Computers and Internet

Guidelines for Using Library Computers and the Internet

The Library is pleased to offer computers and computer-based services as part of our mission to provide materials that "educate, enrich, entertain, and inform" our customers. To provide the best possible services and prevent the abuse of these services, all customers must follow these guidelines.

The numbers in parentheses refer to the portion of the Library's Acceptable Use of Electronic Information Systems Policy from which the guideline was derived.

  1. To ensure access to as many users as possible, customers may not monopolize computer resources. For this reason, the Library may limit the amount of time a customer may use a workstation. (108.04)
  2. Customers may not attempt to modify or damage computer hardware or software. If there is hardware or software you feel should be part of the Library's electronic resources. (108.03)
  3. Customers may not use software other than that provided and installed by the Library. (108.04)
  4. The Library does not monitor or control information accessible through the Internet and is not responsible for:
    • content outside of Library pages (108)
    • changes in content of the sources to which the Library may link (108)
    • the content of sources accessed through secondary links (108)
    • consequences arising from information obtained from the Internet or any other electronic resource (108.06)
  5. Customers may not use Library computers to commit any illegal acts. Such acts may include, but are not limited to:
    • forgery or fraud (108.05)
    • libel, slander, or any form of harassment (108.05)
    • an invasion of privacy (108.05)
    • unauthorized access to any computer network (108.03)
    • public display of material from sites that may be deemed unlawful under federal or state statutes (108)
  6. Customers are responsible for any consequences of copyright infringement. Additional information about copyright is available here.(108.06)

Violations of these policies may result in loss of access to Library computer resources. Unlawful activities will be dealt with in an appropriate manner (108.01)