Rules for the Use of Internet Workstations

1. Use of an Internet computer will be limited to 2 hours per day. Patrons may sign up on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to  high demand and the limited number of public computers, patron sessions will not be extended.  Use of the Internet computers requires a library card. Highland Park residents can easily obtain a library card and merely have to enter the 14 digit bar code number to start an Internet session.  Out of town residents can use their hometown library cards.  The sign up system is designed to be self service, requiring little if any staff assistance.  Patrons who have forgotten to bring their library cards will be encouraged to do so in the future.

2. Responsible use of the Internet includes not representing oneself as another user, not attempting to modify or gain access to files, passwords or data belonging to others, not seeking unauthorized access to any computer system, or damaging or altering software components of any network or database.

3. Due to space and noise considerations, only one person should use a terminal at a time.

4. As the Internet workstations are in view of other patrons and staff, users are not permitted to display any visual images containing nudity, obscenity or graphic violence. The acceptability of screen displays will be left to the discretion of the library staff.

5. Patrons may print information from the Internet workstations at the cost of 15 cents per page. Some documents, such as World Wide Web sites, may be numerous pages in length. Users are financially responsible for all printouts.

6. Downloading programs to the workstations hard drive is prohibited and blocked by security systems. Users may use USB drives to temporarily upload a document to our workstations to use during their sessions.