Computer/Internet Acceptable Use Guidelines

McIntosh Memorial Library Computer/Internet Acceptable Use Guidelines


By using a public Internet workstation you agree to the following guidelines:

  • Users are required to have a valid library card or guest pass to use an internet computer.
  • Users are permitted to stay on the public computers for up to one hour per day.  Additional time may be offered if at least two computers in the building are free.
  • Printouts may be made for a fee.
  • Technology is to be used for educational, informational, and recreational purposes only; not for unauthorized, illegal, or unethical purposes.
  • Users may not misrepresent themselves as another user by attempting to modify or gain access to files, passwords, or data belonging to others.
  • Users must obey all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, including copyright laws.
  • Users may not abuse the library’s equipment.  Library staff has the right to monitor the use of the equipment.
  • Users may not engage in any activity which is deliberately and maliciously offensive, libelous, or slanderous (including obscene materials and sites.)  Staff may require users to remove themselves from equipment if patron behavior is observed as being in conflict with the library’s policy.  Patrons will be blocked from computer access and may lose access to a computer if the rules are violated.

Individuals under the age of 18 must have parental, guardian, or caregiver permission to use the Internet.  The library assumes no responsibility for the use of the Internet by children.  It is the responsibility of the parent, guardian, or caregiver to determine what is appropriate and direct their children accordingly.  Please be aware there is no Internet filters on any library computer.

Library staff cannot control or be responsible for specific information users may locate on the Internet.  In addition, the information on the Internet is constantly changing.  Just as libraries do not endorse the viewpoints of materials in their collections, they do not endorse viewpoints of materials found in their electronic information.  The library accepts no responsibility for information displayed on screens which may be inadvertently viewed by others.


Approved with changes:  May 18, 2017