Use of Computer

USE OF THE INTERNET COMPUTER


PROHIBITED USES / SITES

The Cold Lake Public Library has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy.

You must not use the Internet computers for illegal, actionable or criminal purposes or to seek access into unauthorized areas. You must not access inappropriate Internet sites that contain sexually explicit content or that depict excessively graphic violence toward a specific gender, ethnic or racial group.

CHILDREN

Parents are responsible for their child’s use of the Internet. Children need to have a permission form signed by their parents in order to access the internet.

The Library has an “open access” policy which allows children to have the same access as adults to all materials in the Library. Children, like adults, are prohibited from accessing inappropriate sites. If Library staff becomes aware that a child has accessed a prohibited site, they will ask the child to leave the computer at once and the child will not be allowed to use the computers again that day.

COPYRIGHT

Infringement of copyright is prohibited.

DOWNLOADING

Downloading, transmission and export of material from inappropriate sites is prohibited.

If you fail to comply with these regulations, you will be asked to leave the library. If you commit a second offense, the Library Director may ban you from using the Internet computers or from entering any library facility for a period of time. (Safe Use Bylaw, Section 11)

TIME LIMITS

The use of the Internet Computers is limited to 1 hour per patron at a time. Patrons may be allowed to book a second hour if there is an opening later in the day. Bookings will be accepted over the telephone for computer use but will be assigned to someone else if you are 15 minutes late for your assigned time.

PRINTING

The charge for printing is $.25 a page or $.15 per page if you bring your own paper. Colour printing is $1.00 a page.

EMAIL

The library does not offer electronic accounts. Email is available through various “free” email sites (i.e Hotmail).

Children’s Safety on the Internet

The Canadian Library association document Have a safe trip! A Parent’s Guide to safety on the internet is available from Library Staff and on the Internet.

Disclaimer: The Cold Lake Public Library assumes no responsibility for the quality, accuracy, or currency of any Internet resource. The Library assumes no responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect, loss of data, transmission of any viruses or loss of privacy arising from use of its World Wide Web server or its connection to other internet services.