Computer Use Policy

BLRL INTERNET AND COMPUTER USE POLICY

Barry-Lawrence Regional Library Internet and Computer Use Policy
Use of any library computer constitutes agreement with this policy:

Who is Allowed to Use
1. Library cardholders: must be in good standing
2. Non-cardholders: There will be a $1 non-refundable fee, per individual, per use, even if it’s on the same day
Availability
Computers are only available during business hours. They automatically shut down promptly at closing.
Use by Minors (under age 12)
1. Must be accompanied by an adult (age 18 or older)
2. Unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal identification information regarding minors is not allowed
Printing
Customers may print at a set fee per page, check with librarian for amount.  Customers are responsible for ALL pages printed. If assistance is needed, please ask the librarian. It is your responsibility to use print reviews to monitor and manage the number of pages you print.
Problems
Problems with computer equipment, software, or web filtering must be reported to library staff immediately.
Reserving Time
TIME may be reserved, up to one day in advance, in one-hour block increments. Additional time may be available if no other customers are waiting to use the computers.
● Customers that are late for their scheduled reservation will forfeit the unused portion of their reserved time. Those who are more than ten minutes late may lose their entire reserved time.
● Unreserved time may be used on a walk-in basis.

Filtering and Privacy
1. Filtering systems are installed at the network level to block offensive materials and applications
2. Computer users are prohibited from accessing images of a graphically explicit sexual nature that may be reasonably construed as obscene and in violation of current law (Mo. RSA 573.010. Section 573-060).
3. Adults may request filtering exceptions if a site does not fall into a restricted category
4. These systems are monitored for system function and abuse. While we make efforts to ensure your privacy, it cannot absolutely be guaranteed.
5. Customers may not use the library computers for conducting a personal for profit business or for conducting any unlawful activities.
6. It is your responsibility to double-click the END SESSION button at the end of your computer use!
Abuse
You may not:
1. Attempt to bypass our filtering systems
2. Disable any library installed software
3. Boot into another operating system
4. Run any software or command from a pre-boot Environment
Internet Disclaimer
The Internet is a global entity. Providing this service to library users does not constitute any endorsement by the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library System. The Library shall have no liability for direct, indirect or consequential damages related to the use of information accessed on the Internet from Library equipment. Internet users are reminded that:
● Not all sources on the Internet provide accurate, complete, or current information.
● Filtering software does not block all materials that users might find offensive.
Misuse of any library computer or intentional damage to library equipment or computer system will result in the loss of computer privileges and may result in suspension of library services. Library personnel reserve the right to terminate or restrict library privileges for abuse of these policies.