Welcome to the Fayette County Public Library's Internet access service policy page.
We are affiliated with the Flint River Regional Library System.
Please be advised that not all sources on the Internet provide information which is accurate, complete, current, or appropriate. Users should evaluate Internet sources just as they do printed publications.
Look critically at the validity and accuracy of the information retrieved
from Internet sites. Furthermore, while the Internet offers global information
access, some information is still found more quickly and efficiently
in print sources in the library.
Please help us make Internet access at the Fayette County Public Library a success.
Users have an obligation to access the Internet in a responsible and informed way, conforming to network etiquette and courtesies. Users should abide by the rules and limitations of systems offering access to information over the Internet.
Copyright and licensing agreements must always be respected.
Logoff a remote computer system when finished. Maintaining a connection that is not actively being used may prevent others from connecting to that system.
Users should have basic computer skills, including the ability to use a mouse. The library offers free computer classes in the Educational Learning Lab, including basic and advanced Internet classes. Patrons are encouraged to enroll. Otherwise, the front desk staff will assist you as time allows.
Users may not use their own software programs on the library's computers.
Use the computers and computer equipment in a manner that does not damage the equipment or network.
Users must bring a virus-free diskette to download Internet files. Downloads are permitted only onto the A: drive. Diskettes must be virus free, 3 1/2 inch IBM compatible and preformatted.
Downloaded files may contain a virus and should be virus-checked before use on other computers. The Fayette County Public Library is not responsible for damage to an Internet user's disk or computer or for any loss of data, damage or liability that may occur from use of the library's Internet computers.
Users may print information from the Internet. Charges for printouts are 15 cents per page. Users pay for copies at the Circulation Desk. Users are responsible for payment for all pages printed.
Because the Internet is a global system with information from various sources, including corporations, foundations, organizations and individuals, the library is not responsible for the content or accuracy of the information on the Internet or the statements, views and opinions expressed there. Users should evaluate the validity of information accessed. Some material may be offensive to some people and inappropriate for viewing by children. Because the library is a public place, library staff members have the authority to end an Internet session deemed inappropriate for viewing in a public setting.
Children under the age of 14 are required to access the Internet with the permission and supervision of their parents or guardians.
The Fayette County Public Library assumes no liability for damage to an Internet user's disk or computer, or for any loss of data, damages or liability which may occur from use of the library's computer resources, including damage or injury sustained from invasions of the user's privacy. Responsibility for resolution of problems related to the invasion of the user's privacy or loss of data rests solely with the user.
The library is under the jurisdiction of the Georgia Computer Systems
Protection Act, signed into law in 1991 and amended in 1996, which establishes
certain acts involving computer fraud or abuse as crimes punishable by
defined fines or imprisonment or both.
This includes such acts as:
Persons who violate any of the above may be sued for damages and cost of the suit. Criminal penalties may include a fine, imprisonment or both.
**In preparation of this Acceptable Use Policy, the Fayette County Public Library gratefully acknowledges the assistance of policies from the Flint River Regional Library System, the PeachNet Public Library Project and other libraries' Acceptable Use policies.