The following is an abridged version of the
Lowe Public Library Internet Policy. The full version is on file
in the library, and it may be viewed by any person upon request. Suggestions
and questions on the Internet Usage Policy are always welcomed.
It is the mission of the Lowe Public Library to provide materials,
resources and services which help patrons meet their personal,
educational, cultural, and professional information needs.
The purpose of the following guidelines is to foster the users'
independent use of the Lowe Public Library electronic network while
concurrently preserving the rights of others to examine all information
formats, including the Internet. Failure by any user to preserve
the rights of other patrons, through willful or accidental means wil
result in the suspension of library privileges. When applicable,
law enforcement agencies may be involved.
INTERNET RESOURCES AND RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES
Internet usage by the patrons of the Lowe Public Library is for
personal, education, cultural, and professional information
needs. No commercial use is allowed.
Internet resources contain valuable information. However, users
should be aware that some information may be inaccurate, outdated,
offensive, or illegal. Parents are responsible for their
children's Internet usage at the library.
Children under the age of 11 will be required to have a parent or adult
guardian present when using the Internet.
Children under 18 must have permission from a parent or guardian to use
the library computers. Since screens are in full view of other
patrons, users are not permitted to display any nudity, obscenity or
Patrons may use the computer for thirty minutes after signing in at the
circulation desk. If another person is wanting to use the
computer. usage will be relinquished to the next person in line after
the 30 minute time limit.
Patrons may print documents for 10 cents per page.
In order to prevent the spread of computer viruses and protect the
integrity of the electronic network, usage of floppy disks, CD-Rs,
CD-RWs, jump drives, and other storage devices not provided by the
library is prohibited on the library computers.
Staff members are available for assistance where and when
possible. However, the user must be aware that it is not always
possible for everyone on the staff to be knowledgeable in all facets of