Acceptable Use Policy & Guidelines for Computer Use
- In the Adult area: You must be 16 years of age or older to use a computer.
In the Children's area: Anyone over the age of 18 must be accompanied by a user under the age of 18. Adults not accompanied by a child will be asked by a member of the staff to end their session and use a computer in the Adult area.
- A computer can be used for 1 hour. If no one is waiting, a user will have their session extended automatically.
Users under the age of 16 are limited to 2 hours of use per day.
- You are required to physically occupy the computer station.
- It is recommended that you save all of your documents to an external storage media (ie. USB drive). All data saved to the hard drive will be deleted after the computer reboots.
- No more than two people may sit at a computer station.
- Users may not use library equipment to access illegal materials or for any illegal or fraudulent activities.
- The library reserves the right to terminate a session should the user access offensive images and/or content.
- Any damage to the computer or its accessories is the responsibility of the user.
- For black & white prints, the first 10 pages of printing are free. Each additional page costs 5 cents. This fee applies even if a user uses their own paper.
- For color prints, each page costs 10 cents and can be retrieved from the Reference Desk. Select 'Xerox' to print in color.
- All printing fees may be paid in cash at the Reference Desk or by Credit Card at the Circulation desk if the total exceeds $5.00.
- If printer runs out of paper or jams, please ask for assistance at the Reference Desk.
- Due to previous printer damage, envelopes & labels may not be used in these printers.
- The Connetquot Public Library has no control over the Internet and assumes no responsibility for the quality, accuracy or timeliness of the information. Users must assume all risks including, but not limited to, the following:
- Monetary losses resulting from financial transactions including the use of credit cards and the buying and selling of goods, services and investment instruments.
- The sending and receiving of eMail messages.
- Loss of privacy resulting from the sending and receiving of personal information.
- Any losses resulting from Internet service interruptions and outages.
Wireless Access Policy
Wireless users agree to abide by the afforementioned polcies, which prohibits abusive or illegal activity while using the library’s Internet Service. Please be aware that the library staff can only verify whether the library’s wireless connection is up and running. It is the responsibility of the patron to configure their equipment for wireless access.
- You may need to refer to the owner's manual or other support services offered by your computer or wireless card vendor.
- Please note that the library cannot assist patrons with their laptops, wireless cards, or configurations. The library cannot accept the liability of handling a patron’s equipment.
- The library cannot be responsible for any changes patrons make to their computer's settings. If you changed your laptop's network configuration to make it work in the library, remember to change it back when you are at home or at work.
- The library is not responsible for any personal information that is compromised, or for any damage caused to a patron’s hardware or software due to security issues or consequences caused by viruses or hacking.
- As with most public wireless "hot spots," this connection is not secure. Potentially, another wireless user could intercept any information being sent or received.
- The library does not take responsibility for damages incurred for incorrect, insufficient or incomplete security settings; or lack of adequate or up-to-date virus protection. Wireless users assume all risks in this regard. Please take appropriate precautions when using this service:
- Utilizing virus protection, personal firewall, and other measures to protect the information on your laptop is highly recommended, and is the sole responsibility of the laptop users.
- The bandwidth available for the wireless Internet connection is shared with all other wireless users in the library. To show consideration for their needs, we ask that patrons do not download excessively large files.