Policy and Guidlines for Public Computer Access
In accordance with the mission of the Wolfeboro Public Library to provide materials, services, and programs to meet the personal, educational and informational needs of community members of all ages, computers will be available for the public to use to access the Internet as well as use a variety of other computer applications.
Materials and services in electronic formats will be selected for the library by the professional staff in accordance with the library’s material selection policy.
Rules for Usage
Anyone under 18 years of age must have a Parental/Guardian Internet Permission form on file before using a computer for Internet access.
The Wolfeboro Public Library has no control over the materials to be found on the Internet. The Library cannot censor your access to material nor protect you from information you find offensive, controversial or inappropriate. Due to the nature of the Internet, not all information you find will be accurate, complete or current. Use your discretion in using this global resource.
All users of electronic information such as the Internet are expected to use these resources in a responsible manner, consistent with the educational and informational purposes for which they are provided. It is unacceptable to use the Library’s computer system and Internet resources for any of the following:
Violations of the guidelines
Users violating these guidelines will be restricted from using the Library’s computer services. Illegal acts may subject violators to prosecution by local, state or federal authorities.
Full Internet Access
Email Access Only
One library workstation is dedicated to email access. Each user may only use the computer for 10 minutes at a time to check their email. A user can check their email more than once per day, but not more than once in any given hour.
Wireless Internet Access
Free wireless Internet access at the Wolfeboro Public Library is funded in part by the Friends of The Wolfeboro Public Library. As a “Hot Spot,” patrons may connect to the Internet with a wireless laptop, PDA or other portable device from within the Library. The Library staff is not able to provide technical assistance and no guarantee can be made that you will be able to make a wireless connection. The Library is not responsible for hardware or software damage, or for loss or theft of unattended equipment. The wireless connection is not secure. Since radio signals can potentially be intercepted, activity requiring transmission of credit card numbers, passwords and other personal information should be avoided. The wireless network is open and simultaneously connected computers are visible to each other and therefore vulnerable to other user’s viruses, malware and hacks. Users are responsible for maintaining up-to-date antivirus software and firewalls. Patrons may only access web-based e-mail; and printing from the wireless network is not currently available. The wireless Internet access is unfiltered, but all Library policies concerning legal and acceptable use of computers and the Internet apply.
Question or disputes regarding these procedures will be resolved by library staff.
Town of Wolfeboro
84 South Main St., P.O. Box 629
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire 03894