McDowell County Public Library
Internet and Computer Use Rules

·        To use the Internet at the Library, all users must agree to the Library’s Internet Access Rules by clicking below.

·        If computers are shared, all users must agree to the Library’s Internet Access Rules.

·        All users of electronic information resources are expected to use these resources in a responsible manner, consistent with the educational and informational purposes for which they are provided, and to follow the Library’s basic rules and regulations.

·        Computer use is managed with a PC reservation system.  Each session is for 60 minutes, Patrons are limited to two hours per day.    If you know you will be needing the computer for more than the two-hour limit because of serious study, job-searching or testing, you may check with the circulation staff to arrange additional session time.  These rules will be enforced to ensure fair and equitable use.

·        Children 11 years and under using the computers must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or legal care giver.

·        Damage to computer equipment will be the financial responsibility of the user or the parent or guardian of a child under the age of 17.

·        A parent, guardian, or legal caregiver, through signature, is responsible for the access of young adults from the ages of 12 to 17.

·        It is the responsibility of parents, guardians, or caregivers to determine what is appropriate for their own children.

·        Be considerate in your use of the Internet. You are in a public place where children may be present.

·        You cannot send, receive or display inappropriate materials, defined as text or graphics that may reasonably be construed as obscene.

·        Respect the privacy of others.

·        Do not misrepresent yourself by access code, password or signature.

·        Do not attempt to alter hardware or software.

·        Do not make copies of copyrighted or licensed software or data unless such use is authorized.

·        Please use “Print Preview” before printing.  All copies will be paid for at the Self-Serve vending coin box.  You then may retrieve your copies from the staff at the circulation desk.

·        Any violation of policy may result in Internet privilege suspension for a time determined by policy and/or by the Director.  Illegal use of the Internet will be subject to prosecution and loss of all library privileges.