Internet Use Policy

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1. Internet access is provided by the Maitland Public Library as a service to patrons for learning, research, e-mail, and other tasks requiring online access. Internet access is available through public workstations and through a wireless network on users’ own devices.

2. All users of workstations must sign in at the Circulation Desk. Signing up for Internet use or connecting to the wireless network signifies agreement to follow these Guidelines.

3. Use of workstations will be on a first-come, first-served basis for a period of 45 minutes. Additional time may be granted if no other patrons are waiting; patrons on workstations for 45 minutes or more must relinquish those stations to waiting patrons when asked.

4. If workstations are shared, no more than two people may use a station at one time and both must be signed up for Internet use. A parent, guardian, and/or caregiver may include his or her child when they are using a station together.

5. Parents, guardians, and/or caregivers, not library staff, are responsible for children’s library usage of the Internet. Children must use designated Youth Computers, equipped with age-appropriate filtering software. Software, games, and websites with chat functions that could allow contact between children and unknown persons are prohibited on Youth Computers.

6. Information accessed on the Internet may be inaccurate, illegal, or objectionable to others. Users must be discriminating, considerate, and responsible about what they access, especially within the view of others. The library is not responsible for any content on the Internet.

7. Users are responsible for protecting their personal data, including, but not limited to, financial information, log-in and password credentials, and downloaded documents. Users should log out of their session on the public computer after every use.

8. Inappropriate use of any computer to install, alter, or damage either hardware or software will subject user to warning, request to leave library, or trespass.

9. Violation of Florida Statutes, Chapters 847.001(1) and 847.0133(1), which prohibit the display of obscene materials to minors or printing such materials, or any violation of the provisions of Chapter 813, Computer Related Crimes, will subject the violator to arrest, prosecution, and punishment up to and including imprisonment upon conviction. In addition, anyone caught violating these statutes will be trespassed from the library.

Approved by the Board of Trustees, September 18, 2019

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