Computer/Internet Use

Computer resources are provided for use by the patrons of Graves-Hume Public Library.  Internet access is also available on selected public terminals.

Graves-Hume Public Library requires that library patrons using electronic information networks such as the Internet do so within the guidelines of acceptable use.  The following activities are unacceptable:

  1. Use of electronic information networks for any purpose which is offensive in a public setting, or resulst in the harrassment of other users.

  2. Destruction of , damage to, or unauthourized alteration of the library's computer equipment, software, or network security procedures.

  3. Use of electronic information networks in any way which violates a Federal or State law.

  4. Use of electronic information networks in any way which violates licensing and payment agreements between this library and network/database providers.

  5. Unauthorized duplication of copy protected software or violation of software license agreements.

  6. Violation of system security

  7. Behavior that is disruptive to others.

Users must accept computer use policy each time they log onto public access computers.  Children under the age of 18 must have an agreement form signed by a  parent or legal guardian that acknowledges permission to use the computers as long as all rules are followed.

Users must register at the front desk.  A library card or photo ID must be presented. Patrons with overdue materials and/or fines must clear these up before they may use the computers

Computer use is limited to one,one hour session at a time, unless no one is waiting. A maximum usage of two sessions each day is permitted. Exceptions may be made at the descretion of the library staff.

Computer use is free; printing is not.  Black and white printouts are .25/page.  Color printouts are $1.00/page. Patrons are responsible for whatever printing that they do.

Patrons under the age of 10 must always be accompanied by a parent or guardian while using the library computers.  Children 10 and older may use the computers with a signed parental permission contract.

Only 2 patrons are allowed at a terminal at one time.  Both patrons must be registered at the desk.

Graves-Hume Library makes no guarantees with respect to any equipment, programs, or other library material, their quality, performance, or fitness for any particular purpose.  All materials and equipment are given for use "as is".

The complete Computer Use Policy may viewed at the library front desk.

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