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Internet/Computer Use

The Library has computers for public Internet use. Computers are available for library card holders or guest passes can be obtained from the youth or adult service desks.

Time on computers is limited by proprietary software, but limits can be extended at the discretion of the youth or adult service supervisor or any staff member they authorize.

Children under 16 will need permission from a parent or guardian to use the public computers.  Computers in the Youth Services area of the first floor may be used by anyone under the age of 18 or by adults who have a child with them.

Individuals who require extensive assistance may have up to one more individual accompany them at the computer to provide that assistance. Staff are available to assist patrons in a limited capacity and are prohibited from completing forms, creating documents for, or in general completing tasks on behalf of the public.

The Library has no control over the information obtained through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content or accuracy. It may contain materials which some find offensive or inappropriate. Library users access the Internet at their own discretion.

The Library assumes no responsibility for damages, direct, or indirect, for the use of a Library computer or Internet. This includes, but is not limited to, damage to personal or office computer equipment caused by virus-laden material downloaded from any Internet site.

Prohibited Use
Computer access can be revoked if it is found that an individual is:

  • Viewing material deemed to be obscene, child pornography, or harmful to minors, as those terms are defined in the Children’s Internet Protection Act and the Texas Penal Code.
  • Violating applicable U.S. or state laws, including copyright laws and licensing agreements pertaining to software, files and other resources obtained via the Internet.
  • Partaking in improper use of or destruction/damage to equipment, software, or data belonging to the Library.
  • Disrupting or interfering with network users or services. Such interference or disruption includes, but is not limited to, distribution of unsolicited advertising, harassment, libeling, or slandering of others; propagation of computer worms or viruses.
  • Unable to comply with the Patron Code of Conduct or any other relevant Library policies.

If computer access is revoked, patrons may appeal to the Library Director.

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