Computer & Internet Policies
We aim to provide an atmosphere conducive to lifelong learning, emphasizing entertainment reading on the juvenile and adult levels and providing access of information and resources for personal growth and development, cultural heritage, and business and consumer education.
The library is required to follow CIPA guidelines to receive federal and state funding.
Fees and Use
Printing from the Internet
- Ten cents ($.10) per page b&w
- Fifty cents ($0.50) per page color
The library has 16 public computers and 12 learning lab computers for Internet Use.
Guest passes are issued to non-library card holders to use the courtesy computer for up to one hour time period once a day.
Open DNS is the filter in use which follows the guidelines set forth under CIPA. If an adult pulls up offensive material they will be asked to leave the computer. If a child pulls up offensive materials, his user card will be revoked.
Patrons may sign-in at a computer using their patron ID.
At the time of sign-in patrons must agree to comply with the Library Computer Use Policy. If any patron misrepresents himself or signs himself in with another name, his Internet & computer privileges will be revoked.
Limits and Restrictions on Internet use
Patrons may make only authorized copies of copyrighted or licensed software.
Any costs charged by the Internet will be the responsibility of the person who requested the material.
Computer Use is limited to two hours for one sitting per day for card holders and one hour for guest passes.
The limit will be one reservation per day, if more time is needed patrons should request an extension. The staff will handle these requests on an individual basis.
The library's Internet service is part of a network throughout the community. Internet access may not always be available because of the demand upon the service.
Misuse or abuses of the computers or Internet access will result in suspension of Internet access privileges.
Disclaimer and Terms of Internet Use
The library does not control the information, literature, and sites accessed through the Internet. The Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library is not responsible for the accuracy or content of materials retrieved from the Internet. The library cannot protect patrons from information they may find offensive.
Parents and/or legal guardians who are concerned about their children should provide guidance to these children.
The library is not responsible for personal or equipment damages incurred while accessing the Internet.
The library provides to all patrons equal access to literature and information, regardless of format. The responsibility to provide access requires First Amendment rights not be abrogated. Access to the Internet is compatible with the Library's endorsement of the Library Bill of Rights, the Freedom to Read, and the Freedom to View Statements from the American Library Association; we also endorse the Policy of Onenet.
All users of the Internet are expected to do so in a responsible manner consistent with the information and educational purposes from which they are provided.
Responsible and Ethical Use of the Internet
Library staff cannot provide in-depth training concerning Internet use, including computer jargon or personal computer skills.
We may, however, be able to offer search suggestions or answer questions. Because of library scheduling, staff trained in using and searching the Internet may not always be available.
The resources are to be used for educational, informational, and recreational purposes only. They are not to be used for unauthorized, illegal or unethical purposes. It is against the law in this country to download copyright protected material without permission from the copyright holder. Typically the materials involved are popular movie and computer games. Illegal activity, at "torrent" sites in particular, is actively monitored by copyright holders, who issue complaints to the city and library. When such activity has been detected there will be every attempt to be made to locate the offender.
Users will not attempt to modify or gain access to files, passwords, or data belonging to others; users will not seek unauthorized access to any computer system; users will not damage or alter software components of any network or database.
Users will not send, receive, or display text or graphics that may reasonably be construed as obscene.
Children under the age of eighteen (18) should have parental or guardian permission to use the Internet. The Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library assumes no responsibility for the use of the Internet by children. It is not possible for the library staff to control specific information a person under the age of 18 may locate on the Internet. As libraries do not vouch for or endorse the viewpoints of written material in their collections, so they cannot vouch for or endorse electronic information. It is the responsibility of the adult user or parent or guardian of a child under 18 to determine what is appropriate.
Persons using any computer equipment agree not to make any changes to the setup or configuration of the software or hardware.
Library users have the right of confidentiality and the right to privacy. Users should be advised, however, because security is technically difficult to achieve, electronic transactions and files could become public.
The Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library assumes no responsibility for any damage, direct or indirect, that users, or any others, may suffer through the library's access to the Internet.
The Board of Trustees for the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library reserves the right to update the rules from time to time. When changes are made, a notice will be posted near the Internet computers to make patrons aware there has been an update to the rules.