the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent/other responsible adult over
the age of 18 to use the internet.
adults between the ages of 13 and 15 inclusive must have a signed parental Internet use
permission slip on file OR be accompanied by a parent or
other responsible adult over the age of 18 to use the Internet.
users must have a valid library card. A drivers license or other acceptable
photo identification may be used by non-area residents.
users' library cards must have a "Good" status. Fines/fees
must be paid and overdue materials returned before computer/internet privileges
will be granted.
must sign in at the circulation desk before using
users will be limited to two hours per day Monday-Saturday and one hour
per day on Sunday. Users may not specify which computer they want to use
unless they need the color printer. Computer use sessions will be limited
to one hour, if others are waiting.
more than two people may be at any library computer at one time.
patrons may access e-mail using their web e-mail, HotMail, or similar accounts.
from computer/internet resources is $.25 per page for all pages printed.
Please preview print jobs to prevent wasted pages. Printer charges
must be paid at the circulation desk.
users may not save files to the computer's hard drive, change
computer settings, or bookmark Internet sites.
disks or devices must be scanned at the circulation desk prior to using them in
the library computers.
may download data to floppy disks. Writable CDs are available for purchase at the
circulation desk for $2.00 each ($.50 each for floppy disks).
of any material in violation of any U.S. or state regulation is prohibited. Examples
include copyrighted items, threatening or obscene/pornographic material, or
material protected by trade secret.
who use the Library's Internet resources to access obscene/pornographic sites in
violation of Title 18, Chapter 59, 5903 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes or other statutes, or in violation of provisions of the Homeland
Security Act, will be banned from use of the library's computer resources.
penalty for violation of library computer/Internet use rules will be a three (3)
month ban for the first offense, six (6) months for the second offense, and a
permanent ban for the third offense.
Mifflin County Library makes no warranties for Internet sites. Library
staff cannot control the availability of information links, which often change
rapidly and unpredictably.
need to be good information consumers. Not all sources on the Internet
provide accurate, complete, or current information. Use of any information
obtained via the Internet is at the user's own risk.
Be polite. Use appropriate
Do not reveal personal information, e.g.: address, phone number, credit card
problems should be reported to the library staff.
Vandalism will result in the cancellation of user privileges.
Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data,
including the uploading or creating of computer viruses, changing computer
settings, or downloading or installing software programs not already available.
LIBRARY INTERNET AGREEMENT
I understand and will abide by the Mifflin County Library Internet Use rules
and other conditions listed above or posted by the Internet computers.
I further understand that any violation of the regulations is unethical
and may result in loss of access privileges and/or appropriate legal action.
I have received a copy of the Mifflin County Library Internet Use
policies for my files.