The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library will provide Internet access to library users in meeting their informational and educational needs. 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.
1.Resources are to be used for educational, informational and recreational purposes only and are not for unauthorized, illegal or unethical purposes. Users may not use the Internet to lobby for votes, to harass others or to place a virus.
2.Internet use is limited to one hour per day per person unless otherwise permitted by the librarian on duty and no one is waiting to use the PC. Use is limited to a maximum of two persons at a time. If two persons are using the PC, their use is limited to one hour at a time. The computers will shut down 15 minutes prior to library closing.
3.Parents or legal guardians of children must assume responsibility and supervise their children's use of the Internet through the library's connection.
4.Users are not to attempt to modify or gain access to files, passwords or data belonging to others nor to seek access to any computer system or to damage or alter software components of any network or database. Persons using this equipment agree not to make any changes to the setup or configuration of the software or hardware.
5.Users are not to send, receive or display text or graphics which may reasonably be construed as obscene. Because the library is a public place, library staff have the authority to end an Internet session when such materials are on the screen.
6.The library reserves the right to terminate an Internet session at any time for any reason.
7.It is against the law (CA Education Code Chapter 11, Section 19910) to break or deface any apparatus in any public library. The library will fine or prosecute any individual who willfully or maliciously commits such an act. The law specifies that the parent or guardian of a minor shall be liable for all damages. This pertains also to any library computer which may be used for Internet access.
8.Library staff are available to assist patrons in the use of these resources, but may not be familiar with every application a person might wish to use. The library provides classes in using the Internet.
9.The Internet and its available resources contain a wide variety of material and opinions from varied points of view. Not all sources on the Internet provide accurate, complete or current information. Users need to be good information consumers, questioning the validity of the information that is found. If a user feels the information he or she obtained via the Internet is inaccurate or offensive, the library suggests the user contact the originator of that information.
Revised October 21, 2008