General Guidelines

It is the responsibility of legal guardians to decide what library resources are appropriate for their children. Guardians should supervise their children's Internet sessions and let them know what resources they do not want them to use. As with all library materials, the library cannot act in place of the parents. Patron use of the library computers is a privilege, not a right. Persons violating the library Computer and Internet policy and procedures may have their library privileges suspended or revoked, depending on the seriousness of the violation. Computer and Internet access is available to library members on a first-come, first-served basis. Each patron using the computers shall identify him/herself honestly, accurately and completely when providing such information. All computer and Internet users will be required to enter into an agreement with the library concerning Internet policies and procedures.

Patrons have no right to privacy concerning Internet use. The library retains the right to view patron's usage patterns and take action to assure that library Internet resources are devoted to maintaining the highest level of productivity. The library reserves the right to refuse service to anyone engaged in illegal or unauthorized activity as specified in the Computer and Internet Use Policy.

It is highly recommended to not use credit cards to purchase items from a library computer, as credit/personal account information may be stored on the computer workstation as a "cookie file" that does not expire when the web browser is closed. Always log off any E-mail accounts, banking sites or any site that requires a login and password before ending Internet sessions. The library cannot guarantee the security of any information a patron chooses to provide to web sites or E-mail accounts while on the Internet.

Library staff is available to assist users, but cannot provide in-depth training. The staff may be able to offer suggestions or basic information on using computer software. 

All computers are shut down ten minutes before closing each day.