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ACCEPTABLE USE OF
ELECTRONIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
AT WINDSOR LOCKS PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Windsor Locks Public Library is pleased to offer wireless Internet access for our patrons. All of our policies regarding appropriate Internet use also apply to those who access the Internet from library property using their own PCs.

USING THE LIBRARY'S PERSONAL COMPUTERS:
Individuals are entitled to use the library's Internet accessible PCs for up to 90 minutes per day.

A Connecticut library card and PIN are required for sign-up. Individuals may NOT use multiple cards for additional computer time and are expected to use their own personal card to sign on to a PC. If you do not have a library card, please see library staff for information of how to obtain one.

All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult while using the library's PCs. Children ages 12 through 15 must have an Internet Permission Form signed by a parent or guardian and on file at the circulation desk in order to sign on to a PC. Library staff is not responsible for monitoring the Internet use of minors beyond enforcement of our own policies.

Visitor passes are available for out-of-state visitors only. All Connecticut residents must have a library card in good standing in order to use a PC at the Windsor Locks Public Library.

The cost of printing is 20 cents per page for black & white and 75 cents per page for color on 8 1/2x11" or 11x14" paper.

Users must possess basic computer skills since staff availability to help is limited.

"The Internet is a global electronic information network which is not regulated by any local, state, federal, or international authority. Materials found on the Internet may contain information that is controversial, offensive, disturbing, erroneous, or illegal. Windsor Locks Public Library disclaims any warranty of the accuracy, authoritativeness, timeliness, or usefulness of the materials, and shall have no liability for any direct, indirect, or consequential damages related to the use of these materials."

The following activities are prohibited:
Loading software, altering existing software configurations, or changing settings.
Publicly viewing web sites that are considered obscene or objectionable by library staff.
Downloading illegal materials or using the library's equipment to engage in illegal activities.
Instant messaging, chatting, and Internet games.
Please see a librarian if you have questions or concerns about any of these prohibited activities.

As is the case with other materials in the library's collection, any restriction of a minor's access to or use of external networks shall be the responsibilty of the minor's parent or legal guardian.

Accessing the Internet from a PC within the library constitutes acceptance of the library's policies and rules as stated.


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