The Washington County Public Library offers its patrons free public
access to the Internet. The library is not responsible for the accuracy,
or content of material found online. The Internet computers have child
safety filters on them. However, parents are encouraged to be with their
children if they access the internet. Children accessing the Internet
without a parent or legal guardian must present their library card and
must have the permission section of their registration card filled out
by the parent or legal guardian.
All patrons are required to sign in at the
front desk and must
present a library card or photo identification before using the
computers. Use of the Internet will be limited to one (1) hour if
someone is waiting. Computer users must agree to follow the computer use
policy. Printing is available from all Internet computers. The cost is
cents per page for black & white copies. Library staff can assist
with computer use as time allows but for in-depth training, users are
encouraged to participate in computer classes offered at the library and
A visitor who does not have a library card may use a computer by
presenting his or her photo identification. Patrons should see a staff
member at the Front Desk if they need to take a test or fill out a form
that requires more than an hour of computer use.
Illegal activities or activities that interfere with or disrupt the
network, services, equipment or other users are prohibited. Software and
other files downloaded from the Internet may contain viruses or spyware
that may infect other computers. Permission from the library manager is
required before a patron is allowed to use a disk of their own. Patrons
may not install or run software not provided by the library.
Misuse of library computers may result in loss of computer
privileges, loss of library privileges and/or prosecution. Patrons who
violate this policy and/or engage in misuse of the computers will be
warned and then banned from using the library computers.