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The KPL has 2 public computers with Internet access.

XIV. Internet Use Policy:

 

The Keosauqua Public Library is providing access to the Internet as a means to enhance the information and learning opportunities for the citizens of the library's service area. The Board of Trustees has established the Internet use policy to ensure appropriate and effective use of this resource.

 

Access to the Internet is available to all patrons however; this service may be restricted at any time for use not consistent with the guidelines. Parents of minor children must assume responsibility for their children's use of the library's Internet service; prior to being granted access to the Internet, anyone under 18 years of age, along with a parent or guardian, must sign the Patron ID Information & Internet Usage Contract. All users must sign the log-in chart prior to beginning their session.  The login chart will be kept by the Keosauqua Public Library for six months and then shredded. 

 

Iowa Code 728.2 Dissemination and exhibition of obscene material to minors.

 

Any person, other than the parent or guardian of the minor, who knowingly disseminates or exhibits obscene material to a minor, including the exhibition of obscene material so that it can be observed by a minor on or off the premises where it is displayed, is guilty of a public offense and shall upon conviction be guilty of a serious misdemeanor.

 

Expectations:

 

Users should be aware that the inappropriate use of electronic information resources can be a violation of local, state, and federal laws and can lead to prosecution. The user will be held responsible for his/her actions using the Internet. Users are expected to abide by the policies below which include generally accepted rules of network etiquette. Unacceptable uses of the service will result in the suspension or revocation of Internet use privileges.

 

Warnings:

 

The Internet is a decentralized, immoderate global network; the Keosauqua Public Library has no control over the content found there. The library will not censor access to material nor protect users from offensive information, and it is not responsible for the availability and accuracy of information found on the Internet.

 

The library cannot assure that data or files downloaded by users are virus-free. The library is not responsible for damages to equipment or data on a user's personal computer from the use of data downloaded from the library's Internet and/or wireless service.

 

The use of the Internet and e-mail is not guaranteed to be private. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities will be reported to the proper authorities.

 

Guidelines:

 

1.      The library does not manage e-mail accounts for any organizations or individuals

2.      Internet use is offered in thirty (30) minute sessions on a first-come, first-served basis; each user is allowed one session--if there is no patron waiting for the service at the end of a session, the user can have another session, but once having had the service for 30 minutes the user must abandon use of the Internet if another patron requests use of the service

3.      Users will respect and uphold copyright laws and all other applicable laws and regulations; they will not use it for illegal purposes

4.      Users will respect the rights and privacy of others by not accessing private files

5.      Users agree not to incur any costs for the library through their use of the Internet service

6.      Users shall not create and/or distribute computer viruses over the Internet

7.      Users shall not deliberately or willfully cause damage to computer equipment, programs, or parameters

8.      Users accept that the Keosauqua Public Library is not liable for personal security, any damages or harm to personal devices used to access Internet and/or wireless services. 

9.      The library is a place for all patrons’ of a variety of ages to enjoy.  Respecting that fact, please keep voices quiet and cell phones on vibrate.  Also remember, what is up on your computer screen is viewable by ALL!  At the discretion of the Keosauqua Public Library staff, questionable or offensive material can result in your computer privileges being revoked for a time specified by the Library Director.