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Community Library provides Internet access for research and educational
of Internet Access
is the goal of the Library to provide the greatest possible access to
the internet within the limits of the available resources. The Internet
offers access to a wealth of information that can be personally,
professionally, and culturally enriching.
The Library recognizes the right of individuals to determine what is
most appropriate for their needs. Users should be aware that
information accessed via the Internet may be controversial, inaccurate,
or dated. Because the Internet is a vast and unregulated information
network, it also enables access to ideas, information, images, and
commentary beyond the confines of the Library's collection, mission,
selected criteria, and collection developement policies. Because of
this access and because sites on the Internet change often, rapidly,
and unpredictably, the Library cannot protect users from the
information and images which they might find offensive or disturbing.
Use of the Internet
As with other library materials and service, parents or legal guardians
are responsible for the information selected or accessed by children.
Internet workstations specifically configured for use by children may
limit or prevent access to specific Internet sites.
A. Library Rules
The same principles that guide the use of other library resources apply
to the use of the Internet. The Library expects customers to use the
Internet in a responsible manner respecting the rights of others and
Library rules of behavior. Use of the Internet is a privilege, not a
right, and unacceptable use will result in suspension or cancellation
of the privilege.
1. Degrade or disrupt
equipment or system performance.
2. Vandalize the data of
any other user.
3. Gain unauthorized access to resources or
4. Invade the privacy of individuals.
5. Violate Federal, State, or local law regulations.
of sounds or visuals which might be disruptive to others.
Conditions of Use
Staff may place time,
printing, and downloading limits depending on volume of use or other
Staff is available to introduce Internet access and to provide initial
instruction on its use. To ensure the equitable delivery of all library
services, the amount of time staff has available to provide Internet
instruction is limited.
Meinders Community Library assumes no responsibility for any damages,
direct or indirect, that users or anyone else may suffer through
Library access to the Internet.
Acceptance of Terms
Public Internet Use Policy is posted adjacent to computer workstations
used by customers to access the Internet and other library databases.
Users must sign an agreement prior to using the Internet indicating
they understand and agree to abide by this policy.
Prior to use, read the Library
Policy and sign in at the desk.
lengths are 30 minutes, but may be extended as long as no one is
waiting. Sessions include ALL activities such as viewing, printing, and
saving. Please end your session on time.
installing, and saving additional programs to the hard drive are
prohibited. Saving to a flash drive is allowed.
The cost for printing is 15
cents/page B&W and 25 cents/page color.
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