Steele Memorial Library's Internet Guidelines
- By using a public Internet workstation at the Steele Memorial Library you agree to the Chemung County Library District Internet Policy and the following guidelines
- You will be assigned a terminal by library staff. If you are looking at a computer screen with someone else, you are considered to be a user, and therefore required to present a library card. If you are visiting from out of town, you may use our guest card if you show proper proof of non-residency - driver license or other address identification. Maximum time for using the guest card will be 2 weeks, after which time you will be asked to apply for a Chemung County Library District library card.
- Those under the age of 16 need written parental or guardian permission to use the adult services Internet terminals.
- Internet sessions are limited to one hour per day, when someone is waiting. When you have used an Internet terminal for one hour, you may be asked to relinquish it to a new user during busy periods.
- We will not take advance reservations for individuals, but we may reserve the terminals for training or class use.
- The Library does not provide email accounts; however, free web-based email accounts can be accessed at your own risk.
- We will begin shutting down Internet terminals 30 minutes prior to the library closing for the day.
- The library’s computers – equipment and software – must be used as installed. Users are not permitted to add, delete, or modify existing software or hardware.
- Library users are expected to comply with all local, state, and federal laws while using the Internet terminals.
As with all formats of information, library users must respect copyright laws and licensing agreements and abide by general rules of acceptable Internet conduct. Acts or behaviors which may jeopardize a source’s files or behavior which may jeopardize the library’s account or access to resources will result in revocation of Internet privileges at the library.
- We strongly recommend that you are careful to shut down your account after each Internet session. The library is not responsible for lost data or for unauthorized access to your personal web-based email account, bank account, or online commerce sites.