Computer Use and
Wireless Access Policy
By using Wireless Internet Access at the Weslaco Public Library you agree to the following rules
- The Internet is a useful tool with access to local, national and international sources of information for adults, young adults and children. Its resources contain a wide variety of material and opinions from varied points of view, not all of which are equally suitable for the informational and recreational needs of each age group.
Just as libraries do not vouch for or endorse the viewpoints of written material in their collections, they do not do so for electronic information. Some World Wide Web sites may contain invalid or inaccurate information, so users need to be sure of the sources of the information they are using.
Some resources and destinations contain material that some patrons will find controversial, offensive or inappropriate for children. Patrons needing to access information of a sensitive nature (such as medical information) may ask the staff for use of a computer away from the public area.
The Library encourages parents to supervise their children's Internet and World Wide Web use. The Library staff do not act in the place of a parent to restrict what a child may access.
- The Weslaco Public Library publishes information on a home page at http://www.weslaco.lib.tx.us. This is the only information which Weslaco Public Library is responsible for or directly controls.
The Library home page provides links to useful Internet destinations and resources for library patrons to explore.
However, the library does not have the ability to select, monitor, or control the content of the tens of thousand of Internet and World Wide Web sites available which change rapidly and unpredictably.
Library staff are available to assist patrons in using these resources, but may not be familiar with every application. Because of the many different Internet applications available, we can't provide complete technical support.
- All users of electronic information resources such as the Internet are expected to use these resources in a responsible manner, consistent with the educational and informational purposes for which they are provided and to follow these rules and regulations. UNACCEPTABLE USE
Any activity prohibited by federal, state law or local ordinance.
Attempting access to the library's networks or computer systems or to any other network or computer system in any other facility.
Obstructing other people's work by using the system unreasonably, causing degradation of the system's performance or by deliberately crashing or disrupting the computer system.
Attempting to deliberately damage the computer hardware or software.
Violating copyright laws or software licensing agreements.
Engaging in any activity which is deliberately and maliciously offensive, libelous or slanderous, or which invades another's privacy.
- Misuse or abuse of this computer or Internet access will result in suspension of Internet access privileges and/or library privileges.
- The Library may set limits on user time, printing or downloading based upon limited resources in order to provide fair and equitable public access.
APPROVED BY THE LIBRARY BOARD ON NOVEMBER 11, 1996