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Youth under 17 years of age must have permission from a parent or legal guardian to use the Internet.  The parent or guardian’s signature is required on the library application card.  Cards may not be taken home for signatures; they must be signed at the library.

  1. A current Royse City Library card in good standing will be required in order to use the Internet computers. The Library also provides Wireless Internet Access.
  2. Computers may be reserved up to three days in advance for 30 minute increments.  You must be present at the beginning of the reserved time period.  If you are still absent after five minutes, you will forfeit the reservation.
  3. Users are limited to 30 minutes at a time.  Exceptions will be made for persons requesting additional time for lengthy projects.
  4. You may not use your own software programs on the Internet workstations. This will prevent computer viruses that are common on public computers.
  5. The Internet computers shall not be used to access sexually explicit materials or other materials that appeal to prurient interest.
  6. Printing is allowed but counts as part of the 30 minute time limit.  Copies are 10 cents per page for black and white, and 25 cents per page for color.  Patrons are responsible for all pages printed, regardless of intent or value to the patron.
  7. To ensure the equitable delivery of all library services, Library staff may assist patrons in the initial access to the Internet and provide basic search suggestions, but cannot offer extensive personal instruction nor conduct research for patrons.
  8. In attempting to answer telephone reference questions, the Library staff will use all available resources including the Internet. However, any request for extensive research will have to be done by the patron in the library.
  9. Internet access is available during the library’s normal opening hours.
  10. Information gathered on the Internet may be inaccurate, misleading, incomplete, or outdated.
  11. Failure to abide by this policy and guidelines and failure to use the Internet stations appropriately and responsibly may result in revocation of Internet use privileges, and/or criminal prosecution.
  12. Users should be aware of the following Texas Penal Code:

 

43.22 Obscene Display or Distribution

(a)  A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly displays or distributes an obscene photograph, drawing, or similar visual representation or other obscene material and is reckless about whether a person is present who will be offended or alarmed by the display or distribution.

(b)  An offence under this section is a Class C Misdemeanor.