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Wireless Internet Policy


Approved September 22, 2012
The Roosevelt County Library System, which consists of the Roosevelt County Library, the Culbertson Public Library, the Froid Branch Library, and the Poplar City Library, all offer access to the internet in the belief that it is a vital information source.  The Roosevelt County Library System, henceforth referred to as the Library, provides the internet to the public without charge.  Wireless service may not be available at all locations and each may have different times of availability for such service. 

Use of the Library’s wireless network constitutes the person’s acceptance and agreement of this Wireless Internet Access Policy and the Computer/Internet Policy.    Copies of these policies are available at the circulation desk and upon request.  The policies can also be viewed at www.rooseveltcountylibrary.org

Wireless transmissions are less secure than a wired connection.   Users are advised that confidentiality and privacy with electronic transmissions of files and information is technically difficult to achieve.         The responsibility for the safety and security of an individual’s data files, computer or other wireless device configurations and all personal equipment rests with the individual and will not be assumed by the Library.

There is no age limit for the use of the Library’s wireless connection.   Parents or guardians must assume responsibility for internet use by their children just as they are responsible for their child’s use of other Library materials.    

Users are responsible for making sure their computer has the correct settings and necessary hardware.  Library staff cannot assist users in configuring their equipment or troubleshooting problems.  The Library cannot guarantee a user’s hardware will work with the Library’s wireless connection nor guarantee the internet speed or quality of connection.

The Library is not responsible for damage, theft or loss of personal property or software used in the
Library.

The Library’s wireless network may not be used for any illegal or criminal purposes.  Examples of illegal use include, but are not limited to the following:  attempting to alter or damage computer equipment, software configurations, or files belonging to the Library, other users, or external networks; attempting unauthorized entry to the Library’s networks; libeling, slandering, or otherwise harassing or stalking  others; accessing material that is obscene, child pornography or harmful to minors consistent with applicable state and local laws; transmission of information not protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution; intentional propagation of computer viruses;  and violation of copyright or communication laws .  U.S. copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code) prohibits the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted materials, except as permitted by the principles of fair use.  Responsibility for any consequences of copyright infringement lies with the user.  The Library expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility resulting from such use.

Users are financially liable if they permanently or temporarily damage any of the Library’s equipment or software.

To print from the wireless network, the user will need to save their work and print from one of the Library’s public computers.  Ask a librarian for current cost of printouts.

The Library reserves the right to terminate an individual’s Wi-Fi session when his/her use creates an atmosphere inappropriate for the Library setting or when the individual is otherwise in violation of the Library’s Wireless Internet Policy and/or the Library’s Computer/Internet Policy.  Violations of the Library’s policies may result in the loss of Library, Wi-Fi and computer use privileges.  Illegal acts involving Library computing resources may also be subject to prosecution by local, state, or federal authorities.