|Computers at the library|
NPLD currently has the following computers for patron use:
Usage is on a “first come, first served" basis and is limited to one-half (1/2) hour blocks when others are waiting.
Copyright laws forbid duplication of copyrighted software. The Library may restrict the use of personal software on library computers. Library software shall not be copied and must be returned to the circulation desk before use of another software product.
There is a charge for each data disk purchased from the library and a charge per page for printouts from a library computer.
The Internet Access Policy (see below) and any utilization policies will be posted at the Internet computers.
Internet Access Policy
The Internet allows users to connect to networks of resources outside the library. The Nippersink Library has no control over these resources nor does the library have complete knowledge of what is on the Internet. Information on the Internet may be reliable and current or it may be inaccurate, out-of-date, or unavailable at times. Some content may be offensive. Because library filters are not 100% effective, library users access the Internet at their own discretion. Staff will assist patrons with the Internet use as time permits but cannot offer personal instruction. Formal instruction or information on Internet may be offered by the library at designated times. Nippersink Library is bound by an agreement with its Internet provider. This agreement prohibits any unlawful use of the Internet and prohibits personal logins.
The library will not provide disks or accept disks for downloading information from the Internet. Downloading information from a website onto the hard drive of the library's computer is prohibited.
Information and resources on the Internet enhance those already held in the library and often go beyond what is locally available. Users are encouraged to take advantage of the Internet and to exercise good judgment and discretion in their use of it. Books about the Internet are available in the library's material collection.
Rules for Using the Public Access Computers
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