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Use a Computer

The library has public computers with Internet access. This describes what we have and how to use them.

Our computer stationsThe Library has five computers for public use.  All have internet access.  There is a one hour time limit, which may be extended if there is not a line waiting.

 

The Victor Public Library provides access to the Internet as part of its mission.  The library has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content.  Individuals must accept responsibility for evaluating content.  As with other library materials, the library affirms the right and responsibility of parents or guardians to guide, determine, and monitor their children’s use of the Internet.

 

Responsibilities of the Library

 

The library has no means or statutory authority to assure that only constitutionally protected material is accessed by the public.  The availability of information does not constitute endorsement of the content by the Victor Public Library.  The library expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility arising from access to or use of information obtained through the Internet, or any consequences thereof.

 

 

Responsibility of Patrons

 

Patrons are urged to respect the sensibilities of others when accessing information that may reasonably be offensive to someone else.  However, absolute privacy in using the Internet in the library cannot be guaranteed.  There exists a possibility of inadvertent viewing by others.  The “Appropriate Behavior” policy applies to the behavior of patrons using the Internet.  Access, use, or dissemination of information via the Internet in the library is the responsibility of the patron.

Patrons are asked to limit their computer time to one hour, however, if no one is waiting, additional time will be allowed.  All work must be completed 15 minutes before library closing.

 

Confidentiality

 

It is the library’s practice not to maintain a history of our patron’s computer use.  The library will not retrieve any information, including web sites visited, passwords or credit card numbers, or any other information a patron has entered.

 

Internet Use Guidelines for Parents and Guardians

 

The public library does not serve in place of a parent.  Librarians cannot act in the place of parents in providing constant care and supervision of children as they explore the Internet.  The responsibility for what minors read or view on the Internet rests with parents or guardians.

 

The following are recommended guidelines for parents and guardians to ensure that children have positive online experiences, whether at home or in the library.

<    Use the Internet as a family.  Join your children in Internet exploration.

<    Explore the wide range of available information and tell your children about sites you consider inappropriate for them.

<    Provide guidelines for your children on the amount of time they spend online, just as for television viewing.

<    Instruct children NEVER to give out personal information (name, address, password, telephone number, credit card number) online.

<    Teach children to be responsible online information users.  As with print information, consider the source, date, and accuracy of online information.

 

Wireless

 

The Victor Cooperative Telephone Company provides free, unsecured, wireless Internet access for public use.  The library does not provide personal wireless devices for public use.  The library does not provide support for privately owned personal wireless devices.  Security for personal wireless devices rests solely with the owner of the device.  Personal use of public wireless access will conform with policies regulating other types of public Internet access while on library property.