computers do have internet filters, parents should be aware that no software is perfect, and parents maintain the responsibility of monitoring the appropriateness of online information accessed by your child(ren). It should also be understood that there should be no unauthorized access, including “hacking” and other unlawful activities by minors online.
  11. All internet users should be cautious about giving any personal information out by the internet, especially when using electronic mail (email), chat rooms, and other forms of direct electronic communications. If you are unfamiliar with whom you are corresponding with or if the information can be accessed by anyone else, do not give out personal information online. Furthermore, the unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal information regarding minors is prohibited.
  12. Computers will be shut down no later than 15 minutes before closing each day. They may be shut down unexpectedly due to storms.
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