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Please read this document carefully before signing the Agreement.
The Colleton County Memorial Library is pleased to offer our patrons access
to the Internet. Access to the Internet is compatible with the Library's
mission statement and materials selection policy to provide informational,
educational, cultural, and recreational resources in a variety of formats to
meet the needs of its patrons. The Internet allows users to connect to vast
networks of information, resources, and ideas outside the library. The
Library has no control over these resources nor does the Library have
complete knowledge of what is on the Internet. Information on the Internet
may be reliable and current or it may be inaccurate, out-of-date, or
unavailable at times. The Internet and its resources are always changing.
Users should be warned that some materials that are available on the
Internet might contain items that are illegal, inaccurate, defamatory, and
potentially offensive and/or disturbing to some people. We believe the
benefits of Internet access as an expanding information source far exceeds
any disadvantages. Library users access the Internet at their own
discretion. Ultimately, as with other library materials, a minor's access to
the Internet is the responsibility of the parent.
GUIDELINES FOR USE
By using a public Internet workstation at the Colleton County Memorial
Library you agree to the following guidelines:
- All users of electronic information resources such as the Internet
are expected to use these resources in a responsible manner, consistent
with the educational and informational purposes for which they are
provided and to follow these rules and regulations.
- Responsible, ethical use of such resources includes the following:
- Using resources for educational, informational and
recreational purposes only; not for unauthorized, illegal or
Unauthorized uses include accessing chat rooms, gambling sites, and
games not preinstalled by the library
- Respecting the privacy of others by not misrepresenting oneself
as another user; by not attempting to modify or gain access to
files, passwords, or data belonging to others; by not seeking
unauthorized access to any computer system, or damaging or altering
software components of any network or database.
- Further respecting the privacy of others using public access
workstations at the Colleton County Memorial Library by not
interfering with their use. Small children are not allowed to
accompany patrons at Internet terminals.
- Making only authorized copies of copyrighted or licensed
software or data. U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U. S. Code)
prohibits the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of
copyrighted materials, except as permitted by the principles of
"fair use." Users may not copy or distribute electronic materials
without the explicit permission of the copyright holder. Any
responsibility for any consequences of copyright infringement lies
with the user; the Library expressly disclaims any liability or
responsibility arising from such use.
- Not sending, receiving, or displaying, text or graphics which
may reasonably be construed as obscene as defined in South Carolina
Code of Laws (Title 16-15-260). This is a public library serving
patrons of all ages. Some of the materials available on the Internet
may be disturbing and/or illegal. If you should acess a stie that
displays material that may be considered illegal or pornographic
under South Carolina Law(Title 16), you should exit immediately.
Accessing and displaying illegal or pornographic materials will
result in loss of your Internet privileges and may result in
prosecution. It is your responsibility to know all applicable
federal, state, and local laws for which you may be in violation.
- Misuse or abuses of a computer or Internet access will result in
suspension of Internet access privileges.
- You must sign-in and out at the Circulation desk each time you
use the Internet.
- You must present your library card or a picture ID when you
sign-in, agree to abide by the Internet Acceptable Use Agreement
Form posted at all Internet terminals and must be in good-standing,
meaning that no fines or fees are outstanding for over 2 months for
any card for which you have assumed responsibility.
- Minor children must also have a parent or legal guardian sign an
Internet Acceptable Use Agreement form. A signed letter from a
parent/legal guardian giving permission for a child under 18 to use
the Internet is acceptable.
- Printing from the Internet is available and is 20 cents per
page. Copies may be picked up at the Circulation Desk. You will be
responsible for all print jobs sent to the printer from your
assigned terminal. Be careful to select only those pages that you
wish to print. If in doubt, ask for staff assistance.
- Staff will provide limited assistance for basic start up
procedures. Orientation and training sessions are available at
regularly scheduled times. If you need assistance in using the
Internet or Microsoft Word software, you may have someone assist you
at your assigned terminal provided that person has also signed-up.
Multiple users will be placed only in a computer room.
- There is a 30 minute limit on the Internet stations when others
are signed up on a waiting list. You will be notified if you will be
limited to 30 minutes.
- Internet stations are available during the following times
Mon. - Thurs - 9:00 AM-7:45 PM
Friday - 9:00 AM-5:45 PM
Saturday - 9:00 AM-4:45 PM