Computers & Internet

Langley Adams Library Public Internet & Computer Use Policy

To maximize availability to this resource, and to insure fair accessibility for all, please familiarize yourself and/or your child with this policy, which includes procedures, rules and user agreement.

In response to advances in technology and the changing needs of the community, the Langley Adams Library endeavors to develop collections, resources and services that meet the cultural, informational, recreational and educational needs of our community.  It is within this context that the Library offers computer and Internet access.

Disclaimer about Content:

The Trustees and staff of the Langley Adams Library do not control the Internet.  The Internet is a global entity. In accordance with the ALA Library Bill of Rights and a supplemental document entitled Access to Electronic Information, Services and Networks, the Langley Adams Library does not control or monitor access to material which may be accessible from other Internet sites. .Not all sites on the Internet provide accurate, complete or current information.  Library patrons use it at their own risk.  Users should evaluate Internet sources just as they do printed publications, questioning the validity of the information provided.

You may not be able to always go to the places on the Internet you want to visit.  Sometimes the database or resource is licensed to a particular institution and you need to be affiliated with that institution in order to receive access, or the host computer may have changed its address, or closed down.  Often there may be too many Internet visitors and the host computer becomes overloaded and will deny access.

The Langley Adams Library cannot be responsible for monitoring or protection you from material you may find offensive.  It is up to individuals and parents/guardians to ensure there is no access to information that has been decided upon in advance as inappropriate.

The Langley Adams Library Staff will assist and answer questions concerning the Internet depending on their expertise and time available to help.

Availability:

The computers and Internet access are normally available, subject to periodic maintenance, during regular library hours.  Computers are checked out of first come, first serve basis for one half hour.  If no one is waiting you may continue longer than the allotted time.

To use the computer you must first check in at the front desk and sign in with your library card or get a temporary number from a staff member.  To access the Internet, the user must sign the User Agreement Form (need parent/guardian signature for children 15 years and under) and then it will be kept on file at the library for future reference.

Users must sign the registration log each time they use a computer indicating their name, address, phone number and time of day. This information is for the purpose of monitoring time, and will not be kept for any other purpose.

Revised & Adopted by the Board of Library Trustees September 9, 2008.