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A card from the Wadsworth Public Library is required to use the Library's public access
computers. Any Ohio resident may apply for a card, free of charge. Out-of-state visitors
may obtain a temporary "Guest Pass." Library card-holders with outstanding fines/fees
that prevent them from borrowing materials are not permitted to use the public access
computers.


2.1.1 Single-User Policy


The Library’s single-user policy provision also extends to use of the Library’s internet
access public computers. Only the individual cardholder named on the library account
may gain access to the public computers with that card. Violation of this policy will lead to
the revocation of library privileges.


2.1.2 Time Limits


The Library has set time limits to ensure that computers are available to as many patrons
as possible. Patrons will be limited as to length of time per log-in; number of log-ins; and
total time per day.

2.1.3 Internet Access


The Library provides free Internet access for use by authorized persons and for legal
activity only.


The Internet is an unregulated medium, and the Library is not responsible for the content
or accuracy of information accessed over the Internet, nor can the Library control remote
server availability or Internet response time. The Library does not guarantee that any
particular website or electronic transaction will work, or be compatible with, library
equipment. Anyone using the Library's computer system consents to all of the Library's
policies and rules.


Patrons agree to hold the Library harmless from any claims, losses, demands, liabilities,
obligations, cause of action, suit, judgment, expense (including attorney's fees), etc.
relating to the use of the Library's computer equipment, network, phone lines, wireless
service, or Internet connection.


          2.1.3.1Confidentiality and Privacy


           The Library does NOT guarantee that any username, password, email, credit card number,
financial, or any other information entered is private or secure. The Library recommends that you do NOT use the public work station for any financial, confidential, or private transactions. 


          2.1.3.2Access by Minors


           While the Library makes all reasonable effort to ensure patron compliance with this policy,
parents or legal guardians are ultimately responsible for a child's use of the Internet.
Library staff is not responsible for monitoring or controlling a child's use of the Internet,
except when that use violates this policy. At its discretion, the Library reserves the right
to deny minors use of the Internet when unaccompanied by a parent or legal guardian.


          2.1.3.3Wireless Access


           The Library provides wireless access to the Internet for those using their own computers
or mobile devices.


          2.1.3.4Printing


           The Library’s computers are networked to a printer for the convenience of Library patrons.
Patrons may print fifty (50) pages per day without cost. Patrons printing more than fifty
(50) pages per day will be charged ten cents per page. It is the patron’s responsibility to
insure that he/she is printing only the desired number of pages he/she wishes to print. 

          2.1.3.5Warnings and Restrictions


           Patrons may not use any Library computer to harass others or for illegal purposes that
violate local, state, or federal laws. Illegal activity will be subject to the legal consequences
available under the law.


           The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the
reproduction, distribution, adaptation, public performance, and public display of
copyrighted material. Responsibility for any possible copyright infringement lies solely
with the user. The Library disclaims any responsibility or liability resulting thereof.


           Patrons may not attempt in any way to alter, damage, abuse, or sabotage computer
equipment or software, alter configurations, or install any software. Damage to the
Library's computers and/or databases, or attempts to access non-public areas of the
network may result in prosecution and loss of computer privileges.


         The display of objects or pictures that are sexually suggestive, extremely violent, etc. could
be in violation of Ohio's Harmful to Juveniles statutes. Such displays are subject to a
response from local law enforcement.


         Patrons who violate this policy will be asked to cease their computer use. If they continue,
they will be asked to leave the Library. 

adopted: 9/19/2005 | revised: 11/19/2007, 6/22/2009, 6/20/2011, 6/19/2017, 1/1/2018