Internet Policies

All electronic traffic originating from the Knightstown Public Library’s connection to the Internet shall be in accordance with these acceptable use standards. Failure to abide by these standards may result in the loss of Internet, computer, and/or library privileges, and be subject to federal and state laws. Library public computers shall be used for educational, informational, and recreational purposes only, and not for unauthorized, illegal, or unethical purposes.

  • Users must sign in each time a computer is used
  • Persons under the age of 18 must have the consent of their parent or guardian and this agreement must be signed by the parent or guardian in the library.
  • No more than two (2) people may use a computer at any time
  • Personal equipment used on a computer is limited to flash drives or other portable data devices. Head phones are available on request and must be used if sound is an issue.
  • Loud talking and inappropriate language are not acceptable.
  • Library staff may limit use of public computers if other library patrons are waiting for access.
  • Computer trained staff are not always available.
  • Respect for the privacy of others.
  • Abide by copyright and license laws.
  • It is not acceptable to use the Library’s computers for any purpose which violates U.S. or state laws, to transmit threatening, obscene material or disrupt network users, services, or equipment. Disruptions include, but are not limited to: distribution of unsolicited advertising, propagation of computer worms and viruses, tampering with computer or network security, and using the network to make unauthorized entry into any systems accessible via library’s computers. Illegal acts involving the library’s computers may be subject to prosecution by local, state, or federal authorities.
  • Users may not represent themselves as another person.
  • Advertising is not acceptable.
  • Computing resources shall not be used to access sexually explicit material, violence and hate speech, gambling, and illicit drugs and alcohol.
  • While monetary purchases are not restricted and submittal of private and personal information is possible the Knightstown Public Library does not provide any security or protection for credit card numbers, account numbers, or protection of personal or private information submitted. The Library assumes no responsibility in this regard.
  • Computers in certain locations may be designated for specific uses, such as “research only” or “genealogical research only.”

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