Internet Use Policy

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In introducing the Internet as an information resource, the library’s goal is to enhance its existing collection in size and depth and as a public access agency, give opportunity to any citizen who wishes to participate in navigating the Internet.   The library staff is happy to provide suggestions of websites for specific information needs, or to suggest other sources such as databases or interlibrary loan, when appropriate.

User Responsibility
The freedom to access information is also a responsibility.  The Internet enables the library to provide resources not available within the confines of its own collection.  However, the Internet is an unregulated medium. The library staff cannot control information accessible through the Internet and is not responsible for its content or accuracy.  Not all sources on the Internet provide accurate, complete, or valid information.

Children’s Use
All Internet resources accessible through the library are provided equally to all library users.  Parents or guardians are responsible for the Internet information selected and/or accessed by children.  Parents are encouraged to work closely with their child in selecting material that is consistent with personal family values.  The staff of the Royse City Public Library will not be responsible for any information minors may access on the Internet.

Warning
Although we use a virus checker on the computers, it will not completely protect you from the chance of getting a virus.  Software downloaded from the Internet may contain a virus and you need to have virus checking software in your computer.  The Royse City Library is not responsible for damage to a patron’s disk or computer, for any loss of data, damage, or to liability that may occur from patron’s use of the library’s computers.

Users May Not

  1. Use computers to gain unauthorized access to the library’s network or computer system or to any other network or computer system.
  2. Obstruct other people’s work by consuming large amount of system resources or by deliberately crashing any library computer system.
  3. Make any attempt to damage computer equipment or software
  4. Make any attempt to alter software configurations or install any software.
  5. Make any attempt to cause degradation of system performance.
  6. Violate copyright laws or software licensing agreements.
  7. Engage in any activity that is disruptive to other library patrons.
  8. Violate federal, state, or local laws or regulations.