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Computer and Electronic Information Access Policy

Computer users must have a valid library card or guest pass to use the computers. Individuals with $5.00 or more in fines or with overdue materials will be denied access until their obligations have been met. Inquire at the main desk if you do not have a valid library card.

Users are expected to use computer resources in a responsible, ethical, and lawful manner. Users should keep in mind that they are working in a public environment on public machines and have no expectation of privacy. The following uses of Bayliss Public Library's computers are forbidden: chat rooms; games; altering software or operating system configurations; installing or running personal software on library machines; establishing or uploading files to personal home pages; commercial activity. All computers and their software remain the property of Bayliss Public Library.

General Rules
Users are responsible for knowing how to use the computer. Library staff may provide limited assistance as time permits. However, library staff are not computer experts and may not be able to assist in every situation. Any problems with the computers should be reported to a staff member.

Time Management
Total computer time per user is limited to 90 minutes each day. If there is no one waiting for a machine an additional 30 minutes will be offered. Due to space constraints, computers may be used by a maximum of two people at a time. In cases of two people sharing a machine, users are still limited by time restrictions for single user.

Children's Use
Children 10 years old and under must have a parent or guardian with them at all times while they are on the Internet. Children 11-14 must have a signed permission slip from parent/guardian to use computers without adult supervision. Parents who sign permission slips for their children assume responsibility for their children's use of the Internet. Parents may restrict their children from access to Internet resources in the library by not signing a permission slip.

Printing & Saving
The charge for black and white printing is 15¢ per page. The prints must be paid for first before staff members at the circulation desk can release them. A library card or a guest pass is required to release the prints.

Users should save their work to disk or jump drives. All disks and jump drives inserted into library computers are automatically scanned for viruses.

Suspension of Privileges
Disruptive users will receive one warning. If the disruption continues, they will be logged off the machine and may be asked to leave the premises.

Making or attempting to make unauthorized changes to library computers or the network will result in loss of computer privileges. Copying programs is illegal under copyright law. Violators will be reported to the appropriate authorities.

 

 

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