Internet Use Policy
Use of the Internet is a privilege not a right, and inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of this privilege. All users of electronic information resources such as the Internet are expected to use these items in a responsible manner, consistent with the educational and informational purposes for which they are provided and to follow these policies and regulations.
Responsible and ethical use of such resources include the following:
- Using Internet resources for educational, informational and recreational purposes only; Internet computer terminals are not to be used for illegal, unauthorized or unethical purposes.
- Respecting the privacy of others by not misrepresenting oneself as another user; by not attempting to modify or gain access to files, passwords, or data belonging to others; by not seeking unauthorized access to any computer system, or damaging or altering software components of any network or database.
- Respecting the privacy of others using Internet access terminals at the New London Public Library by not interfering with their use.
- Not sending, receiving, or displaying text or graphics that may reasonably be construed by Library staff as offensive to the public.
- Not making unauthorized changes to the setup or configuration of the software or hardware.
The World Wide Web is a vast network of information and resources. The New London Public Library assumes no responsibility for the content of material on the Internet. It is not possible for the Library to control specific information that children or youth may locate on the Internet. As with other library materials, restriction of a child's access to the Internet ultimately rests with the parent or legal guardian. Users are cautioned that the accuracy, completeness and currency of information found on the Internet vary widely.
Internet User Agreement
- Access to the workstation may be limited to 1 hour per day. To support access for all users, the Library has the right to enforce posted time limits.
- Same day reservations may be made. If no one is waiting, the user may use another 1/2 hour.
- Library staff will assist patrons with Internet use as time permits, but may not be familiar with every application that a person might wish to use. Because of the many different Internet applications available, we cannot provide complete technical support.
- A per page printing charge will be assessed. Payment is made at the Circulation Desk.
- Any damage to the computer or peripherals will be charged to the patron. Failure to use the Internet workstation appropriately and responsibly may result in revocation of Internet use privileges.
Library's Rights Reserved:
- To terminate the user's session, without notice.
- To limit the amount of computer time at any one sitting.
- To erase any and all users files stored on library equipment, without notice.
- To immediately suspend persons from computer use for violating these rules and regulations.
- To limit the software available to users to library owned resources and to deny the loading of user provided software.