Library Computer Policies

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Library Computer Policies

ComputersThe library has a number of computers available for use by patrons, that have Internet access, in both the adult and children’s areas. The library also has Wireless Access for those who bring in their own laptop computers and are Cornwall Library card holders.
      Adults who register to use the computers must agree to comply with the library’s policies. A parent or legal guardian must be present to co-sign the Cornwall Public Library’s agreement allowing a child or teenager (under age 18) to use the computers. A parent or a guardian who has signed the agreement must accompany children under the age of 9.

The policies include: Presenting a valid library card, clear of fines prior to the computer session. Patrons who do not bring their cards will not be permitted to use the computers.

Rules Governing Use: Due to the limited resources available for provision of public access to computers and the Internet, the library may set limits, for example, on use of large files of still or moving images or sound, or on downloading files in any medium. The library also reserves the right to limit the amount of time an individual user can devote to a single session. Sessions are currently 60 minutes.
      The public must comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, including laws governing the transmission and dissemination of information while accessing the Internet, and with all library policies and procedures.

USERS MAY NOT:

  • Use the network to make unauthorized entry into other computational, informational or communication services or resources.
  • Distribute unsolicited advertising.
  • Invade the privacy of others.
  • Make any attempt to damage computer equipment or software.
  • Engage in any activity that is harassing or defamatory.
  • Use the Internet for any illegal activity, including violation of copyright or other rights of third parties, or in a manner inconsistent with the Library's tax-exempt status or its proper operation.

Violations may result in loss of access to the network, the computers and/or the library. Unlawful activities will be dealt with in an appropriate manor.

Public Users' Security: Users should be aware that the Internet and the library's wireless network are not secure mediums and that third parties may be able to obtain information regarding users' activities. Cornwall Public Library will not release information on the use of specific computer or Internet resources by members of the public except as required by law or necessary for the proper operation of the Library.