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Dryden Township Library

Internet and Computer Usage Policies

The Dryden Township Library is pleased to offer access to the wealth of information resources available on the Internet. On-line access to information enhances the library's traditional collections. The Library is unable to monitor or control the content of the materials on the Internet, which changes rapidly and unpredictable. The Library assumes no responsibility for the quality, accuracy, or currency of any Internet resource. Neither the Dryden Township Library, its officers, director, or employees shall be liable for damages direct of consequential, including lost profits, for any information obtained or provided on the Internet. Users should evaluate Internet sources just as they would do printed publications, questioning the validity of the information provided. The Internet may contain material of a controversial nature.

Parents and guardians of children under 18 are responsible for their children's use of the Internet. The Library staff assists patrons of all ages to find information from the Internet and other electronic resources. Parents and caregivers may determine that some electronic information is not appropriate for their children's online use of the Internet. Librarians cannot act in place of parents.

The Dryden Township Library cannot be responsible for the content of the Internet.

User Responsibilities

Unrestricted Internet access is available for adults, age 18 and up. Each user is responsible for following Library policies. Violation of policies may result in revoked Internet privileges.

* All users shall have a valid library card. Library users must use their own library card to use the computer. Patrons using another person's library card ( with or without permission) may have computer privileges revoked.

*Fines must be paid to receive Internet usage.

*The privacy of others must be respected.

*Users shall not knowingly subject others to sexually explicit or obscence sites.

*Users shall not download programs for the Internet onto a disk or the computer hard drive.

*One hour of computer is allowed per patron per day.

*Printer charges are .10 per page for black and white, and .25 per page for color.

*Users are responsible for any malicious damage to the equipment or software occurring at the time of their usage.

*No more than one person may view the same Internet station at one time.

*Children cannot be left unattended while guardian is using the Internet. The guardian will be asked to leave computer if children are left unattended.

*No food or beverages allowed at computer workstations, or allowed in Library.

Wireless Internet Access Policy

Free wireless Internet access is available at the Dryden Township Library. The wireless Internet access the Dryden Township Library offers is filtered. By choosing to use this free service, you agree to abide by the Internet and Computer Usage Policy. This policy states the limitations of Internet access, your responsibilities for using that access and provides examples of acceptable and unacceptable uses.

The Library's wireless network is not secure. Informations sent to and from your notebook/laptop computer or other wireless device may be captured by others with a wireless device and appropriate software.

The Library assumes no responsibility for any damge, theft, alterations, interference or loss of any kind to a user's equipment, software, data files or other personal property brought into or used at the library's facilities.

Library staff is not able to provide technical assistance and no guarantee can be made that you will be able to make a wireless connection. Library staff cannot accept the liability of handling non-library equipment.

If you are not sure if your notebook/laptop computer or other device has this functionality, please check with the manufacturer or supplier of your equipment.

Printing is not available through the wireless access. Users who want to print will need to save to a removable (USB) drive and use a public workstation to print.

The Internet and Minors

Because of the Internets contents, parents or legal guardians must accompany children under the age of ten at all times while using the Internet. Minors under the age of 18 must have an Internet Consent Form signed by parent or legal guardian in the presence of a library staff member and must follow the following guidelines along with the previous guidelines listed under User Responsiblities.