Technology Policy

The Jamesburg Public Library offers free and open access to the Internet. Wireless internet is available throughout the building; no password is required.

Please note that not all information found on the internet is accurate, complete, up-to-date, legal, or philosophically acceptable to all individuals. The Library assumes no responsibility and shall have no liability for any direct, indirect or consequential damages arising from the use of information found on the internet or any communications sent through the Library’s computers.

The Library does not monitor an individual’s use of the Internet; nor does the Library employ filtering software. As with other Library materials, restriction of a child’s access to the Internet is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian.

Library patrons are asked to comply with the following technology guidelines:

  • Computer users must sign in and out at the circulation desk to use a computer.
  • Computers and fax will be turned off 15 minutes before the Library closes.
  • Headphones are permitted, but volume must be kept low to not disturb others.
  • Computer users may connect their own storage drives or earphones to library computers.
  • Only one person is allowed at a computer workstation at a time. Staff, in their discretion, may approve or disapprove requests for small groups to work together.
  • Computer users may not use library computers for any activity that is patently offensive, intrusive, disruptive, harassing, or creates an intimidating or hostile environment to staff and/or to other users.
  • Staff members are unable to recover data once a computer session ends. To save a document, the user must copy it to his/her personal media or online data storage application during the computer session. The Library is not responsible for time or data lost due to computer failure or failure to save data during a computer session.
  • Users should be aware that use of public computers is not a private or secure medium, and that third parties may be able to obtain information regarding user’s activities.
  • Users engaged in illegal activities involving library computers may be subject to prosecution.
  • Users should report any computer problems to Library staff and must not attempt maintenance on Library computers, including unplugging, disconnecting, powering on, powering off, and/or detaching and PC hardware or components.
  • Users may not alter or attempt to alter the setup of library computers.
  • Users are asked to respect the privacy of other computer users.
  • Time permitting, library staff will try to help with basic computer problems. Regrettably, staff is not able to offer extensive explanations or provide in-depth training.
  • The Library may suspend a user’s computer privileges at any time if it determines, in its sole and complete discretion, that its computers are being misused in any respect.

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