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Internet Use Policy

Adair County Public Library (ACPL)

Nature of the Internet: The Adair County Public Library (ACPL) has no control of the Internet resources and assumes no responsibility for the quality, accuracy, or currency of any Internet resource.

Staff Assistance: Staff will provide limited assistance for basic start up procedures. Library staff cannot provide in-depth training due to time and knowledge constraints.

Time Limits: Internet computers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and may not be reserved ahead of time. The Library uses “CASSIE” time/print management software on the public access computers. There is a 2 hour daily limit use of the Internet. Customers will need their full library card number as their CASSIE patron ID and their password (pin#) is their last 4 digits of their phone number. To change passwords, customers must go to the circulation desk and staff will change it for them. Customers must have an Adair County Public Library card. Non-patrons traveling through may use the public access computers after registering at the circulation desk.

Hours Available: Tuesday-Wednesday 9 a.m.—7:30 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., and Saturday noon-3:30 p.m.

Printing: Each black/white copy is $.25 per page and color copies are $.50 per page. CASSIE requires payment at the circulation desk before printing.

Downloading: Customers may download to preformatted disks which must be purchased at the Circulation Desk for $.50 each. (Virus Control) Disks may not be used again if they leave the library. The Library is not responsible for any loss or damage to personal disks when downloading. Patrons may NOT use their own software and may NOT download on the hard drive. No equipment is to be attached to the library’s computers and library computers are not to be altered in any manner. USB devices are to be scanned by library staff before use on a library computer.

Ethical Use: Internet computers may not be used for illegal purposes. Unacceptable uses include, but are not limited to: harassment of other users; accessing, displaying or creating images or materials that would be considered obscene or pornographic by community standards; disturb the peace of the library or other customers; libeling or slandering other users; destruction of or damage to equipment, software, or data belonging to the library or other users; disruption or unauthorized monitoring of electronic communications; or unauthorized copying of copyright-protected material. Unauthorized access including hacking and other unlawful activities by minors and all other library customers is strictly prohibited. Due to the physical layout of the library children and adults access the same computers in the reference area. Accessing illegal or offensive material will be cause to lose all Internet computer privileges.

Filters: To comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act, all public access computers with Internet access are filtered with MOREnet’s Smart Filter® Bess® Edition. The filter is enabled 24/7. No exceptions.

Wireless Access: The ACPL has laptops with wireless capabilities. Internet policies are the same for usage on all wireless computers and include these additional steps:
1. Please watch battery usage. If the battery symbol starts to flash, the laptop needs to be hooked to an electrical outlet. These outlets are available in the reading area and in the Special Collections Room. Electrical cords are available at the Circulation Desk.
2. Wireless laptops not belonging to the ACPL, must register at the circulation desk. The Library is required to keep a record of the network usage to comply with state and Federal laws.
3. Remember, wireless is less secure.

Registration and User Agreement: All users of the Internet/WWW must sign an Internet agreement when logging on the CASSIE software before accessing the network.
1. I have read the policies concerning the use of the Internet computers and agree to abide by the policies.
2. I agree to pay any repair or replacement costs of equipment or software damaged by myself or minors for whom I am responsible.
3. I understand that the library is not responsible for any damages to personal disks due to malfunction or any other reason.
4. I understand and will follow copyright laws.
5. I understand that if I fail to abide by the policies I will lose Internet privileges at the Library.

By clicking the accept button you agree to the above policies.

Access to Minors (customers under the age of 18): Parents or legal guardians must assume responsibility for deciding which library resources are appropriate for their own children. The Library uses MOREnet’s Smart Filter® Bess® Edition and is enabled 24/7.
Safety and Security of Minors: Never give out identifying information such as home address, school name or phone number. Never arrange a meeting with someone via the computer without parent/guardian approval. Never respond to messages that are suggestive, obscene, threatening or make you uncomfortable. Remember that people online may not be who they say they are.

For Patrons Under the Age of 18: As the parent/guardian of

I give my permission for my child to use the Internet computers at the Adair County Public Library, with the understanding that I am responsible for monitoring their appropriate usage as stated in these policies. Children are not allowed to access electronic mail, chat rooms or other forms of direct electronic communications without the specific supervision of their parent/guardian. Children who have not completed the sixth grade MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian sitting next to them when using the public access Internet/WWW computers.

Parents: By clicking the accept button you agree to the above policies.

Technology Equitable Access:
Persons with special needs should request staff assistance at the circulation desk for accommodations
needed to access the Internet or use word processing software.