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The library has 6 public use computers with Internet access. Below you will find our computer/internet policy.

 

Marchant Memorial Library Computer/Internet Policy                                                (Approved 8/13/2018)

The Marchant Memorial Library provides computers and wireless internet access for public use.  The purpose of offering this service is to provide access to the world of knowledge that the internet contains to every member of our community.  Since the internet is a global network Marchant Memorial Library has no control of its contents nor any control over how the information obtained from it is used.  The access offered by this library is unfiltered and each patron uses the provided access at their own risk.  This library retains no information from the use of our internet access.  We try to the best of our ability to provide both confidentiality and privacy while using the internet.  As with any library device availability is not guaranteed. It is the responsibility of parents and guardians to determine and oversee any restrictions they feel necessary for their children while using the internet access provided in this library.  Marchant Memorial Library urges all of our patrons to be respectful of others and respectful in the use of information they obtain using our internet access.

 

Computer/Internet User Agreement

  • Anyone wishing to use a library computer may do so if a computer is available. You do not have to have a library card to use a public access computer. If all computers are in use inquire at the circulation desk as to when a computer will be available.

 

  • Computers are available on a first come first serve basis. Times may be limited depending on demand.

 

  • Printing is available for a charge. Patrons are responsible for all printouts.

 

  • Food and drink are NOT allowed in the computer areas.

 

  • Patrons using library computers for financial or other personal activities do so at their own risk.  Privacy is NOT guaranteed.

 

  • Security for personal wireless devices rests solely with the owner.

 

  • Each patron is responsible for complying with copyright laws and adhering to the software licensing agreements for local, state, and federal laws including but not limited to those concerning fraud, privacy, and obscenity. Use of the library’s internet connection in an illegal, disruptive, or destructive manner may result in the loss of Internet or Library privileges.

 

  • Equipment and software are not to be altered in any way.  Any damages incurred may be the financial responsibility of that patron.

 

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.