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Springvale Public Library Internet Policy

 

            The Springvale Public Library is dedicated to providing free and equal access to information through technology, as this service is fundamental to supporting continuous, lifelong learning for people of all ages.  The Springvale Public Library does not monitor, evaluate, select, or censor the information available on-line. Users should exercise good judgment in accessing sites as they are not always accurate or secure, and users may find sites that are disturbing, offensive or illegal.  Springvale Public Library’s electronic resources are all in a public area and may be used only for purposes that are legal and consistent with the Library’s mission. 

Therefore, users may not:

  • View, display, print, distribute, or receive images, text or graphics of sexually explicit materials, child pornography or material that might be deemed “harmful to minors” as defined by law
  • Libel, harass or slander other users
  • Commit fraud
  • Solicit minors
  • Hack or spam
  • Engage in illegal activities
  • Harass other library patrons, computer users or staff, or make unauthorized use of files, data, passwords or accounts of others
  • Eat or drink at workstations

Computer use:

  • Patrons must sign in at the desk to secure a time slot
  • Time limit:  ½ hour per person per day, which may be extended to 1 hour if no one is waiting. (2 computers are designated for 3-hour use)
  • No more than 2 persons per computer
  • Parents are responsible for establishing and enforcing family computer use guidelines for their minor children.  Copies of guidelines for child safety on the Internet are available at the Children’s Room desk.  Adults must accompany young children when they use the workstations. Children 13 and under must use the Children’s Room computers.

Printing charges:

2 copies free for homework for students through high school

25 cents a copy


Wireless Internet Access at the Springvale Public Library

Wireless internet access is available free of charge to anyone who brings their wireless enabled laptop, Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), or other wireless device to the library.  Patrons may borrow the library’s laptop for use in the library by leaving a driver’s license or state ID at the main desk.

Security

Use of the wireless connection is entirely at the risk of the user and the library disclaims all and any liability for loss of confidential information or damages of any kind to the user’s equipment.  Virus and security protection are the responsibility of the user.  Due to limited insurance and liability, the staff is unable to assist patrons with personal laptops or PDAs.  Privacy cannot be guaranteed with use of personal electronic equipment in a public area. 

Acceptable Use Policy

Wireless service shall not be used to disrupt the local area network within this library, the wide area network or other users of this wireless service.  You agree to comply with all laws while using this service and you agree not to transmit any materials that would violate any laws, court orders or regulations and/or be offensive to the recipient.  You are responsible for any and all content transmitted through our wireless connection.

Viewing sexually graphic and or explicit materials on private equipment in the library is prohibited.  All above conditions for use of internet access at the library apply also to use of the wireless network.

Library Liability

Springvale Public Library will not be liable to any person or persons for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages of any character that arise from use of this wireless network.  This library regarding the wireless services provided makes no express warranty.  The library disclaims any implied warranty, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 

Failure to comply with these guidelines will result in revocation of computer workstation and wireless access privileges at this library and may also have legal consequences.  Patrons wishing to appeal loss of privileges may contact the Board of Trustees.

 

Approved July 27, 2009

Springvale Public Library Association Board of Trustees

 

 

 

 

 


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