Computer and Internet Access Policy

Internet Policy:

The Library supports the American Library Association Intellectual Freedom statements which include the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read. The Library supports the user's right to privacy for Internet sessions, as with all resources and services provided by the library.

Parents and guardians of children, not the Library or staff, are responsible for their children's use of the Internet through the Library's connection. Parents are advised to supervise their children's Internet sessions.

The Internet is an exciting medium, but users should be aware that there are risks. Mitchellville Public Library does not monitor information accessed over the Internet and cannot guarantee the validity or accuracy of information found on the Internet. Library patrons are advised, as with all library materials, to exercise judgment and discrimination to evaluate the usefulness and reliability of material found on the Internet. The Library also assumes that users will exercise good judgment and good taste.

 

Internet Rules and Guidelines:

First Time Users:

All users must read the Public Internet Access Policy. The Library reserves the right to terminate an Internet session at any time.

 

Time

The Internet workstation is available during library hours and may be subject to restrictions. Unreserved time may be used on a walk-in basis. Patrons who are 10 or more minutes late will forfeit the reserved computer to walk-in patrons. The Library reserves the right to limit the number of patrons using a terminal at the same time. All individuals at a workstation must have a consent form on file.