INTERNET POLICIES

INTERNET POLICY

1.    Internet access is available at all times that the library is open on a first come, first served basis.

2.    The patron’s current LaCrosse Public Library card in good standing is required to use a computer.

3.    Visitors may use a computer by providing their name.

4.    Persons under 16 may use the internet computer after a parent or guardian signs the Internet Parental Permission Form.

5.    Use is limited to one person at a time unless given permission.

6.    The Internet computer equipment and software must be installed.  Users are not permitted to modify the installed hardware/software or introduce a virus to the system.

7.    All printing charges are 10 cents per page.  Patrons are responsible for all pages printed.

8.    Library staff cannot provide in-depth training concerning the internet or personal computer use.

9.    LCPL is not responsible for damage to a patron’s removable media or equipment, for any loss of data, or any liability that may occur as a result of using the library’s computers.

10.    Filtering is installed on all library computers in compliance with the Children’s Prevention Internet Act (CIPA).

Unacceptable use of computer resources and services include but are not limited to:

1.       Interfering with or disrupting other computer users, services, or equipment.

2.      Violating any local, state, or federal statute including copyright laws.

3.      Malicious, threatening, harassing, or obscene behavior.  Obscene behavior
includes public display of obscene or pornographic materials on a computer screen or in hard copy.

FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THIS POLICY WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF INTERNET PRIVILEGES.

Virus Warning

Patrons may download information from the Internet to removable media.  Information downloaded may contain a virus and patrons need to have virus protection software on their own computer.  LCPL is not responsible for damage to a patron’s removable media or computer, for any loss of data, or any liability that may occur as a result of using the library’s computers.

Internet Access Limitations

Patrons may not always be able to go to the places on the Internet they want to visit.  There are many reasons; among them.

1.    The database or resource is licensed to a particular institution, in which case you would need to be affiliated with the institution in order to gain access.

2.    The library’s Internet connection may be temporarily inoperable due to technical difficulties.

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