Internet Access Policy
Access to the Internet is provided by the library as part of our mission to serve the educational, informational, cultural, and entertainment needs of the community. The library provides access to the world wide web via the Ohio Public Library Information Network.
Library Patrons may use this resource at their own risk. The parents or legal guardians of patrons under the age of 18 may deny access by notifying the library, and a block will be placed on the minor patron's account. As with other library materials, it is the patron or the parent or legal guardian of the minor patron who assumes responsibility for supervising access to the internet resources through the library. Parents are encouraged to work closely with their children in selecting materials on the internet. The library cannot be responsible for any content provided by others on the internet.
Library computers, equipment, and connectivity must not be used for any unlawful or unethical purpose. The computers are to be used for educational, informational, and recreational purposes only. Library resources must not be used for unauthorized, unlawful, or unethical purposes. Unacceptable usage includes (but is not limited to) harassment, libel, disruption or unauthorized monitoring of private electronic communications, unauthorized copying of copyright-protected software or data, cracking of computer systems' security, violation of software license agreements, or display of materials that are not suited for display in a public area where children may be present. Since this is a public service, you may not send, receive, or display any content that may reasonably be construed as obscene. Patrons who make unlawful or objectionable use may lose internet privileges.
Patrons may NOT install any software on the library's computers. This includes plug-ins, software that is brought on disk, downloaded software, or any software at all. Patron's who bring in their own laptop computers or other devices and connect via the library's wireless network may download and install software onto their own computers at their own discretion, but the library cannot be responsible for software downloaded from the internet.
Printing is available at 25¢ per sheet. There is no guarantee that any given web page will consume any given number of physical pages. Some web pages may use more paper than anticipated.