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Computer Use and Internet Access

12.  Computer Use And Internet Access:

12.1 The Eldora Public Library provides Internet access to help users pursue lifelong learning and find information.  Internet users are reminded that the Eldora Public Library does not have control of Internet information and some information may be inaccurate, outdated or personally offensive.

In accord with CIPA (Children's Internet Protection Act) guidelines the Internet computers are equipped with filters to help protect minors from: (a) obscene pictures, (b) child pornography, or (c) other material harmful to minors. Upon the request of an adult user the filter will be disabled.

Internet use outside the scope of the library's mission is prohibited. Prohibited use includes non educational gaming, accessing pornographic material, or illegal activity which includes in part the illegal posting, transmission, or sharing of copyrighted material.

To access the Internet users must have a borrower's card issued from the Library and agree to follow the library's policies and procedures. Patrons under 18 years of age must also have signed permission from a parent or guardian. Non-residents may have access to the Internet on the same terms and conditions as resident patrons.

12.2 The following procedures are to assure fair access and availability of computers to all Patrons:

a. Internet users must sign an agreement to follow Internet use policies and procedures. To sign permission for children to use the Internet parents and guardians must come to the library in person.

b.  Use of computers may be reserved, otherwise is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Users must check in at the Circulation Desk before using the computer.  When others are waiting, computer use will be limited to 30 minutes.

c. No more than one person is to be at one computer without permission from the Library Staff.

d.  Users of the Library's computers are expected to respect the privacy of other users.

e.  Computer users will notify the staff immediately if any technical problems occur.

[Reviewed December 30, 2014]