- A Nelson County Public Library Internet and Computer Use Agreement form must be read and signed in order to use the Library’s computers. Ask for a copy at the circulation desk.
- Patrons under the age of 18 must have a Nelson County Public Library Internet and Computer Use Agreement form signed by a parent or guardian prior to using library computers or observing someone else using a library computer.
- Computer users need their library card to sign on to a computer or to get a reservation at the circulation desk.
- Computers are not to be turned off at any time except by library staff.
- Floppy disks may be purchased for 50 cents at the circulation desk.
- Violations of the Library’s Internet and Computer Use Policies will result in forfeiture of computer privileges.
Computer Usage Violations
- When someone is observed, by other patrons or staff, displaying an offensive site, we first give them a verbal warning and tell them that if they are seen viewing an offensive site again, they will be unable to use the computers for 3 months. Be sure to put a note on that person’s name stating that they were given a warning, the date and your initials.
- If the person is observed displaying an offensive site again, they will be unable to use the computer for 3 months. Tell them that if it happens again, their computer privileges will be taken away indefinitely. Be sure to update the note on their account stating they will be unable to use the computer for 3 months, the date (of the new entry), and your initials. You also need to put a “Block” on their name.
- Once they are observed displaying an offensive site the 3rd time, their computer privileges are permanently taken away. Note this on the patron’s account and take Int privileges off their name, i.e. JInt to J or AInt to A.
- If you are not comfortable approaching a patron who has been looking at an offensive site, feel free to ask the director of his/her designee to speak to him or her. If there is every another issue or problem with the policy, the director or his/her designee will gladly take care of it.
- The purpose of the following procedure is not to control the sites patrons select but to protect the rights of other patrons and staff utilizing this public facility.
Revised Scheduling Policy Due to the volume of computer usage requests, scheduling of public access computers will be regulated as follows: *Patrons may use public access computers for a maximum of 2 hours per day. Patrons may access a computer for two sessions if needed. *Sessions are scheduled in one-hour increments.