PUBLIC COMPUTER POLICY
The Charles County Public Library provides computer workstations for public use. Computers are provided to meet the educational, personal, recreational and professional needs of library customers.
PUBLIC COMPUTERS ACCEPTABLE USE PROCEDURES
All customers are expected to abide by the following procedures and rules for computer use in the library.
Please remember that certain computers are designated for catalog searches only.
WHO MAY USE THE LIBRARY COMPUTERS?
Anyone may use the library computers for Internet access or other purposes regardless of whether they have a library card or owe overdue fines.
PROPER USE OF EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE
- Customers may temporarily store information to the hard drive. Please be aware that information stored will be visible to others. All information will be erased at closing each day, but no level of safety and security should be assumed.
- Some Software Programs are copyright-protected and may not be downloaded.
- Customers are responsible for damage to or loss of hardware and software due to negligence. Replacement costs will apply in cases of loss or damage to hardware and/or software. Parents are responsible for damages caused by children under the age of 18.
- The library is not responsible for loss of personal files or personal information resulting from use of computers.
- Use storage media at your own risk
- Customers who want sound, must use headphones.
The cost to print is .10¢ per side for black and white copies. Color copies are available for .25¢ per side. Customers may not provide their own paper.
COMPUTERS ARE PROVIDED AS A PUBLIC SERVICE. ABUSE OF COMPUTERS OR PROCEDURES WILL LEAD TO THE DENIAL OF THEIR USE BY THE LIBRARY STAFF AT THE TIME OF THE INFRACTION. THOSE WHO FAIL TO FOLLOW LIBRARY RULES MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE.