COMPUTER USE POLICY
There are 2 computers available for patron use. Each computer is connected to the Internet. The protocol for using these computers is:
- Sign in at the computer desk.
- Sign in is for 45 minute time periods, on a first come, fist served basis.
- No reservations are taken for these computers.
Internet Use Policy.
The Bellevue Public Library provides public computer access to the Internet as an informational, educational and recreational resource. The Internet enables Library patrons to connect to information beyond that contained in the Library’s collection. However, the Internet is currently not subject to any regulation. While the Internet does contain a wealth of material, it also provides access to sites containing material that some patrons will find offensive and that may be illegal. The Library does not monitor and has no control over materials obtained on the Internet, and cannot be held responsible for its content. The Library cannot control access to materials or protect patrons from materials they may find offensive.
The Library staff does not provide Internet training, but will assist patrons, as time permits. If patrons have specific questions about the Internet, circulating books and reference books are available. Internet classes are available at various locations throughout the Wood River Valley.
- The library permits no more than two people at each user station. Both must be registered and pay fees if non-resident.
- Internet computers are to be used for Internet access only. Patrons may not use personal software, or alter or attach equipment to the Library’s hardware.
- While respecting individual users’ rights to privacy, Library staff reserve the right to monitor use of Internet work stations to ensure compliance with this policy. Staff may ask users to remove themselves from Library equipment if they observe any behavior that they judge to be in conflict with this policy.
- The library does use filtering software. It is the responsibility of the parent, or guardian to determine what is appropriate for children and young adults under the age of 18, subject to the restrictions of this policy.
- The Library urges parents to become familiar with the Internet and discuss with their children what is safe and appropriate use of the Internet.
- Patrons must sign in at the computer desk prior to using the Internet stations. Internet stations are available on a first come, first served basis.
Reservations are not accepted.
- Individual use of the Internet stations will be limited to a period of 45 minutes. If a station is unoccupied during any session, the next person in line may use the computer for the remainder of that session. He/She/Them They is then entitled to begin a new session.
- Patrons may download to a thumb drive only. Downloading to the hard drive is restricted. Patron must provide their own.
- The Library is not responsible for any loss or damage to personal thumb drives.
- Users are cautioned to use virus-checking programs.
- No printing is available at this time.
- The Library strongly recommends that children under 18 not use chat, however the Library cannot monitor this use.
- It is the parent’s responsibility to supervise what their children access on the Internet.
- The Library does not offer electronic mail accounts.
- Patron may access their e-mail if they know the address of their private accounts.
- Internet computers may only be used for legal purposes. It is the responsibility of the user, not the library to unsure that patron use does not violate state, federal or local laws.
- Unacceptable uses include, but are not limited to: harassment of other users; libeling or slandering others; destruction of or damage to equipment, software or data belonging to the Library or others users; spamming; disruption or unauthorized monitor of electronic communications ; unauthorized copying of copyright-protected material.