Basic Computer and Internet Information
- Computer and Internet users must check in at the circulation desk.
- Young people under the age of 18 must have a consent form filled in by a parent or guardian in order to use the Internet.
- Computer users are limited to one hour sessions unless no one else is waiting for computer time.
- There is a two hour per day maximum limit of computer use per person.
- The library is not responsible for any information or sites obtained by the computer user.
- Anyone caught using pornographic sites will receive a warning the first time. A second offense will result in the suspension of privileges for six months. A third offense will result in a suspension of privileges for an additional one year period.
- Copies may be made for a fee. Black and white copies are 20 cents per page and colored copies are 25 cents per copy.
- The library staff can offer basic assistance in getting started with the computers.
- Patrons with specific programs should have personal knowledge of the program and manage it on their own.
- The Cornell Public Library provides free access to the Internet as an informational, educational and recreational resource.
- The library expects that all use of the electonic resources will be responsible and consistant with the purpose for which these resources are provided. The Cornell Public Library does not monitor, or filter Internet use.
- The library has no control over the information accessed through the Internet, and is not responsible for it's content.
Accepable Use Guidelines
- All users of the computers and the Internet are expected to use these resources in a reponsible manner and follow these guidelines.
- Computer use is for educational, informational and recreational purposes only. It is NOT to be used for any unauthorized, illegal or unethical purposes.
- Respect the privacy of others using the workstations, by not interfering with their use.
- Make only authorized copies of copyrighted or licensed software or data.
- Do not send, receive or display text or graphics which may be reasonably considered obsence.
- Do not alter the setup or configuration of any library hardware or software.
- Do not engage in any activities which might be disruptive to other library users.
Children and the Internet
- Children under the age of 18 must have an Internet Consent Form signed by their parent or guardian before they are allowed to use the Internet.
- The parent or guardian has the sole responsibility to determine what is an acceptable age for their child to start using the Internet. As with other library materials, restrictions of a child's access to the Internet is the sole responsibility of the parent or guardian.
- The library cannot control the information young people may find on the Internet. For these reasons, the supervision of children using the Internet is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.
Using the Internet
- Learning to use the Internet is best done by doing.
- The library staff will be able to get you started, but will not be able to assist computer users with individual problems or specific programs.
- Computer time slots may be reserved by calling the library at 715-239-3709.
- Reserved computers will be held for 15 minutes past the reserved time. If that library patron has not arrived to use the computer by that time, another patron will be given the time slot.
- One hour time slots are allowed for patrons, with a maximum of two hours of use per day.
- The library staff reserves the right to impose restrictions on users of the Internet if deemed necessary.
- Any patron with ten dollars or more in fines will not be allowed to use computers until their fines have been paid.
- Persons caught on pornographic sites will recieve a warning on their first offense. A second offense will result in the supension of privileges for six months. And a third offense will result in a suspension of privileges for an additional year.
- The Cornell Public Library disclaims any liability or responsibility arising from access to, or use of, information obtained through the Internet.
- Just as librarians to not vouch for, or endorse the viewpoints of written material in their collections, they do not endorse electronic information. The Cornell Public Library has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for the accuracy or validity of it's content.
Wireless Internet Access
- The Cornell Public Library offers wireless Internet access to our patrons and visitors.
- This is a free, unfiltered wireless Intenet access.
- The wireless connection can be found as "publiclibrary" under network connections on your laptop computer.
- Patrons are cautioned that security for personal data and wireless devices rests solely with the owner of the wireless device.
- The library assumes no responsiblity for the safety of the patron's equipment or for any damage that might occur to a patron's computer configurations or data resulting from connection to the library's wireless access.
- Library staff can only offer basic assistance in getting started with the wireless network. Staff members are not trained to assist in troubleshooting problems with patron's personal devices.
- Library power outlets may not always be available.
- The library does not guarantee that patrons will always be able to make a wireless connection.
- Violation of policies and regulations that govern the use of the library's Internet resources may result in the suspension or loss of privileges to use these resources.
- Any illegal activity involving the library's Internet resources will be subject to prosecution by the appropriate authorites.