The Scott County Public Library offers computer usage with both terminal and wireless access.  Residents need to obtain a library card with a pin number in order to use the library‚Äôs terminals.  Non-residents may obtain a guest pass at the information desk with a photo ID.  Wireless is available to anyone with a laptop that has wireless capabilities, and there is no sign-in for this service. 

INTERNET USAGE GUIDELINES
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Official Documentation of the Internet Policy 

Scott County Public Library

Board of Directors

Internet Policy and Acceptable Use Policy

The Internet is a global collection of computer networks that connects thousands of computers all over the world. Access to the Internet provides the user with vast amounts of information available through these connections. Use of the Internet shall be in accordance with the Library's mission statement to "provide current, high demand, high interest materials in various formats and perform a variety of services for community residents of all ages to help meet their personal, educational and professional needs". Though the Internet is perhaps the most advanced and broadest source of information, like all other library provided sources and services, its use is subject to Library policy and guidelines.

DISCLAIMER

 

While the Library offers suggestions to a wide range of useful, and interesting sites, all Internet sites are accessible through the Library's Internet provider. This allows access to ideas, information and commentary from around the globe and a vast array of tools and resources for different age levels and points-of-view, some of which may contain inaccurate, controversial and even offensive material. The Internet is an unregulated, ungoverned fluid source of information that is constantly changing. The Library does not endorse the viewpoints or vouch for the accuracy of information obtained through the Internet. Selection policies, which serve to govern the Library's purchase of materials, are not applicable for materials accessed electronically. The Library has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. We firmly believe that the valuable information and interactions available on this worldwide network far outweigh the possibility of access to materials not consistent with Library goals.

 ACCEPTABLE USE

All users of electronic information resources such as Internet are expected to use these resources in a responsible manner, consistent with the educational, informational and recreational purposes for which they are provided.

Responsible, ethical, use of Internet resources includes the following:

 WIRELESS

1.  All relevant library rules, regulations and policies apply to wireless use, including but not limited to, the SCPL Internet Access Policy.

2.  The library is not responsible for the content, accuracy, or availability or any external sites.

3.  Wireless connections are not secure.  Users should not transmit credit card information, passwords or any other sensitive personal or business information over the library's wireless network.  Anti-virus and security protection are the responsibility of the patron.

4.  The library is not responsible for any loss of data, theft, or damage to personal equipment or software.

5.  Library staff cannot provide technical assistance on using the library's wireless network.

6.  There is not guarantee that a wireless connection can be made or maintained.

7.  The library assumes no responsibility for any alterations or interference with a computing device's configurations, operation or data files resulting from connection to the wireless network.

8.  The library reserves the right to terminate a wireless Internet session at any time.

 ACCESS BY MINORS

In-Library access to the Internet is available to anyone in good standing with the library. Parents of minor children are responsible for overseeing their child's use of the Internet. Parents and children are encouraged to read the pamphlet "Child Safety on the Information Highway", jointly produced by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the interactive Services Association.  Link to Child Safety on the Information Highway (pdf)

 ASSISTANCE

Library staff will assist patrons with Internet use as time permits, but cannot offer personal instruction.

 TIME LIMITS

Internet use may be limited to prescribed lengths of time to provide greater access for all patrons.

VIOLATION OF GUIDELINES

Misuse or abuse of this computer or Internet access may result in suspension of Internet access privileges. Persons using this equipment agree not to make any changes to the setup or configuration of the software or hardware. Violations of the letter and / or spirit of these guidelines may result in the suspension of Internet privileges. Violations of laws governing Internet use may result in criminal prosecution.

2008 Internet Policy
Scott County Public Library
Board of Directors