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Internet Policy


The Internet is available on 40 of our computers on a first-come first-serve basis. As a courtesy, patrons are asked to sign their name and start time for statistical purposes. Users may access the Internet for an hour at a time and up to two hours per day if no one is waiting. Patrons using the Internet to play games may be asked by library staff to end their session if another person needs to do research and no other computer is available. The search of information and materials takes precedence over all other activities. Computer games are available after school on Friday, Saturday and during the summer.

Library patrons should be aware that the Internet is an unregulated medium, the content may be inaccurate, biased, or offensive. The library is not responsible for the content found on the Internet. Security in the electronic equipment cannot be guaranteed and therefore transactions, files and communications are open to unauthorized view and should be considered public. The library will not be responsible for direct or indirect damages related to use of information found throughout the Internet services, nor of damages to the e-mail files, word files, etc. Patrons are prohibited from modifying any computer settings even for temporary use.

The use of the Internet on library computers to conduct commercial or business enterprises is not permitted. Sending of threatening, harassing, offensive messages or images via the Internet or deliberately transmitting computer viruses is a crime. Patrons who engage in such activities will be reported to the proper authorities. Failure to comply with library policies may result in suspension of library privileges.

Patrons are encouraged to bring their own USB drive for information or typing. Parents or guardians should be aware of the responsibilities for their children to access the Internet. Families are encouraged to discuss guidelines and limitations of Internet use, and to understand their rights to direct and/or oversee their children’s Internet access. The library staff cannot be responsible for screening what is acceptable to children.

The library maintains no record of individuals using the Internet. Consistent with the professional principles of public librarianship or Internet policy affirms the safeguarding of First Amendment rights, intellectual freedom, equity of access, confidentiality of information about users and their use of all library resources, including electronic information.

The Internet computers are located in a public space and patrons of all ages can easily see the screens. If a patron expresses concern or if a staff member judges the material inappropriate for public viewing the library administration reserves the right to request a patron to exit the offensive web site.
 

Library Director: Weiliang Lai


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