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* If you are using computers at the Lyme Public Library to access the Internet, please read these Lyme Public Library Internet Policies and Procedures. Clicking "yes" at the bottom of the page to proceed constitutes an agreement to abide by these policies.

INTERNET ACCESS POLICY

  1. Internet resources available at the library are provided equally to all library patrons.
  2. The Lyme Public Library does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed on the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its contents.
  3. Access is available to the World Wide Web only. At this time, patrons may not send or receive e-mail (except through web based programs such as Yahoo or Hotmail), use FTP, Telnet, enter chatrooms, join newsgroups, download files to the hard drive, or use their own software programs on the Internet. This will help prevent viruses that are common on public computers.
  4. Parents or guardians, NOT THE LIBRARY, are responsible for Internet information selected and/or accessed by their children. Since the library does not censor controversial or inappropriate resources, parents are strongly urged to advise their children of appropriate Internet sites.
  5. Sexually explicit or pornographic material MAY NOT be accessed through the library’s Internet terminal. Accessing this material through the library Internet terminal will result in termination of Internet privileges.
  6. If users choose to pay for services offered on the Internet, and they send their credit card information over the Web, they do so at their own risk.
  7. Library staff cannot provide in-depth training on the Internet. Staff can offer searching suggestions and assist patrons with basic instructions.
  8. The network may not be used to transmit threatening, obscene, and/or harassing material. The copyright and licensing protection extended to materials accessed through the network will be respected.
  9. Patrons may not log on through any other Internet Service Provider.
  10. Patrons may not alter the configuration of the computer’s settings or interfaces.
  11. Misuse of the computer or Internet access may result in the loss of a patron’s computer privileges.
  12. The Library reserves the right to modify and change these policies or procedures at any time.

INTERNET ACCESS PROCEDURES

  1. Patrons under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while using the Internet or have a signed Internet permission slip on file.
  2. Access is available for searching only the World Wide Web through the Library’s service provider. At this time, you may not send or receive e-mail (except through free web-based services such as Hotmail or Yahoo), FTP, Telnet, enter chatrooms, join newsgroups, or download files to the hard drive. You may not bookmark Web sites. The library staff will bookmark sites thought to be useful and interesting.
  3. You may sign up for 1 hour of Internet access per day, including time required to print files. Please plan accordingly. Please be considerate of others when signing up more than once a week. There is no charge for the first five pages printed. After that, the charge is 25 cents per page. If you wish to copy a large file, you may wish to download it on your own floppy disk rather than print it. If you do not have a floppy disk, you may purchase one at the circulation desk for $1.00.
  4. There may be a maximum of 2 people at each Internet workstation at a time.
  5. If you choose to pay for services offered on the Internet by sending your credit card information via the Web, you do so at your own risk.
  6. When you are ready to quit, please return to the main menu and leave the computer on for the next person.
  7. Periodic downtime may be necessary for maintenance, technical difficulties, or staff use.
  8. If you feel that information you have obtained via the Internet is inaccurate or offensive, we suggest you contact the original producer/distributor of that information.
  9. If you have questions or concerns about the computer or the Internet access, please ask a library staff member.

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