Computer/Internet Use Policy and Procedures
Welcome to the Uniondale Public Library Computer/Internet Connection. Please read the Policy and Procedure carefully, before signing or accepting these rules.
The Mission of Uniondale Public Library is to provide an opportunity for learning, recreation, and personal growth for all the people of Uniondale through the resources of the public library, and to apply traditional expertise and changing technology for equal access to quality library services, materials, and facilities.
In keeping with this mission, Uniondale Public Library is offering access to information worldwide through the Internet.
The library is a forum for all points of view and adheres to the principles of intellectual freedom as expressed in the Library Bill of Rights formulated by the American Library Association. The Uniondale Public Library does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed through the Internet, and cannot be held responsible for its content, quality, or accuracy. Library users access the Internet at their own discretion and are responsible for any access points they reach. Parents and guardians are responsible for their children’s use of the Internet through the library’s connection.
Internet users must comply with the United States Copyright Law and all other applicable laws. Users must comply with the United States Copyright Law and all other applicable laws.
Board of Trustees
UNIONDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Computer/Internet Use Procedures
· Computer/internet users must have a valid library card or other official identification (Driver’s License, Student ID, etc.)
· The use of computer/internet is on the basis of first come and first serve. No advance reservations.
· Internet access is limited to one hour when other users are waiting.
· Library users under 17 years of age must have a parent or guardian signature on the Computer/Internet Registration/Consent Form.
· Students 5th grade and below may access any of the library’s databases and/or Youth Services approved internet sites on the children’s computers without the supervision of their parent or legal guardian.
· Each computer station is limited to one person at a time.
· No personal files or programs can be downloaded to the hard-drives of any public computers. All personal files must be downloaded to the users’ personal discs.
· Printing costs: $.10 per page (Paid at the Reference Desk.. Cash only.)
· Library staff cannot provide in-depth training on the Internet or personal computer use. Staff may be able to offer searching suggestions and answer general questions.
· As with all forms of information, patrons must respect copyright laws and licensing agreements and abide by general rules of acceptable Internet and library conduct. Acts or behavior which may jeopardize a source’s files or jeopardizes the library’s account or access to resources or violates the library’s rules will result in revocation of Internet privileges.
December 20, 2005
The computer/Internet access at the Library is normally available these hours:
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. (September – June)
These policies are subject to change without notice and at the library’s discretion. Failure to observe the Computer/Internet Use Procedures will result in the termination of Computer/Internet access privileges.