Computer & Internet Use

Policy #200

Adopted:  September 17, 2002. Revised: Jan. 2013

200.1  Introduction

“The mission of the Fraser Lake Public Library is to open doors to a world of information, education, and recreation, thereby enhancing the economic, social, and cultural vitality of our community.”

The Internet is a rich resource that can meet the informational, educational, and recreational needs of the people within the community.  However, the Internet is unregulated.  A variety of information is available, from reliable and authoritative to controversial and offensive.  The Fraser Lake Public Library is not responsible for the content or quality of information accessed through the Internet.  It is up to the user to decide if information accessed is valid.

200.2  Content

The Fraser Lake Public Library considers Internet information resources an extension of our material collections for the library users.  Public access to the Internet is provided in keeping with our role as a source of information, intellectual development and enrichment for the community.

The Fraser Lake Public Library does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content.

FRASER LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY DOES NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS OR APPROPRIATENESS OF INTERNET MATERIAL.

200.3  Confidentiality

The Confidentiality Statement (Policy #104 Membership) applies to the use of Internet resources.  However, the library cannot guarantee another user will not access the information you enter.  Users should take necessary precautions by signing out and exiting programs.

200.4  Physical Access

  1. Users must sign in and sign out at the beginning and end of their Internet sessions.
  2. Time will be limited to ½ hour when the Internet is in demand.
  3. An adult must accompany children under six.
  4. No one is to download or save information or files to the hard drive.
  5. No one is to manipulate or change computer settings.
  6. Print outs will be available for a fee.
  7. Internet use is free for the first half hour and $1.00 per each half hour after that.
  8. Only one person to be on a computer at any one time.