The Spooner Memorial Library is providing access to the Internet as a means to enhance the information and learning opportunities for the citizens of the library's service area. The Board of Trustees has established the Internet use policy to ensure appropriate and effective use of this resource. Access to the Internet is available to all patrons; however, this service may be restricted at any time for use not consistent with the guidelines. Parents of minor children must assume responsibility for their children's use of the library's Internet service; prior to being granted access to the Internet, anyone under 18 years of age, along with a parent or guardian, must sign the Internet Use Agreement. No child under 12 years of age may use the Internet independently. An adult guardian must supervise him or her at all times. All users must sign in prior to beginning their session.
Users should be aware that the inappropriate use of electronic information resources can be a violation of local, state, and federal laws and can lead to prosecution. The user will be held responsible for his/her actions using the Internet. Users are expected to abide by the policies below, which include generally accepted rules of network etiquette. Unacceptable uses will result in the suspension or revocation of Internet use privileges.
The Internet is a decentralized, un-moderated global network; the Spooner Memorial Library has no control over the content found there. The library will not censor access to material nor protect users from offensive information, and it is not responsible for the availability and accuracy of information found on the Internet. The library cannot assure that data or files downloaded by users are virus-free. The library is not responsible for damages to equipment or data on a user's personal computer from the use of data downloaded from the library's Internet service. The use of the Internet and e-mail is not guaranteed to be private. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities will be reported to the proper authorities.
• Users may use the Internet for research and the acquisition of information
• Users may use the Internet for the receipt and transmission of electronic mail (e-mail) as long as they use a free e-mail service
• Internet use is offered in sixty (60) minute sessions on a first-come, first-served basis; each user is allowed one session per day
• Users will respect and uphold copyright laws and all other applicable laws and regulations; they will not use it for illegal purposes
• Users will respect the rights and privacy of others by not accessing private files
• Users agree not to incur any costs for the library through their use of the Internet
• Users shall not create and/or distribute computer viruses over the Internet
• Users shall not deliberately or willfully cause damage to computer equipment, or programs.
A wireless connection is available for those who bring their laptop or hand-held devise equipped with a wireless card. Wireless users are expected to adhere to the Library’s Internet Use Policy. Violations of our policy will result in the loss of library and computer privileges. Wireless networks are not secure and use is at the individual's own risk. Virus, security and privacy protection are the responsibility of the patron and are not provided by the library.