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Rock County Community Library
Computer and Internet Access Policy

Intent
Rock County Community Library provides free use of computers and access to the Internet to users of all ages. The purpose os the Computer and Internet Access Policy is to ensure the best use of computers and access to the Internet by the greatest number of people

Who Has Access
Any person holding a Plum Creek Library Card and has signed an Internet Access Agreement will be allowed time on the Internet-access computers.

Non-cardholders will sign the Guest User Internet Access form.

Hours Of Access
The Internet access computers are available during library hours. A computer may be reserved by signing up in-person or by phone. A time slot may be reserved up to one week in advance. If a person does not show up within 15 minutes of the scheduled time, the computer will be made available to other persons. Only one registered person may use a workstation at a time, except for an adult working with a child, unless special arrangements have been made.


Duration Of Access
Use of the computer is limited to one hour per person per day with a maximum of three hours a week, unless pre-arranged with the Library Staff. Users must end their session and leave the terminal immediately when asked to do so by Library Staff. All printing must be completed within your scheduled time. Playing Internet games will be allowed hour per day up to two hours per week.

Charges
There will be a charge of $.20 per page (plus tax) for material printed on the library’s printer. The patron will be responsible for any charges incurred as a result of his or her use of the Internet to purchase items or subscriptions. Patrons wishing to buy 3.5” disks for downloading may do so at the circulation desk for $1.00.

Level Of Assistance
Staff is available to introduce Internet access and provide initial instruction on its use. To insure the equitable delivery of all library services, the amount of time staff has available to provide Internet instruction is limited.

Wireless Internet Access
This policy applies to any laptop used to access the Internet through the library wireless connection. Illegal and obscene sites are prohibited. Users are responsible for making sure their computer has the correct settings and necessary hardware. Library staff cannot assist users in configuring their equipment or troubleshooting problems. The Library cannot guarantee that users’ hardware will work the library’s wireless connection.

Rules of Conduct
1. Internet computers will not be used to access illegal sites or obscene sites as defined by local community standards or those potentially harmful to minors.

2. Users will obey copyright laws and licensing agreements.

3. Users will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to restricted library or Internet files or networks, or to damage, or modify computer equipment or software at the library or at another location by using library connections.

4. Users will not disclose, use or disseminate personal information regarding minors without the written authorization of the parent or legal guardian.


Minors
Children under the age of 18 will not be allowed to use the Internet access computers without consent of their parents or legal guardian. Parents are responsible for their children’s use of the Library’s resources and facilities. The Rock County Library Board requests that parents or guardians work closely with children on selecting Internet resources consistent with personal or family values.

Compliance
Library employees are authorized to take prompt and appropriate actions to enforce the rules and/or to prohibit use by persons who fail to comply with the Internet Policy. Library employees are authorized to terminate any users session, or to prohibit a user from access if that user fails to comply with this policy. A second violation may result in permanent termination of the computer privileges.

Disclaimer
The Rock County Library assumes no liability or responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect, that users or anyone else may experience through access to the Internet at the library. Laptops and other devices should never be left unattended in the library. The Library assumes no responsibility for damage, theft, or loss of any kind to a user’s equipment, software, or data files.

Rock County
Community Library

201 W Main
Luverne, MN 56156
507-449-5040

Hours
Monday - Thursday
10 A.M. to 8 P.M.
Friday
10 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Saturday
10 A.M. to 2 P.M.
Sunday
Closed

Staff
Director:
Clint Wolthuizen

Assistant Librarian:
Barb Verhey

Children's Librarian:
Bronwyn Wenzel

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