Pulaski County Public Library System
Internet/Computer Use Policy
As part of its mission to provide a broad range of information in a variety of formats, the Pulaski County Public Library System provides access to the Internet. In fulfilling its role of Information Provider, the Public Library System enables library patrons and staff to retrieve information using the Libraryís computer network to access global networks located on the Internet.
Pulaski County Public Library
System does not control and cannot monitor the information available and
accessed via the Internet; therefore, the Library System cannot be held
responsible for its content. The
Library System cannot guarantee that information on the Internet is accurate.
If requested, Library Staff will assist patrons in conducting
searches and offer guidance on evaluating sources and verifying information
accessed on the Internet. Library Patrons are encouraged to be critical consumers and
to evaluate information carefully.
ACCESS AND USE:
Pulaski County Public
Library System has unfiltered and filtered computers available for use as
designated by the Library Board of Trustees.
Library Patrons under the age of
eighteen (18) must have a parentís/guardianís signature of permission (see
Juvenile Internet/Computer Permission Form) to use the Libraryís computers
especially when not accompanied in the Library by parent/guardian.
When a parent/guardian accompanies his/her child(ren) to the Public
Library System to use a computer with Internet access, the parent/guardian
determines whether his/her child(ren) has/have unfiltered or filtered use of
Children under the age of eight (8) may use the Internet only under the direct supervision of a parent/guardian. Children between the age of eight (8) to twelve (12) will use the computers in the Childrenís Department if unaccompanied by a parent/guardian . Youth between the ages of twelve (12) to eighteen (18) will use the computers designated for teens or for research/homework if unaccompanied by a parent/guardian.
A stand-alone computer will be
available for patron use to do word processing/spreadsheets from their own
The Public Library System is not responsible for disks or for incorrect downloading of files.
The Public Library System is not responsible for any damages that may occur to
disks as a result of electrical malfunctions, power surges, computer viruses,
Printing is available from the stand-alone computer/printer. Printing will be fifteen (15) cents per page.
Computer paper will be available from the Circulation or Information
Non-compliance with the Public Library Systemís policy and guidelines
for computer/Internet use may result in denial of access to Public Library
By checking out a computer at the Pulaski County Public Library System,
a Library Patron agrees to abide by the terms of the Public Library Systemís
Acceptable Internet/Computer Use Policy and by the terms of related
computer/Internet procedures of the Public Library System.
RIGHTS OF PATRONS:
The Standards of Intellectual
Freedom and Confidentiality endorsed by the American LibraryAssociation (ALA)
and the Pulaski County Public Library Board of Trustees for traditional library
media shall apply to all electronic media including the Internet.
The Library Staff will treat the
contents of electronic files as private and confidential just as other library
files. Applicable Federal, State or
local laws as well as Pulaski County Public Library System policies will govern
any inspection of electronic files and any action based upon such inspections.
The users of the Public Library computers as well as the Public Library
System are bound by local, State and Federal laws relating to copyright,
security, obscenity, pornography and other statues regarding electronic media.
Violations of the law will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement
Illegal use, misuse or unauthorized use by Patrons of the Pulaski County Public Library System computers, facilities and information resources may result in permanent revocation of library privileges.
Illegal use of computers that
violate Federal, State or local laws include but are not limited by the
Any misuse or unauthorized use by
Library Patrons of the Pulaski County Public Library
The following, though the list is not comprehensive, are unacceptable uses of the Pulaski County Public Library Systemís computers:
Approved: February, 1999
Reviewed: November 13, 2001
Revised: November 27, 2001
Reviewed: September 10 & 30, 2003
Revised/Approved: September 30, 2003