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Internet Access Guidelines

INTERNET ACCESS GUIDELINES

  1. In order to avoid the possibility of computer contamination from viruses, you may not use your own software programs on the Internet access computers.  You may save or transfer files to a flash/jump drive.
  1. The Blanco Library is not responsible for damage to a patron’s storage devices or computer, nor for any damage, liability, or loss of data that may occur from patron use of the library computers.
  1. Internet access is available during the library’s normal open hours.  The computer will be turned off at 5 minutes before closing time.  All printing, either computer generated or copies, must be completed 10 minutes before closing.
  1. Use of Internet Access computers will be limited to two, one-hour sessions per day. A valid library card is required to access the Internet.  Guests must show I.D.
  1. Use of an Internet station is limited to one person at a time.  The Front Desk will determine exceptions.
  1. In the event all computers are in use, a time limit of 60 minutes will be enforced. A waiting list will be started and patrons assigned workstations at the sole discretion of library personnel. A patron that is currently using the computer must wait until they are no longer using the computer to sign the waiting list.
  1. Internet computers will not be used to engage in illegal activity or to access materials considered obscene by CIPA.
  1. Library personnel are authorized to take prompt and appropriate actions to enforce the Rules of Conduct and/or to prohibit use by persons who fail to comply with the Internet Acceptable Use Policy as stated or implied herein.
  1. The parent or legal guardian will determine a minor’s ability to access the Internet.
  1. All children under the age of 8 must have a parent or guardian with them at the computer at all times, unless approved by library staff and volunteers.
  1. Any violation of the Acceptable Use policy may result in the individual being denied access to the library’s facilities and services.
  1. Misuse includes the intentional accessing of images or print deemed to be inappropriate by CIPA standards.
  1. The library reserves the right to update and change this policy at any time without notice.  It is the responsibility of the patron to read and accept the current version of the policy.
  1. The Blanco Library assumes no responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect, arising from the use of the World Wide Web server, or from its connections to other Internet services.