Public Access Internet Policy
The Lebanon Public Libraries are committed to providing public access to the internet due to the informational, educational, and cultural resources it provides to the community. Patrons do not need a library card in order to use the computers.
Wireless access is available and can be accessed for free at both libraries. The Library’s wifi networks are not secure and all necessary precautions should be taken to protect equipment and data.
Some sites provide information that may be considered controversial, offensive, or inappropriate, and not all sites on the internet provide information that is accurate, complete, or current.
Computer Use Guidelines
Computers are to be turned on and off by library staff only. Please report any computer problems to library staff.
Users may not save files or documents to Library computers. Users will be able to erase all of their data immediately after using the library computers, and the computers will automatically erase all data and files every night. Users are encouraged to save to their personal email accounts, storage device, or web-based storage.
All computer users are responsible for complying with the Lebanon Public Libraries rules and regulations. Any child who is unable to read and understand the rules may use the internet station only in the company of a parent or guardian.
It is the responsibility of the parent/legal guardian to ensure that their child uses the internet in an appropriate and safe manner. Library computers do not have internet filters, and the library is not responsible for what children look up on our computers. Parents/legal guardians are encouraged to be present and supervise their child’s internet use at the Libraries. As is the case with all other library materials, any restriction of a child’s access to the internet is the responsibility of the child’s parent/legal guardian.
Any damage to the computer or its peripheral devices is the responsibility of the user. Abuse of the equipment or the service will result in the user being denied further access to the service. Malicious damage may result in prosecution.
Patrons must not engage in activity that is illegal, malicious, or slanderous. They must not use the internet as a means to offend, harass, intimidate or threaten any person or group. Any disruptive or inappropriate behavior in the Library is prohibited, including any behavior that disturbs or upsets other library users or staff members. This includes, but is not limited to displaying obscene or objectionable material on library computers and playing audio without headphones. Inappropriate behavior may result in the termination of the internet session, revocation of internet use privileges, or other measures available to the library staff.
Users should be aware that the internet is not a secure medium and that third parties may be able to obtain information regarding users’ activities. The Library makes every attempt to protect your privacy, but automated cleanup processes may be interrupted or may fail infrequently for various reasons. Therefore, the library cannot absolutely guarantee that your history and/or files will be deleted.
The Library does not take responsibility for any personal accounts accessed on public internet computers. Patrons are responsible for logging off their accounts when finished using the computer. Users should be advised that because security is technically difficult to achieve in a public environment, electronic transactions and files could become public.
Patrons are responsible for safeguarding their own computers as the library is not responsible for any theft or accidents.
Adopted February 25, 2003
Revisions approved November 26, 2013; October 24, 2023