Computer Use Policy: Internet Stations

The Patmos Library provides access to the Internet as a means to enhance information and learning
opportunities for library patrons. These guidelines have been established to ensure appropriate and
effective use of these resources.

Procedures for Use

Please sign up at the Circulation Desk to us Internet stations.
Use of the Internet stations is on a first come-first served basis.
You may sign up for usage for 1 hour at a time.
Maximum use of 2 hours per day.
If no one is waiting, additional time will be granted.
Library staff provides limited assistance in Internet searching. We also have several books on web
searching available.
Computers will be shut down 5-10 minutes prior to the library closing.

Prohibited Uses

No chat room usage
No personal software
No copying, downloading or otherwise reproducing copyrighted materials
No display of obscene, abusive, malicious, or threatening email, documents or screens.
No use of the Internet for any illegal activity.
No vandalizing, degrading, or disrupting the equipment, software, system performance or data of other
users.
Sound features are not to be turned on without the use of headphones.
Patrons must respect the rights of others when accessing the Internet.
Library staff reserves the right to end an Internet session at any time if that patron is creating a disturbance.
Please no more than two persons at a computer terminal at one time.

Thank you for your cooperation!