Internet Use Policy

 
Albertville Public Library
Computer Workstation
Acceptable Use Agreement
 
Patrons must sign in to use a computer and agree to comply with all rules outlined herein. These computers may be used by anyone age eighteen (18) and up who presents a current, valid library card or by anyone from out of town who presents proper identification and signs this acceptable use agreement. The patron signing must be the actual user; you may not use another person's library card.  Young adults ages 13-17 may use computers if a parent or legal guardian signs a permission agreement.  Children under age thirteen may only use computer workstations when accompanied by an adult.  Patrons must return headphones to the circulation desk and sign out when research is completed.
 
There is a one hour time limit on computer workstations per day.  No more than two people may be at each workstation.  Use of the computer workstations and the Internet is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of this privilege.  All users of electronic information resources are expected to use these items in a responsible manner, consistent with the educational and informational purposes for which they are provided.
 
Patrons must not attempt to alter any software or hard drive settings, attempt to breach computer security, or damage the equipment in any way.
 
Internet access:  The Library cannot control or monitor the vast amount of material accessible via the Internet.  It is possible that individuals might access information they personally find offensive or disturbing.  Individual users must accept responsibility for determining the suitability of content for themselves and their children.  Unacceptable use of library resources include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Commercial use (profit making activities)
  • Games
  • Sending or receiving email
  • Violating copyright laws
  • Chat rooms or discussion groups
  • Saving or downloading files from the Internet (NO PERSONAL SOFTWARE i.e. floppy disks, CDs)
  • Displaying graphics that might reasonably be considered objectionable or offensive as these workstations are visible to all library users.  Staff reserves the right  to ask anyone to EXIT IMMEDIATELY from such above mentioned sites.

 

INTERNET ACCESS AT ALBERTVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY IS NOT PROVIDED FOR RECREATIONAL OR COMMERCIAL USE.
 
Sources on the Internet may not always provide accurate, complete, or current information.  As with any material provided by the Library, the user must take responsibility in questioning the validity of the information.
 
ALL COPIES ARE 20 CENTS, AND MUST BE PAID AT THE CIRCULATION DESK.
 
LIBRARY STAFF IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR PERSONAL INSTRUCTION.  THEY WILL ASSIST IN LOGGING ON, BUT RESEARCH IS LEFT UP TO THE PATRON.
 
The Director and Library Board have the right to change or add to policy as need arises.
 
Adopted March 9, 1998 by the Albertville Public Library Board.  
 

 

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