The Wayne County Public Library promptly and courteously provides
library materials and information to the area's residents to meet
their personal, professional, and educational needs.
II. ELECTRONIC RESOURCES
In order to provide patrons with the best and most current information
available, the Wayne County Public Library includes on-line electronic
materials as a part of the services provided to patrons. These resources
contain a wealth of valuable information, however, users should
be aware that some information that some information may be inaccurate,
outdated, or offensive. Use of these resources carries a responsibility
to evaluate the quality of the information accessed. Parents and
guardians, not the library, are responsible for the use of these
resources by children in their custody.
III. PROHIBITED USES
To assure appropriate use of library resources, electronic access
and library equipment may not be used for the following purposes:
- illegal, unauthorized, unethical or commercial
- manipulation of internal hardware and/or
software including uploading
- transmission, uploading, downloading and/or
viewing text or graphics which may be reasonably construed as
- downloading games or other information
to the computer
- copying or downloading of any material
in violation of copyright laws
*commercial purposes are defined as direct
usage of WCPL resources to market, advertise, or sell goods and
Usage of electronic materials and library
equipment is a privilege and should be treated as such by all users.
The library and its staff reserve the right to determine the appropriateness
of such usage and can at any time require a patron to leave the
workstation. Prohibited uses will result in a loss of workstation
Because of high costs and limited resources, the administration
will set time limits on computer use to ensure that all patrons
have access to the electronic resources available. A 20-minute time
limit will be imposed if others are waiting. All usage must be concluded
within five minutes of the library's closing time. Printing, where
available, will be charged at the same rate as photocopying with
other library resources, electronic or otherwise.
V. OTHER GUIDELINES
As the quality or accuracy of information obtained from electronic
resources can not be assured, the Wayne County Public Library assumes
no liability or responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect,
arising from the usage of electronic resources.
Because library equipment to access electronic
resources is located within plain sight and to assure the library's
right to determine appropriateness of usage, patron confidentiality
in accessing materials may be compromised.
Patrons using electronic resources, whether
on-site or off-site, must abide by the "Rules and Regulations
for Conduct in the Wayne County Public Library" and other regulations
contained in this policy. Perpetrators of willful or malicious damage
or unauthorized access to the system will be prosecuted to the full
extent of the law.
Approved by the Wayne County Library Board.