Internet and Computer Use Policy
MCFL, as a public agency in a democratic
society, upholds and affirms the right of each individual to have
access to constitutionally protected material. MCFL supports the
Library Bill of Rights, the Freedom to Read Statement, the Access to
Digital Information, Services, and Networks document, and the
Freedom to View Statement of the American Library Association.
The Library does not monitor the information
accessed over the Internet and is not responsible for its content.
The Library cannot guarantee users' rights to
confidentiality and privacy when accessing the Internet on Library
premises or working on Library computers.
Access to the Internet in the Library does
not imply Library endorsement of any material found on the Internet.
Parents or guardians are responsible for their
own children's use of Library computers and the Internet. MCFL
encourages parents to review information on Internet safety and
provides resources to support this effort.
computers are available during normal Library open hours.
Workstations and printers turn off 15 minutes before closing.
computers are managed by Library software to regulate computer time
and printing fees. Users must log into this system with their
Library card number and pin, or visitor pass and accept the user
agreement to begin a session.
computer users must have an MCFL card in good standing.
no fees for a Library card and no fees to use the computers.
passes are available for infrequent visitors to the Library.
There is a
fee for printing. Users may maintain a balance up to $20 on their
printing account. Money deposited on a visitor pass is not
refundable and only available for the day the pass is issued.
computers are available for one hour per day per person. Exceptions
may be granted at the discretion of Library staff based on
availability and fair access.
maintains the right to reserve select computers for special
and Computer Use Policy and Behavior Policy are posted in the
Library and on the website. Patrons must comply with all Library
at a time may use a computer. Exceptions may be granted at the
discretion of Library staff.
be saved to portable storage devices. Files saved on hard drives of
public computers will be erased upon workstation reboot.
personal software programs is not permitted. Users may not modify
Library software, hardware or change computer settings. Any attempt
to damage or hack computer equipment, software or the stability or
security of a workstation or its connection to the Internet will
result in the loss of computer privileges and may lead to criminal
using a computer to display content which causes a disruption in the
Library may be asked to clear the display or move.
MCFL is not
responsible for persons using its Internet service or computers for
illegal activities. Illegal use of the Internet, including accessing
child pornography, will be reported to law enforcement.
filtering is available on public computers.
violation of Library policies and guidelines may result in the loss
of computer or Library privilege.
responsible for any consequences of copyright infringement.
U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17,
U.S. Code) prohibits the unauthorized reproduction or
distribution of copyrighted materials, except as permitted by the
principle of "fair use." Copyrighted materials may not be copied or
distributed without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.
Related policies: Library Behavior Policy.
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