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Computer and Internet Policy

Computer and Internet Use Policy
(Amended 2/10/2009), (02/11/2013)
Due to the changing needs of the community, the Hustisford Community Library will offer access to the Internet and other electronic resources. The purpose of providing this service is the wealth of information that is now available in electronic format. This allows the library to vastly expand its resources and help satisfy the educational, informational, and recreational development of everyone in the community.
The use of the computer for Internet access and use of electronic resources is considered a privilege. All users will be expected to behave themselves in a responsible, ethical manner that should be consistent with the educational, informational, and recreational purposes for which these services are provided. Violators will lose their library privileges.
Rules to be adhered to:
1. All users will be required to have a SHARE Library card in good standing.
2. Users will be limited to 1 hour per day unless no one is waiting for the computers. The librarian on duty can waive the 1-hour policy. Booking will be allowed 2 days in advance.
3. The workstation will be used in an ethical, responsible manner, and not for unauthorized, illegal or unethical purposes.
4. Attempts to modify or gain access to files, passwords or data belonging to others are forbidden.
5. Attempt to access computer systems, damage or alter software or components of any network or database are prohibited.
6. Sending, receiving, or displaying graphics or text that violate either current state or federal obscenity laws or offend library staff or patrons will be forbidden.
7. Individuals will be allowed to use the free e-mail services available.
8. The staff may restrict the number of persons at the computer at any time.
9. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while using the workstation.
10. 10. Since printing is an on-going expense incurred by the library, patrons who print images or text from the Internet will be charged a fee.
11. If time and job responsibilities allow, the library staff may demonstrate basic use of the Internet and the other electronic resources. Technical support will not be provided.
The Hustisford Community Library assumes no responsibility for the use the Internet. Just as libraries do not vouch for or endorse the viewpoint of written materials in the collection, they do not do so for electronic information. It is the responsibility of the user, or their parent/guardian to determine what is appropriate.