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Internet Use Policy and Rules

The Internet offers a wealth of educational, recreational, and cultural information. Be aware that the Internet is unregulated and materials accessible through it may be inaccurate, incomplete, outdated, biased, inappropriate, or offensive. Please remember that the Library is a public place and use discretion when viewing text or graphics that may be offensive to others. Individuals use the Internet at their own risk. We caution users to access and evaluate materials online as they would a printed source.


Library Computer Access Policy

Restrictions

Children's Use of the Internet

The Library uses filtering software to block access to some Internet sites. Further restriction of a juvenile's access to the Internet is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian. If a juvenile is not monitored by an adult, Library staff will instruct juveniles to choose another Internet site or terminate the Internet session if they are observed viewing a site that might be considered unsuitable for juveniles. Failure to comply with these instructions will result in disconnection of the computer by Library staff.

The Library does not have the ability to monitor a juvenile's use of electronic mail or other communication methods. Parents and legal guardians are cautioned to monitor any dissemination of personal or financial information by children through e-mail, websites or other electronic formats.

Courtesy to Others

Individuals should use the Internet in a courteous, reasonable, and responsible manner. If you are using the Library's computers, please limit your use if others are waiting. Also, please remember that the Library is a public place; use discretion when viewing text or graphics that may be offensive to others.

Users who fail to abide by the Internet Use Policy and Rules will be instructed to choose another Internet site or terminate the Internet session. Failure to comply with these instructions will result in disconnection of the computer by Library staff.


Wireless Access Policy

Boone County Public Library provides wireless connectivity as a public service. The Library offers no guarantees or representations that use of the wireless connection is in any way secure or private. By using this wireless network, the customer acknowledges and agrees to the following Terms and Conditions of Use:

  1. Users assume all associated risks and agree to hold harmless the Library and its employees for any personal information (e.g. credit card) that is compromised, or for any damage caused to users' hardware or software due to electric surges, security issues or consequences caused by viruses or hacking.
  2. Any restriction or monitoring of a minor's access to the Library's wireless network is the sole responsibility of the parent or guardian.
  3. Users may not use the wireless connection for any illegal purposes including but not limited to: transmission or reception of child pornography, access or display of obscene material, fraud and the download of copyrighted material.
  4. The Library may limit available bandwidth in order to ensure a minimum standard of service to all users.
  5. Library staff can only provide basic assistance to wireless users. Staff cannot troubleshoot or alter settings on individual laptops, PDAs or other devices.
  6. Printing is not available via the wireless connection.
  7. The wireless connection is subject to periodic maintenance or repair.

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