INTERNET/COMPUTER ACCESS POLICY AND GUIDELINES 2016
The Lincoln Library offers internet access for library patrons as a useful reference, informational, and educational tool. The internet is an unregulated medium. It offers a wealth of material that is personally, professionally, and culturally enriching to individuals of all ages. It also enables access to some materials that may be offensive, disturbing, and/or questionable. The library has no control over what information is available and cannot be held responsible for its contents.
Access by Lincoln Library patrons to any internet sites/pages that are inappropriate for “ALL AGES” public viewing is strictly prohibited. The library reserves the right to question material accessed on its computer terminals for appropriateness in a public setting.
Not all sources on the net provide accurate, complete, or current information. Be a good information consumer and question the validity of the information you find.
Parents or guardians, NOT the library staff, are responsible for the internet information accessed by their children.
• Users under the age of 18 must have their parent/guardian read with them the Internet/Permission Letter Guidelines and accept them by parent and child signing the form, which the staff keeps on file.
• User must sign in at the front desk before using the internet. When finished, they must return the computer to the Home Page and sign out at the front desk.
• Computers are available on a first come, first serve basis, or may be reserved for a specific time.
• There is a time limit of 1 hour and not over 2 hours at the discretion of library staff.
• The internet may not be used during the 30 minutes before library closing time.
• Usage of the library’s computers should not be expected to be private or confidential in any way.
• There is a charge of $.10 per copy for printed pages. $.75 for color pages.
• Refusal to cooperate with staff in complying with any or all of the above guidelines will result in loss of computer privileges. Illegal acts involving information obtained/generated from library sources including technology are subject to prosecution by local, state, or federal officials.
The Lincoln Library Board and staff reserves the right to make changes when appropriate.
The Lincoln Library Board and Staff