Computer Acceptable Use Policy

  1. Each computer user must have a valid Shelby County Library card in good standing. The card number is required each time the user signs in for computer use.
  2. It is understood by the computer user that the right to privacy was waived when the acceptable use policy was signed during library card registration. The computers are monitored by the library staff and records are kept of computer usage.
  3. The user signing in must be the actual user. Patrons may not share, loan or borrow library cards.
  4. Each user can sign up for a one-hour session.
  5. No pre-registration is allowed for computer use.
  6. Users must be at their workstation during the time assigned to them. We will not hold or reserve a workstation.
  7. Computer users must not attempt to alter any software or hardware settings, attempt to breach computer security or damage the equipment in any way.
  8. Each user is responsible for all computer equipment, resources and cost of printouts. Printouts are 10 cents each and must be paid for at the release station before they will be printed. Color printouts are $1.
  9. The library assumes no responsibility for documentation of information retrieved from the Internet. The library assumes no responsibility for loss of information on diskettes, disks or other storage devices.
  10. One person per workstation unless a parent is assisting a child.
  11. No inappropriate behavior will be tolerated. Inappropriate behavior includes but is not limited to the following:
    • Any act that endangers others or computer equipment
    • Loud and disruptive talking
    • Rough-housing or rowdy play
    • Viewing and/or displaying inappropriate material.
  12. All computers will be turned off 30 minutes prior to library closing.
  13. Staff will assist with computers as time allows, but cannot offer personal instruction.
  14. Children under the age of 18 must have the written permission of their parents or guardians to use the computer center. Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by someone 16 years old or older. 
  15. Failure to comply with the acceptable use policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of computer center privileges at the discretion of the library director. Restoration of computer center privileges will be determined by the Pelham Public Library Board.
  16. Interpretation of the acceptable use policy guidelines is at the library director’s discretion. Final authority of any disputed interpretation rests with the Library Board.