COMPUTER ACCESS POLICY
To fulfill its mission of providing public access to information of all types in a wide range of formats, the Moody AFB Library provides access to Internet resources. In doing so, the Library does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and assumes responsibility only for information provided on its home pages.
The Internet offers access to many valuable local, national and international sources of information. However, some information found on the Internet may be inaccurate, incomplete, dated or offensive to some individuals. A good information consumer must evaluate the validity and appropriateness of information found.
Rules Governing Use:
Due to the limited resources available to provide Internet access, the Library may set limits, for example, on use of large files of still or moving images or sound or on downloading files in any medium. The Library reserves the right to limit the amount of time an individual can devote to a singe session if there are others waiting. Users will be charged $.05/.25 a page for printing in the computer lab. Print outs may be picked up at the circulation desk.
USERS MAY NOT:
Be aware the Internet is not a secure medium and that third parties may be able to obtain information regarding user’s activities.
Access for Minors:
Sponsors must assume responsibility for deciding what library resources is appropriate for their own children. Parent or legal guardians should guide their children in the use of the Internet and inform them about materials they should not sue. The Sponsor is held liable for a dependent’s misuse of computers. Children ages 10-17 MUST have a letter of Permission signed by the sponsor on file to access computers. A parent or legal guardian must supervise children 9 and younger at all times.
In the event that all Internet workstations are in use, users currently occupying the Internet workstations will be bumped in the following order:
A bumped user should be off the workstation 5 minutes after receiving notice that someone else is to be assigned to that workstation.
In the event that none of the users fit the above bumping criteria, the user attempting to sign-on will sign his or her name to a waiting list. That user will then be assigned to a workstation when one of the above criteria is met. Users on the waiting list must be readily available when this occurs, as desk staff will not seek them throughout the building.
U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) prohibits the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted materials, except as permitted by the principles of “fair use.” Users may not copy or distribute electronic materials (including electronic mail, text, images, and programs) without the explicit permission of the copyright holder. Responsibility for any consequences of copyright infringement lies with the user.
By using the library’s Internet computers, the user is granting consent to have his or her Internet activities monitored.
Not all sources on the Internet provide accurate, complete, or current information. It is the responsibility of the user to question and determine the validity of the information found.
The Moody Air Force Base Library expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility arising from the access to or use of information obtained through its electronic information systems or any consequence thereof.