Greenville Public Library Internet Use Policy

  1. Patrons are reminded to keep the computer lab quiet. This includes conversation, music, and cell phone ringtones.

  2. If you must make or receive a cell phone call, please do so in another room, it can be very disturbing for others in the computer lab.

  3. Users are granted two hours of computer time. If no one is waiting, patrons may stay on longer. Internet use is on a first-come, first-served basis; however reservations can be made at the stations behind the reference desk. Patrons should be aware that they may have to wait until a computer becomes available.

  4. Only one person at a time may use an Internet computer unless given permission by the librarian on duty. All persons viewing a computer screen are considered users of that computer; those under 16 must have signed permission forms.

  5. It is the right and responsibility of parents, not the library, to monitor minor children's choices. Parents are strongly urged to discuss Internet safety issues with their children.

  6. Users are responsible for their own choices, including the sending of any information such as name, address, or credit card numbers via the Internet. The library is not responsible for any liability that may arise as a result of the disclosure of financial or other personal information while accessing the Internet via a library connection.

  7. Users may not install, delete, or modify library hardware or software, or install any software on the hard drive. You may create files and save them on your own disk, flash drive or storage device.

  8. Information downloaded from the Internet may contain viruses. The library is not responsible for damage to a patron's disk or computer, or for any loss of data, damage, or liability that may occur from use of the library's computers.

  9. Use of the Internet for activities that violate local, state, or federal laws is prohibited. This includes activities such as viewing child pornography, committing fraud, hacking, spreading libel or slander, and violation of copyright laws or software licensing agreements. It is also prohibited to view graphics that may reasonably be construed as obscene.

  10. Users who violate the library's Internet use policy will be asked to terminate their session and may lose their computer privileges.

  11. Librarians will provide assistance with computer use, including recommending research procedures, but cannot be responsible for the accessibility of websites or reliability of information contained therein. Librarians will not enter a patron’s personal information on their behalf.