Guthrie CSD & King County Consolidated Library

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Internet Policy

WARD COUNTY LIBRARIES INTERNET/COMPUTER USE POLICY

(Condensed – Revised 10-07)

1.    Users must have a Ward County Library card  IN GOOD STANDING, WITH NO MATERIALS OVERDUE AND/OR FINES and have a signed waiver of responsibility card on file.  In Grandfalls and Barstow the library card may not apply.

2.    OUT OF COUNTY VISITORS may register to use the Internet.  Picture ID is required.

3.    Independent use of the computers will be granted to patrons aged 6 years and above with a waiver card on file signed by a parent or guardian.  A parent must accompany and SIT DIRECTLY BESIDE children below the age of 6 years.  Children 6 years through 6th grade must have a PARENT SIT DIRECTLY BESIDE THEM if using the Internet.  Patrons 7th grade and above may use the Internet with a signed waiver card on file.  Parent’s signature on card is required for ages 17 and below.

4.    Use of computers is on a first come first served basis.  Library personnel must check all patrons at the circulation desk before computer use begins.  Once usage has begun, patrons MAY NOT SWITCH COMPUTERS unless library personnel gives approval.

5.    When all computers are full, if a patron has been on a computer 1 hour and another patron is waiting, that patron must relinquish their computer.

6.    Users may print information from the Internet at 15 CENTS FOR EVERY PAGE – BLACK AND WHITE or 25 CENTS FOR EVERY PAGE – COLOR unless protected by copyright.

7.     Staff cannot provide individual in-depth training concerning    personal computer or Internet use.  Staff may be able to offer  suggestions or answer basic questions.

For a complete copy of the WARD COUNTY LIBRARIES INTERNET/COMPUTER USE POLICY – please ask at front desk.