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    Louth County Libraries – Terms of Reference for Public Access PCs/ Internet/Wi-Fi Use
    Public Use of Internet and Wi-Fi

    • Free Internet access and Wi-Fi facilities are available to current members of Louth County Libraries.

    • All Internet users must agree to the terms of this policy before accessing the Internet and availing of Wi-Fi.

    • Unauthorised use of the service is prohibited. This includes:

    1. Accessing material which is pornographic, obscene, violent, racist, defamatory or illegal.

    2. Use which would constitute a breach of current legislation including copyright laws.

    3. Attempting to violate system security including interferences with networks.

    4. Interfering with the integrity of computing systems, both within the library and on the wider Internet.

    • The Internet is an excellent source of information. Users are reminded that Louth County Libraries cannot accept responsibility for information accessed on the Internet and cannot be held responsible for the content, accuracy or quality of the information retrieved.

    • Louth County Libraries cannot accept responsibility for the privacy or security of user’s activities. Louth County Libraries urges caution when undertaking financial transactions online and will not accept any liability for any loss that may arise from use of the Wi-Fi facility provided by the Library Service.

    • Louth County Libraries cannot accept responsibility for the safety of equipment or for laptop configurations, security or data files resulting from connection to the Wi-Fi facility. Anti-virus provision is the responsibility of the user.


    Access by Children

    • Children are very welcome to use the Internet. Using the internet is a fun way to learn and discover new interests. Parents and guardians are responsible for their children’s use of the Internet and therefore must sign the computer usage permission policy. Parents and guardians should be aware of the sites their children are using. While filtering software is in place to minimise the risk of children accessing inappropriate websites, it may not always block unsuitable material. Any concerns should be brought to the attention of library staff.


    Rules Governing Use

    • Individuals are expected to use library terminals in a responsible and courteous manner

    • Internet terminals are booked for sessions of one hour, on the hour. Members should vacate terminals after their session.

    • Louth County Libraries log all computer usage by user and sites accessed. These logs may be accessed in the event of an incident, a complaint or at the request of appropriate authorities.

    • Users must abide by the reservation procedures which are in place in each library.

    • Please log out of your email/social network account before finishing.

    • Any person involved in unauthorised use and who does not abide by the terms of reference for internet use will have their access to all library services withdrawn.


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