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Computer Use

The library has 5 public computers with Internet access.
Computer Use
Computer users must be 14 years old or have a signed parent permission slip on file. 
Children 10 years old and under must have an adult or guardian when using the internet. 
Users need to sign up at the circulation desk. 
Users will have one half hour per day and no more than two hours per week. 
Computer/internet copies are 25 cents a sheet. 
Information needed must be saved to a cd or floppy disk.
CD's and floppy disk are available for sale for $1.00 at the circulation desk. 
The computers will be turned off 15 minutes prior to library closing time.

Computer/Internet Policy

The computer/internet allows the Maynard Community Library to provide the community with access to information, ideas, and discussion.  The Maynard Community Library has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content.  As with other library materials, the Maynard Community Library affirms that parents' or guardians' rights and responsibilities to guide, determine and monitor their children's use of the Internet.

Please note the following restrictions:

Users are not permitted to install, delete or modify library hardware or software on any computers. 

The use of the library computers must be for legal and ethical purposes.  Examples of unacceptable purposes include, but are not limited to, the following:

**Destruction of or damage to equipment, software or data belonging to the library.

**Violation of computer system security and/or system

**Violation of copyright laws of the United States

**Use of sounds and visual which might be disruptive to others.

**Reception or display of text or graphics which reasonably may be construed as indecent or obscene.

Violation of the computer use policy will result in loss of computer priviledges permanently and may also lead to financial responsibility.  Illegal acts involving library computers may also be subject to prosecution by local, state and federal authorities.  It is against Iowa Law to download or provide child porn or to display porn where children may see it.

Staff Assistance

The library staff cannot provide in-depth computer training, but will attempt to answer any basic questions that can help the user locate resources on the Internet.  A usere must know how to use a computer, and how to access the Internet, before attempting to use it.

Rules set and reviewed by the Maynard Community Library Board of Trustees.