Brooklyn Public Library's
Internet Access Policy

In response to advances in technology and the changing needs of the community, the Brooklyn Public Library, herein after called the Library, endeavors to develop collections, resources, and services that meet the cultural, informational, recreational, and educational needs of the library's service area. It is within this context that the Library offers access to the Internet.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF USERS

Supervising children's use.

Use of computers and Internet access to children under the age of 12 requires a PARENT to sit with them at the computer. As with all materials in the library, any restriction of a child's access is the sole responsibility of parent, guardian, or caregiver.

Anyone under the age of 18 must have a consent form signed by their parent or guardian.

Users must have a current library card issued by the Brooklyn Library.

All users of electronic information resources are expected to use them in a responsible manner, consistent with the educational and informational purposes for which they are provided.

Users must sign up at the check out desk to use computers or access the Internet.

Use of computers will be on a first come first serve basis with a 60 minute per day time limit.

Users must not:

Staff Assistance

Library staff will be glad to assist patrons (time permitting) in using the library computers and the Internet, but they may not be familiar with every application you might wish to use. The library staff cannot provide complete technical support.

Printing

Material may be printed at a cost of 10 cents per black and white page. Color prints will cost 50 cents per page. Printing costs will be collected at time of printing.

DISCLAIMER

You are advised that complete protection against viruses is not possible. Consequently Brooklyn Public Library cannot be held liable for damages to personal data and equipment. Ask staff member to assist you in saving uncompleted projects to library disk. If disk is removed from library, it may not be reinserted into library computers.

Activities that violate local, state or federal statues are prohibited.

U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) prohibits the unauthorized copying or distribution of copyrighted materials, except as permitted by the principles of "fair use." Users may not copy or distribute electronic materials (including e-mail, text, images, programs or data) with the explicit permission of the copyright holder. Any responsibility for any consequences or copyright infringement lies with the user; the Brooklyn Public Library expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility from such use.

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Last revised: July 14, 2004
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