Library Technology Use Policy
Access to the Libraryís computer
network is a privilege, not a right. To adhere to the American Library
Associationís Library Bill of Rights, the Library offers unfiltered internet
access. The Library is not responsible for the quality or content of information
encountered on the internet nor any damage or loss of data incurred while using
Library technology. Any claims, liabilities, actions or damages to personal
property arising from use of any library owned or leased electronic services, or
resulting from the use of data made available through electronic information
services are not the responsibility of Brownell Library. Staff cannot
offer technical support for non-Library owned equipment.
To ensure fair and legal
use of Library technology, through Library equipment and Library wireless access
users must observe the following:
Be considerate of others.
Respect the privacy of others.
Immediately report any
computer or printer problems to staff.
Adhere to computer use time
limits as defined in the logging in process.
Supply their own portable
devices for saving data.
Pay all printing fees as
defined in the logging in process.
Use headphones to avoid
Leave computers and software
as you found them. Computers are turned
on and off only by staff.
modifying or removing equipment, software or data belonging to the Library is
Working from DOS prompt or
Terminal is prohibited.
Violating U.S., state, or
local laws is prohibited.
Using another personís barcode
number or permitting another person to use their barcode number to access the
computer network, internet or electronic services, is prohibited.
Accessing or loading
pornographic, obscene, or sexually explicit material is inappropriate in a
public environment and is prohibited.
Disrupting or engaging in unauthorized monitoring of
electronic communications, including excessive use of the Libraryís internet
All users of the Brownell Library, regardless of
age, have equal access to the information provided by the Library. The
Library's policy on the use of computers and access to the internet is
the same as for the borrowing of books: parents and guardians of children are
responsible for the appropriate use by children, and only their own children, of
the Library facilities, and the Library assumes no responsibility for
supervising users who are minors.
Users who try to bypass the security of the network or fail to comply with our
technology guidelines will lose technology privileges. The Library will assist
These rules were approved by
the Board of Trustees of the Brownell Library, May 14th, 1996, and revised on
October 9, 1999, January 22, 2001, April 15, 2003, August 1, 2005, May 15, 2007
and June 16, 2015.